Eyelid surgery?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What would you do?
    I would look into it and do it if it's feasible. : (39 votes)
    87 %
    I would be too scared and just live with it. : (6 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 16
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    Gf of mine did it (she was 32 at the time) and loves the results! Can barely see the scars. Good luck!

    Post # 17
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    gatsbymermaid :  if it’s a muscle thing you shoukd talk to a doctor and see if it could just be corrected with just botox.

    Post # 18
    1581 posts
    Bumble bee

    Are you smiling in the pic you posted?  I actually think my eyes are very similar, but it’s only so noticeable when I’m smiling…one eye doesn’t open as much.  I have never thought about surgery, but if it bothered me enough I would.  

    Post # 19
    5091 posts
    Bee Keeper

     I have this very issue too and it really bothers me every time I see a photo of myself.

    Post # 21
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    gatsbymermaid :  

    gatsbymermaid :  no downtime at all! I had surgery on a Friday and was back to work on Monday. For correction of exotropia (eye wandering out) I did have to deal with a blood-red eye for about a month, but w/ever, small price to pay in return for not having total strangers ask me “Are you talking to me?” “Which way are you looking?” and all the other awful things people say. No pain, although a little bit of tenderness (and you can feel the stitches initially every time you blink, but it is annoying, not painful. They dissovle on their own). The muscle they will operate on depends on how extreme your angle of deviation is, although normally they operate on the medial rectus. 

    For the upper eyelid retraction, it was performed under mild sedation. I could have gone straight back to work but chose to go home and watch Hallmark movies instead 🙂 Again, zero pain and no discomfort. (For this one, the surgeon basically “teased” the upper eye muscle down a little. When it is too tight it causes your eyelid to look wide open)

    Post # 22
    1439 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I think you should look into it! A consultation certainly won’t hurt and it should give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

    Just an FYI (you may already know this), the type of doctor that you should talk to is an ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastics. They are fully trained ophthalmologists who do extra training in surgeries of the eyelid and orbit– basically everything that isn’t actually the eyeball. Someone who was trained as a general plastic surgeon isn’t fully qualified to do surgeries near the eye. And the procedure is called a blepharoplasty.

    Good luck!

    Post # 23
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I think it’s for a different reason, but one of my eyes squints more than the other when I smile too! For me it’s due to synkenesis after bell’s palsy (so a muscle/nerve thing).  I don’t think there are viable surgical options for me, but if there were I’d definitely think about it seriously. I totally get this. 

    Post # 24
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee

    gatsbymermaid : I’ve had multiple eye surgeries, I vote proceed with caution. Do a lot of research, and look into ALL the possible side effects before you proceed. Even the minor side effects.

    I had four surgeries on my eye as a toddler in the 80’s. The muscles had to be corrected surgically. Surgery on the lid itself is much less risky, although with any surgery there is risk involved.

    I would look for a surgeon who specializes in this, instead of general cosmetic surgery.

    My surgeon specialized in childrens eye surgery, and while the repair work is cosmetically perfect and my eye looks normal, functionally the eye is bad. I can only see out of my right now, the left has atrophied. My peripheral vision is screwed up. This has impacted my life by causing balance problems, dizziness, and driving.

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