Lower eyelid retraction, or pulled down lower lids with a change in the shape and appearance of the lower eyelids, is a dreaded complication of lower eyelid blepharoplasty. It occurs for a variety of reasons and is difficult to correct. Little research has been put into lower eyelid retraction after blepharoplasty (ie. revision lower eyelid surgery), which is one of the reasons correcting the problem has been so challenging. Recently, Guy Massry, MD, of Beverly Hills, California, a respected expert and frequent lecturer on post blepharoplasty lower eyelid retraction performed a scientific study to evaluate the current state of this condition. The study abstract can be viewed here.
From this work, Dr. Massry made modern and novel suggestions on why it happens, which allow better treatment options with surgery or fillers. You can watch his novel approach to fillers here:
Eyelid Fillers Explained
Non-Surgical Treatment for Retracted Eyelid
Lower eyelid retraction after blepharoplasty is a very complicated problem that only a very experienced eyelid surgeon such as Dr. Massry should evaluate and treat. Please be careful with this problem and seek only the advice of specialist with years of experience.
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If you have been left with unsatisfactory results from a primary blepharoplasty, please call Dr. Massry today so he can help restore your eyelid appearance and function - 310.657.4302.