However, a revision can be performed in instances where a less-skilled surgeon executed the surgery or if there were complications and you are unhappy with the results. Practicing revision blepharoplasty in Boulder, CO, Dr. Kyle Cox is board-certified in Ophthalmology, and she applies a sophisticated, artistic approach to repairing the eyelids. Regardless of the outcome of the previous blepharoplasty surgery, she will restore symmetry and balance so that you look and feel your best. 

What Is Revision Blepharoplasty?

Revision blepharoplasty is a secondary surgical procedure to the eyelids that corrects any defects or complications resulting from former eyelid surgery. If for any reason the results of a previous blepharoplasty did not turn out the way you wanted, a revision can enhance your outcome and help you reach your aesthetic goals.

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Why Would I Need Revision Eyelid Surgery?

Any time eyelid surgery did not yield the results the patient desired, a revision blepharoplasty is an appropriate course of action. You will know that a revision is needed if the previous surgery:

  • Removed too much skin or fat, making it difficult to blink or close your eyes fully
  • Caused noticeable asymmetry, scarring, or defects
  • Left residual hollowing, sagging, or bulges
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How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate?

After allowing at least 6 months to fully heal from your previous eyelid surgery, some signs that you may be a viable candidate for a revision blepharoplasty are:

  • Inability to close your eyes or blink fully
  • Uneven or undesirable contouring or shape of the eyes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Remaining puffiness or hollowing
  • Post-operative scarring

If you are generally in good health and do not smoke, you may be a good surgical candidate for a revision blepharoplasty in Boulder. Dr. Cox will review your health and goals and have an honest conversation to set realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

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What Can I Expect from the Procedure?

Each revision blepharoplasty surgery in Boulder is different, taking into account the initial issue that was being addressed and what needs to be corrected from the previous blepharoplasty.

While the process varies from one person to another, most revisions will take place as outpatient procedures, with a recovery process much like that of the initial blepharoplasty.

In cases where complications are more serious, Dr. Cox may perform a more complex surgery that requires an extended recovery timeline.

What Is the Recovery Process?

Each patient’s recovery depends on the particular corrections required in the revision surgery. For instance, an overcorrected eyelid necessitates a more advanced technique that may require a lengthier operation and a longer recovery period. By contrast, an under-corrected eyelid will involve fewer complex techniques with a shorter recovery.

Regardless of the type of procedure performed, you can expect to see some bruising and swelling of the eye area, which will gradually lessen over the course of a few weeks. Icing is key within the first few days to soothe the skin, minimize bruising and swelling, and kickstart your recovery.

After the surgery, patients commonly experience blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and some tearing for the first few days. Additionally, there may be some tenderness that can easily be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

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Is revision blepharoplasty painful?

Is it risky to have revision eyelid surgery?

What Is the Cost of Revision Blepharoplasty?

Is revision blepharoplasty painful?

Having already undergone eyelid surgery, you will not find a revision to be any more painful than the original procedure. Dr. Cox will prioritize a comfortable treatment plan, making sure to effectively manage pain during and after the procedure.

Is it risky to have revision eyelid surgery?

Revision eyelid surgery can have a higher risk of complications that can be mitigated by selecting a skillful surgeon. Dr. Cox specializes in periocular cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation. Unlike other general plastic surgeons and dermatologists, her training is specific to this delicate area. With a customized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s particular needs, Dr. Cox ensures that her patients feel comfortable, empowered, and cherished throughout the entire process.

What Is the Cost of Revision Blepharoplasty?

Because revision eyelid surgery is customized to the needs of each patient’s condition, the extent of the correction required must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Cox offers an honest evaluation of the upcoming procedure and provides a thorough outline of the costs so that you can feel empowered and secure throughout your decision-making process.

Schedule a Consultation

Book your consultation today in Boulder, CO, and let Dr. Cox revitalize your eyes with a revision eyelid surgery that restores you to your most joyful and confident self.

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