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daisy65 01-07-2010 09:05 PM

Eye Lift
Hi, I had a transconjunctival lower bleph in 2005. I was 43 at the time. It was tight when I had it done, but I am now wishing I had never done it.

I did it at the wrong time in my life. I was so consumed with personal problems at the time, that I literally pulled all the tight muscle out and then that took time to heal and now its just thin and loose skin there. The doctor I went to just can't believe it could come out like that, unless I was a drug addict or something. Which I am not. Why are doctors like this. Anyways, I can't live with this loose skins feeling, it's worse than before the surgery.

My every waking day thought is how can I fix this. It looks terrible, feels terrible, and I'm having a hard time coping with it. The doctor I went to said he could revise it, but it sounds harsh and he would try and hide the scar in my crowsfeet, but I don't have any crowsfeet and I have light skin, it will be noticeable. Not to mention expensive, again.

I have been plastering the vaseline on at night and have noticed that it does seem to tighten it up for the next day, but it doesn't last, not to mention it looks greasy under my eyes from it. Does anyone know if surgeons can inject a lubricant or something into that skin to keep it moist and closer to the eye, so to speak, like vaseline. Do surgeons use stuff like that?

Sorry this is long.

robyne00 01-08-2010 07:47 AM

Sorry to hear about your bad experience.

Who told you to apply Vaseline?

Where are you located?

la_angel 01-09-2010 05:23 PM

"Hiding the scar in the crows feet" does not sound like a practical solution IMO.

Are you using the Vaseline to try and moisturize the eyes? I don't know if that is the best solution. I would visit a reputable plastic surgeon that does eye lifts to get a second opinion of what's going on. It sounds like your doctor is not going to be honest with you :mad:

daisy65 01-12-2010 09:15 PM

Hi, I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The doctor that did the original eyelift is an occuplastic surgeon, and after getting no where with him. He seems really arrogant, I went to see another plastic surgeon in this area. I didn't tell him which doctor did my surgery, because they all stick together out here. And the original doctor has a good reputation apparently. Anyways, the new plastic surgeon said he didn't think he could line up the eye area properly now, and I have dry eyes he said, so that was another no no. So, he said I would just have to live with this.

I can't live with this, and I can't function with it either. I don't know what else to do.

daisy65 01-13-2010 12:13 AM

Also, last visit I went in to see the surgeon and I told him it felt like my lower eyelid was pulling alot, and he said, well most ppl like this, but instead of telling me anything about it, he just basically squeezed both lids and rubbed them, like he was getting rid of a gel or something, keeping the lid from drooping, and basically since then, it's like my lids are really just hollow now. Does that make sense. Does anyone have any idea what he may have done? The lower lids just basically dropped and the skin sagged.


daisy65 01-13-2010 02:15 PM

K, I really would appreciate some input on this... there must be someone with knowledge on this? I'm desperate.

la_angel 01-13-2010 02:48 PM

I wouldn't be so sure that the plastic surgeons there stick together. They may be acquaintances but remember they are in competition with each other too :) So next time don't feel you need to hide the name of your surgeon.

I haven't heard about this technique the doctor did of squeezing the lids and rubbing them together. The only thing I can think of is it there was excess water or puss in there that he was able to squeeze out. Did he say the dry eyes will improve at all from how they are right now :confused:

robyne00 01-13-2010 03:37 PM

Sounds like a nightmare in general. I would seek help elsewhere. I have never heard of the eye rubbing technique your surgeon used.

daisy65 01-13-2010 03:38 PM

Hi, la_Angel, thanks for your input. The occuplastic surgeon here that did my original surgery is well known and I think comes well recommended. I think a nurse at a hospital recommended him to me. Anyways, I know these plastic surgeons are in competition, sort of, I think some of them excell at different procedures, so there may be less competition. Anyways, I don't think it was water or puss that he was rubbing out, because I had this surgery done in 2005 and it would be infected if it was something like that in there for so long.

Could it have been maybe a filler that he used when he did the lift? Do surgeons use fillers along with a lower bleph?

Do you know if a lower bleph can be revised and still look natural? When I don't put vaseline on my lids at night, they look thin, hollow and crepy. I look old. If I do use vaseline, they don't look so crepy, but they look kinda swollen from the heavy vaseline no them.

la_angel 01-16-2010 03:19 PM

Well I wouldn't necessarily go on the advice of a hospital nurse or doctor (unless they are someone that's extremely interested in cosmetic surgery). The truth is that plastic surgery is very different from others areas of medicine, so your better off getting doctor reviews from other patients. Who knows, that nurse may have never even had plastic surgery herself.

About the filler, I've never heard of that being used during an eye lift (unless the doctor told you it was). Being that filler costs extra money, I'm pretty sure he would have disclosed it so he could charge you more for it.

I think we would be able to help more if we could see a pic or two? Would you mind posting pics of just your eyes? You can crop out the rest of your face. If possible, take one picture in the morning and one picture in the evening so we can compare the two :)

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