Eye Revision Surgeries in Philadelphia

Serving Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Wayne, PA, New Jersey and the neighboring tri state areas

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Our skin loses elasticity as we age because we accumulate excessive skin in the eye area. Our eyelids start to appear puffy and droopy.

An eyelid revision surgery is a procedure to either correct the results of a previous eyelid surgery or any defects or disfiguration of the eyelids. An eye revision surgery can provide aesthetic benefits by modifying the eyelids and the surrounding area.

Eyelid revision surgery can be a bigger challenge than the initial surgery. Here is what a blepharoplasty correction surgery can do:

  • Revises “under corrected” eyelid surgery by correcting a previous procedure that resulted in too much extra skin or fat
  • Fixes ptosis or drooping eyelids
  • Rectifies “overdone” eyelid surgery in which too much skin and/or fat was removed (eyes look unnatural)

Here are eight reasons why you may need an eye revision surgery:

  • Asymmetrical Eye: If too much skin or fat was taken out from under your eye or in the upper lid in a first surgery, you may end up with an unbalanced appearance. The unnatural look can be adjusted by realigning things and restore the previous symmetry and/or making sure the eyelids match in heights.
  • Changing Eye Look: In the original surgery, the outer corner of the eye was cut in such a way that the eye looks and feels different.
  • Droopy Eyelids: In the original eyelid surgery, there was too little skin removed and possibly the muscle that lifts the eyelid was not tightened giving you a tired appearance. A revision surgery addresses the problem by tightening the levator muscle that lifts your upper eyelid which will make you look younger.
  • Eye Contour: The result from an original eyelid surgery was an unsatisfactory shape of the eye creating distortion and/or a sagging lower lid showing too much of the white of your eye. A revision surgery alters your eye contour for a more natural shape and appearance.
  • Hollow Appearances: If too much fat was excised from your lower eyelids in the first surgery, it can lead to your eyes looking hollow and sunken making you appear tired or even sick. An eye revision surgery can restore the volume to your eyelids for a more youthful appearance.
  • Lower Lid Retraction: In the revision surgery, the lower eyelid is pulled down to modify the shape of the eye.
  • Lumps and Bumps: In the original surgery, fat grafting created lumps, bumps and contour issues.
  • Shutting Eyes: A previous surgery could have resulted in having too much skin taken out of your upper lids, which makes it difficult to shut your eyes completely. This uncomfortable problem can be amended by using skin grafts to let your eyes shut and blink properly.

Am I A Candidate for an Eye Revision Surgery?

You are a good candidate if you are in good physical health, a non-smoker and realistic about the risks and results of an eye revision surgery. The procedure can be done as young as mid-30’s and older. It depends on the condition of your skin and your genetic makeup and lifestyle. Please let Dr. Morgenstern know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. People with glaucoma or diabetes may not be the best candidate for an eye revision surgery in Philadelphia but there are alternative solutions.

What Are the Risks?

Some of the risks involved with an eye revision surgery can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bruising, infection, numbness, scarring and swelling. On rare occasions, other effects on the eyes can result in abnormal coloring of the eyelids, abnormal folding of the eyelid skin, dry eyes, inability to completely close your eyes and possible loss of vision.

How is the Recovery?

Following your procedure, you may feel some discomfort in the eye area. Small bandage may be applied to your eyes and you can use an ice pack for comfort and help bring down the swelling, which can last for a couple of weeks. For the first week after your surgery, you should clean the eye area and use any drops given to you to lubricate your eyes. You should also avoid using makeup and contact lenses. Make sure to keep your head elevated when sleeping and using sunglasses and sunblock when outside. Avoid any strenuous exercise and lifting for a week or so after your procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Eye Revision Surgery?

There are many great benefits of getting an eye revision surgery in Philadelphia and the Main Line area:

  • Appear Younger
  • Comfort in forehead and eyebrow area
  • Deals with drooping of the lower eyelid (that shows the white under the iris)
  • Eyes appear more open
  • Fix drooping skin around the eyes
  • Gets rid of excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid
  • Improved vision
  • Less migraine
  • Look less tired
  • More confidence and greater self-esteem
  • No more bags under the eyes or puffiness look
  • Removes dark circles
  • Removes excess skin that disturbs the natural contour of the eye
  • Smoothing wrinkles
  • Takes care of loose, sagging skin (that creates folds above the eye)
  • Takes out fatty deposits
  • Youthful and rejuvenated appearance

During your initial consultation, you will have time to ask questions about an eye revision surgery in Philadelphia. Your surgeon will evaluate your current health, including pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. We will go over your first surgery and what has happened since then.

Dr. Ken Morgenstern and Dr. Joseph Giacometti are personally committed to give you the best results. Both are board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, have completed a wealth of prestigious training and continue to be active in their field. We are dedicated to giving you the best advanced care and result in our state-of-the-art setting at Morgenstern Center.

If you live in or around Philadelphia, the Main Line, King of Prussia, Exton, Wayne, PA; in the following neighboring tri state areas: Linwood, Flemington, Vineland, NJ; Wilmington, DE, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery and make an appointment with experienced oculoplastic and ophthalmic surgeons, Dr. Ken Morgenstern or Dr. Joseph Giacometti.

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