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My ptosis repair surgery failed...I think. =(

My ptosis repair surgery failed...I think. =(

Postby luckyme123 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:52 pm

I have congenital ptosis on my left eye and had my surgery about 3 weeks ago. I went to my second post op check today. Although pretty much all of the swelling is gone, my left eyelid is still as droopy as before the surgery.

Right after the surgery my PS said my eyelids looked perfect and he thought I'd like the results a lot. One week after the surgery after the stitches were removed he still claimed that he was right on the money when it comes to fixing the droop, that my left eyelid was leveled with my right eyelid and should look good once the swelling was gone. So he gave me a prescription of med that would make the swelling go down faster. So one week afterwards (today) the swelling is as good as gone, but my droopy eyelid hasn't moved a bit. I'm so disappointed, frustrated, sad, and I don't know what else!

My PS told me for the first time today that there's a chance I might need a revision surgery after all. I'm supposed to go back for my 3rd check up next week, and if things don't look better by then....I don't even want to think about that! Since I didn't have creases in my eyelids before the surgery my PS also made a crease on my right eyelid to match my left eyelid after the ptosis repair surgery. Now I have a very pretty, big right eye with a low crease and my left eye is droopy, bruised and the crease looks totally different and keeps changing. It makes me look so weird and ugly!

Has anyone been through the same thing? My mind's a total mess now, so I just had to vent....any kind of comments/advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

/Emma
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Postby daydreamer » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:26 pm

Hi
I'm sorry to hear about that, but it could still be healing.

There are some other ppl who got a ptosis repair and their final end result was not like their healing result. There is a post on this message board regarding ptosis repair, maybe you should check that out and ask ppl who've undergone this procedure.

Also, ptosis repair is not always resolved the first time around I have heard others mentioning that they have needed more than one operation.

take care
Are you asian btw?
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Postby luckyme123 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:41 pm

Hi Daydreamer,

Thanks for your reply. Well, it's been 3 weeks since the surgery now and my eyelid hasn't moved a bit, not even after the swelling is gone.....I'm getting really discouraged. I've tried to pm and email other people who have postings about ptosis on this board, but haven't received a reply yet.

I just wonder how long I need to wait before knowing for sure that I've reached the end result. How long does it usually take for an eyelid to recover entirely after a ptosis repair, and how much longer do I need to wait before seeing some result? Is it possible for a droopy eyelid to not move at all for 3 weeks after surgery and then start going up way afterwards? Or is this it?

I'm disappointed, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed, hoping for a miracle....=)

Yes, I'm asian...
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Postby luckyme123 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:14 pm

Ok, it's official, I'll need a revision! My second surgery is scheduled for about 2 months from now, and I'm starting to feel excited again. I was really depressed a week ago, but I'm feeling hopeful now. This time it's GOING TO WORK! I just know it. :D
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Postby janinfl » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:53 am

Hi Emma,

I have congenital ptosis, also, but on my right eye. It is looking like I, too, might need a revision. I had my surgery 1 month ago today. My eye looks a lot better than it did before the surgery, but the drooping is still very noticeable. I am hoping that it will improve after the swelling goes down, hopefully soon! I have an appt. with my PS in two weeks, so maybe I'll find out then if he thinks it will get better.

Good luck to you with your revision, I hope it all works out great for you!

Jan :D
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Postby luckyme123 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:25 am

Hi Jan,

I'm sorry to hear that you might need a revision as well. But it sounds like there's still hope for you, since there has been some improvements already and you still have some swelling going on. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you! My eyelid looks exactly the same as before surgery.....I'm happy it didn't become worse. Now that would REALLY suck! lol

I hope your PS will give you some good news at your appt in two weeks. I'm patiently waiting for round 2, which is in about two months. :D
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Postby badbradley » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:57 pm

sorry for your bad luck.....good luck on your revisions...i know its going to work out for u!!!!
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Postby luckyme123 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:52 pm

Aw, thanks. I'm not upset anymore, just wish time could go faster so I can get it over with. At least I don't have to pay for the revision! :wink:
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How did it go?

Postby new555 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:30 pm

I actually had the same type of Ptosis and also required a revision. I swear, it sounded like my Dr. too. He said the same thing -- it looks "spot on". Then 2 weeks later admitted that I needed a revision. Well then he did a revision and I have a "super eye" or over-correction! Now I still have one lid higher than the other, it's just the other eye now. I actually had to go in for a 3rd surgery and I see no improvement here at 3 weeks post op. I still have over-correction. Talk about frustrated and sad. I have had 3 surgeries now, missed 6 weeks of work (2 weeks each time) and I still have issues.

I am going for a 2nd opinion with another surgeon in about 6 mos. I will see what time does for this thing.

I am curious how your revision went though...
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ptosis repair - disappointed too

Postby uglygirl » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:01 am

Hi, I only discovered this forum AFTER I had my surgery - wish I had seen it before.
Some time has passed since the last posts in this thread, and I am keen to know what has happened to the original posters in the interim.
I also had an operation to repair congenital ptosis of the left eye around 2 weeks ago. I had already had one operation as a child, which was unsuccessful, and my parents had been warned against a second operation.
Now at age 41 I decided to take the plunge. However, I am disappointed in the results. The lid level appears the same as before, the only differences being that I now have scarring and the lid is also very puffed and swollen. The surgeon says that I won't see the full results for another three MONTHS. What other experiences have people had? Is he just making excuses, or could the lid level really change over the next 12 weeks?
I would be very grateful to hear your experiences.
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ptosis surgery dissapointment

Postby Tannie » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:45 pm

i also had a bad experiance with ptosis surgery. I had two surgeries. My right eye is big and beautiful. I went for a revision because my left eye still had some droop to it. After my second surgery,my left eye became worse. It droops like it did before my first surgery. My docdor offered to do a third revision for free. Byt he said that the chances of me not being happy are even greater with the third surgery. He suggested that I get a second opinion. I plan to talk to two other oculoplastic surgeons before I let him go back in. I am very stressed and depressed about this. I only hope that there is someone out there that can help me.
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Postby luke07 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:50 pm

hey i have slight ptosis and was looking into this a little, but idk if its really worth it. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT FIXED so dont think i dont really care, but i also dont want scars, loss of money, and some huge thing to find out it didnt help. So what would u guys suggest? Were u awake during the surgery? explain? and about how much did it cost? explain. thanks.
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Postby sojisupsgirl » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:19 am

you guys are scaring me. it's been 2 weeks and my lids are looking okie. hopefully my left eye doesn't go drooping again.....
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ptosis surgery

Postby Tannie » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:00 am

Don't be scared. If it has been two weeks and your lids are looking ok then you are fine. Sorry about scaring you.
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Re: My ptosis repair surgery failed...I think. =(

Postby sojisupsgirl » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:05 pm

Hey Luckyme123, who was your doctor because I swear, my doctor said the same exact thing to me.....like I didn't want my right eye done, just my left eye but he said I would have to do my right eye too so that it would match my left eye.....weird!!!


luckyme123 wrote:I have congenital ptosis on my left eye and had my surgery about 3 weeks ago. I went to my second post op check today. Although pretty much all of the swelling is gone, my left eyelid is still as droopy as before the surgery.

Right after the surgery my PS said my eyelids looked perfect and he thought I'd like the results a lot. One week after the surgery after the stitches were removed he still claimed that he was right on the money when it comes to fixing the droop, that my left eyelid was leveled with my right eyelid and should look good once the swelling was gone. So he gave me a prescription of med that would make the swelling go down faster. So one week afterwards (today) the swelling is as good as gone, but my droopy eyelid hasn't moved a bit. I'm so disappointed, frustrated, sad, and I don't know what else!

My PS told me for the first time today that there's a chance I might need a revision surgery after all. I'm supposed to go back for my 3rd check up next week, and if things don't look better by then....I don't even want to think about that! Since I didn't have creases in my eyelids before the surgery my PS also made a crease on my right eyelid to match my left eyelid after the ptosis repair surgery. Now I have a very pretty, big right eye with a low crease and my left eye is droopy, bruised and the crease looks totally different and keeps changing. It makes me look so weird and ugly!

Has anyone been through the same thing? My mind's a total mess now, so I just had to vent....any kind of comments/advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

/Emma
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