Our highly experienced surgeons can put it right
If you’re feeling disappointed after a botched eyelid surgery, then it’s likely that the trust has broken down between you and your previous surgeon. Sometimes unexpected results from surgery can lead to depression. You need to recalibrate. That’s where we can come in.
If you’re considering blepharoplasty revision, book a consultation with one of our leading surgeons and they’ll listen to your story, ease your concerns and let you know how they can help you. Open communication is at the heart of what we do and your surgeon at Karidis will be realistic with you.
What is revision blepharoplasty?
Revision blepharoplasty is surgery that corrects poor results from a previous blepharoplasty. Disappointing results can occur for many reasons, including an inexperienced surgeon, unsuitable surgical technique or complications.
You’ll have to wait around six months after having your blepharoplasty surgery before you can have revision surgery. This is to allow any swelling to go down.
We’ll focus on improving the appearance of your eyelids for a natural-looking result — an integral part of our Karidis ethos.
Why might revision blepharoplasty be required?
Revision blepharoplasty can help to fix a variety of problems that have occurred as a result of your initial eye surgery. During your consultation at Karidis, your surgeon will consider what resulting problems you have and come up with a personal plan to correct them.
Problems as a result of botched eye surgery include:
- An unnatural appearance – this can be caused by the surgeon pulling the eyelids too tightly or removing too much skin and fat (over-correction).
- Asymmetry – the surgeon should have removed equal amounts of skin and fat from each eye. If they aren’t symmetrical after blepharoplasty (and post-swelling) then something has gone wrong.
- Problems with your vision – if you experience vision problems for a long period of time post-surgery, something might not be right.
- Eyelids appear sunken or droopy — your eyelids haven’t been aligned properly.
- Under-correction – the surgeon didn’t remove enough fat and skin.
- Scarring — unexpected and noticeable lumps and bumps.
The benefits of your revision blepharoplasty at Karidis Clinic
✔ Peace of mind: highly skilled surgeons who will listen to your concerns
✔ Natural-looking results: subtle, yet noticeable
✔ Expertise in revision blepharoplasty: for the best possible results
✔ Advanced skills and knowledge: our surgeons are leaders in their field
✔ Open communication: for realistic expectations
✔ VIP care: luxuriate with five-star consultancy and aftercare
✔ A bespoke service: a unique, individual solution
✔ Combine treatments: many patients opt to have their face, neck or brow lifted at the same time
FAQs for revision blepharoplasty
Yes, when in the hands of a highly experienced and skilled surgeon, revision blepharoplasty is safe. Although complications are unlikely, it’s wise to consider them before you decide to have eyelid surgery. All surgery has risks, including a reaction to anaesthesia. Risks specific to corrective eyelid surgery include infection, skin discolouration, temporary blurry vision and injury to your eye muscles. During your consultation at Karidis, your surgeon will discuss the risks with you.
Depending on the extent of your revision blepharoplasty, you can usually expect to go back to your usual routine after about a week. If you’re working from home you could be back working in 48 hours. But complete blepharoplasty recovery will take a few weeks.
As cosmetic surgery involves cutting your skin, it’ll always result in some scarring – and this includes revision blepharoplasty.
Your surgeon at Karidis will be highly skilled in hiding scarring in the folds of your skin. However, with revision surgery, it depends on how the initial surgery went and what scarring occurred as a result of that. During your consultation at Karidis Clinic, your surgeon will discuss scarring with you so that you know what to expect.
The procedure for corrective eyelid surgery will depend on what your surgeon at Karidis is aiming to improve. A range of techniques can be used. Therefore blepharoplasty revision can be much more complex than the initial surgery.
Corrective eyelid surgery to improve on initial surgery which has under-corrected and not removed enough skin and fat will be easier than over-corrected surgery. If you’ve experienced over-correction, your eyelid will need to be built back up by applying a range of materials to the internal lining of your eyelid. Whereas in a mild case of eyelid repositioning, a retractor release and canthal suspension can be used.
Your medical history will be noted during your consultation. If you’re a smoker, you’ll be asked to stop smoking for a few weeks before the surgery. You’ll also be told to avoid certain medications (such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). On the day of your surgery, don’t wear any face creams or makeup. Finally, make sure that you arrange for someone to pick you up after your revision blepharoplasty procedure as it won’t be safe for you to drive.
You need to wait at least six months before any revision of blepharoplasty so that you can fully see and therefore judge the final result. Once the swelling has gone down, it will also allow your surgeon at Karidis to clearly see what the issue is and identify how they can help you.