Eyelid surgery regularly produces remarkable results. Patients look younger, more energized, and more alert. For the vast majority of patients, those results are effectively permanent—and the satisfaction that comes with those results is equally long lasting.
However, sometimes a revision eyelid procedure is required. Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh have met with many patients who are dissatisfied with the results of their first blepharoplasty procedure. They offer revision blepharoplasty to Virginia and Washington D.C. are patients who have experienced poor results.
Reasons You Might Want a Revision
There are many factors that might cause unsatisfactory results from a blepharoplasty, and Dr. Nazemzadeh and Dr. Rostami both have experience correcting those issues. One of the primary issues that can cause the need for a revision is the development of a complication during recovery.
Recovery from a blepharoplasty procedure can be a relatively delicate process, depending on the scope of work. Dr. Nazemzadeh and Dr. Rostami give their patients detailed recovery instructions that are designed to maximize comfort and healing. However, sometimes patients are unable or unwilling to follow those instructions and want to rush their recovery. This can sometimes lead to compromised results.
There are also other factors which may contribute to unsatisfactory results, including but not limited to the following:
- Work by an inexperienced or under-qualified surgeon
- The development of an infection during the recovery process
- The natural movements and developments of the body (in other words, sometimes your body just doesn’t adjust in an anticipated fashion)
- Trauma or distress caused to the eyelids during the recovery process
- Sometimes the patient is simply not enthusiastic about the aesthetic look of the results
Whatever causes patient dissatisfaction with their results, it’s important to remember that a revision blepharoplasty procedure can be used to improve those results.
How Does a Revision Blepharoplasty Work?
A revision of a blepharoplasty (Virginia based or otherwise) will usually depend on both the patient’s initial experience and the patient’s desired final outcome. The vast majority of eyelid lift revisions are, in fact, quite minor. Many patients consider using either Botox or dermal filler injections in order to achieve their final results.
Using non surgical techniques to achieve a revision has a few advantages. First and foremost, patients get results quickly and don’t have to cope with another round of recovery. The downside is that the results tend to be temporary; patients can schedule regular maintenance in injections is they want to keep those results.
A revision blepharoplasty surgery can be performed if necessary. However, it is usually necessary to wait anywhere between 6 and 12 months after the initial procedure before performing a revision blepharoplasty. The skin around the initial incision site should feel as “normal” as possible before the revision can be performed.
Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh have helped many patients get the results they truly desire after an initial blepharoplasty that did not meet their expectations. Revision blepharoplasty, after all, can be a delicate process with much to balance. The experience and expertise of the surgeon is vitally important in getting the result you want.
Making Sure You Get The Results You Want
The ultimate goal of a revision eyelid surgery is pretty straightforward: we want to make sure you get the results you’ve been after. After all, those results have the potential to be quite profound and quite life-changing. We hate to see any patient who is feeling disappointed, instead, by his or her results.
If you want to know more about what a revision blepharoplasty can do for you—or what might cause you to need one in the first place—contact Dr. Rostami or Dr. Nazemzadeh to schedule a confidential consultation. We’ll discuss how you want your eyes to look and the best way to achieve your results!
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