Revision eyelid surgery is more complex than the initial procedure and requires a highly-trained surgeon. Dr. Caroline Vargason is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon specializing in enhancing the eyelids. If you are unsatisfied with your original procedure, Dr. Vargason can help you achieve your desired results. 

What Is Revision Eyelid Surgery?

Revision eyelid surgery is a procedure that corrects the result of previous eyelid surgery. In some instances, revision surgery is necessary to correct a complication from your original procedure, such as poor healing, asymmetry, or scarring. Some patients may also have functional challenges or be unsatisfied with the appearance of their original results. Revision surgery is used to help correct the outcomes of your previous procedure. 

What Can Revision Surgery Address?

Revision surgery can address a wide variety of concerns. Some of the most common include:

  • Asymmetry 
  • Dry eyes
  • Excess tearing
  • Eye irritation
  • Hollow upper eyelids
  • Inability to close the eyes of blink 
  • Lower eyelids retracting or ectropion
  • Residual fat beneath the eyes
  • Unsightly scarring 

What Makes Revision Surgery Challenging?

Revision surgery is more complex than the original procedure. After you have surgery, your body will start to form scar tissue. Scar tissue is thick and dense and can change the area where it forms, increasing bleeding in the area and changing how surrounding skin and fat settle after surgery. Dr. Vargason has to navigate through the scar tissue when performing revision surgery, which is a far more challenging and delicate operation.

Who Is a Candidate for Revision Eyelid Surgery?

To determine if you are a candidate for revision eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vargason. Because revision surgery is more complex, the consultation process is even more important.

During your consultation, she will examine your current results, review your medical history, and discuss your areas of concern. She will then determine if you are a good candidate for a revision procedure.

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Why Choose Dr. Vargason?

Dr. Caroline Vargason is a highly trained oculofacial plastic surgeon board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is an expert on treating eyelids and has successfully performed over 5,000 eyelid procedures. 

Dr. Vargason attended UCLA for both graduate and medical school. She then completed her residency in ophthalmology at The Vanderbilt Eye Institute and was hand-picked for a fellowship at the prestigious Cincinnati Eye Institute.

When working with patients, Dr. Vargason approaches each case in a personalized way, ensuring your surgery is customized to your anatomy and preferences. If you are interested in revision eyelid surgery, contact her office, Nava Face & Eye, today to schedule a consultation.

“Dr. Vargason is the best. I had eyelid reconstruction, and she not only did an amazing job, but she was also always available for a phone call or returned my call immediately during the healing process. If I ever need any other procedures, she will be the one I go to.”

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Your Revision Eyelid Procedure

The exact steps of your procedure will vary based on the areas you are trying to correct. During your consultation, Dr. Vargason will outline her plans for surgery, including incision placement and surgery steps. The same incision placement from your previous surgery is used in many cases. 

Your Recovery

The recovery from a revision surgery will be similar to the initial surgery. Because of scar tissue in the area, you may experience more swelling and bruising than your first procedure.

You may wish to take one to two weeks off from work. While you can return to work after one week, your face may still be bruised. Bruising and swelling are common in the first week and will resolve on their own.

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Revision Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Will there be additional scarring?

How soon can I receive revision surgery?

Will there be additional scarring?

Dr. Vargason will aim to place incisions along natural skin creases to ensure that any potential scars remain well hidden.

How soon can I receive revision surgery?

The eyelids take at least six months to heal after surgery. Revision surgery can be performed 6-12 months after the initial procedure.

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