Why an Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon Should Perform Your Revision Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is one of the most common facial procedures performed today. It can be a quick-fix to problems like hooded or puffy eyelids. These are issues that affect many adults and, because they cannot be hidden, can cause a lot of distress. Eyelid rejuvenation, called blepharoplasty, permanently alters the eyelids so the eyes appear younger and more energetic. At least this is the intent. With blepharoplasty offering such significant improvements, many surgeons perform this procedure. With so many surgeons performing this procedure, we see a relatively common request for revision eyelid surgery. Here, we discuss why it is vitally important to take extra care in selecting a surgeon to perform blepharoplasty, especially revision blepharoplasty.

Regardless of the surgery that is performed, every procedure has some inherent risk. Every surgeon has experienced a surgical complication at some point in their career. The risk of this happening decreases with training and experience. Therefore, when seeking blepharoplasty, a patient must do their due diligence and request specific information from each surgeon they interview. It is also why an oculofacial plastic surgeon is an excellent option for eyelid rejuvenation. An oculofacial plastic surgeon receives 3 to 5 years of training exclusively on the eyes and periocular region. A general plastic surgeon spends less than a few months focused on eye procedures. This is not to say that a general board-certified plastic surgeon cannot achieve outstanding blepharoplasty results. The point is to outline the differences in training that exist.

Blepharoplasty complications to be aware of include:

  • Poor scarring
  • Dry eyes
  • Inability to completely close the eyes
  • Insufficient blink
  • Sunken appearance around the eyes
  • Retraction of the lower eyelid
  • Asymmetry
  • Persistent eye irritation
  • Excessive tearing

What Causes Blepharoplasty Complications?

The most common reason for blepharoplasty complications is taking too much eyelid tissue. Revision, then, is needed to add tissue to replace what has been trimmed. Understandably, what many patients do is go back to the surgeon who performed their initial procedure. Revision in this way may only worsen the outcome that has occurred. With extensive education and familiarity with the fat, muscle, and skin around the eyes, an oculofacial plastic surgeon is the best person to manage any complication that results from blepharoplasty.

If your blepharoplasty did not accomplish what you had hoped, there is the option of revision. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Murrell in our Amarillo office at (806) 351-1177.

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What's coming to Dr. Murrell's practice in the next few months.
Embrace with Accutite and Facetite and Morpheus Prime and Morpheus8

Accutite and Facetite: - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that can melt fat and mildly tighten skin. It requires only a small opening in the skin. The Accutite is for small areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. The Facetite is for the larger areas of the face such as the jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds.

Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that are applied to the skin to tighten the skin and collagen underneath the skin. The Morpheus Prime is for smaller areas smaller areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. the Morpheus8 is for the larger areas of the face. Both Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 takes 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart from each other.

The Accutite and Morpheus Prime can both be performed to the eyelids to maximize the cosmetic effect. Likewise, the Facetite and Morpheus8 can both be performed to maximize the cosmetic effect.

The Embrace is the device that rungs the Accutite, Facetite, Morpheus8, and Morpheus Prime. These treatments are not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for the procedure.

What's New in Dr. Murrell Practice in 2023

Light adjustable IOl (LAL) for Cataract Patients

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