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Upper Eyelid Hollowness After Ptosis Repair


Hi, I am 32 years old Asian female. Apr 2011, I had a surgery to repair ptosis. However, my left upper eyelid became too hollow, stiff and sunken. I am frustrated that my eyelid are hugely assymetrical. I am fearful of another surgery as it may damage muscle function. I've read that fillers don't work and the only solution is fat grafting. I'm recommended by plastic surgeon for fat grafting to correct this, and I'd like to know, are oculoplastic surgeons or plastic surgeon better at this procedure?

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Hollow eyelid due to failed ptosis repair

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jhonnys


Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
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September 19, 2013 2:55 AM

We recommend you to see a Plastic Surgeon or an Ocular Doctor, either or but someone with much experience in this procedure. For more information: http://drjsalomon.com/eyelid.asp (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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September 5, 2011 6:42 AM

Looks like the operation did not really help the ptosis. Sorry. (more)
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drredou


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vienna, VA
United States
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September 4, 2011 4:55 AM

It is obvious that you have ptosis of your left eye. The only way to correct it is ptosis surgery. Fat grafting or any other trick will not correct your condition. This is not an easy (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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September 2, 2011 1:58 PM

You still have ptosis. The crease is very high that is why you have a hollow look.
Repair is surgical. See an experienced ptosis Plastic surgeon or ophthalmic plastic surgeon.
Repair (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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September 2, 2011 3:24 AM

Yes Fat grafting will help. But as for your result it would be nice to see the before photos to see the changes in height of your upper lid. (more)
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jospang2
 
September 5, 2011 12:01 AM

Hi Dr docblinski,

this is the photo before I went for my surgery.

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