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Hi, I had upper and lower bleph 4 weeks ago. My left eye was extremely more swollen than the right (does anyone know why that happens in the first place?). I am now finding that the right eye looks great and the scars are fading and flattening nicely. However, the left eye is still more swollen, which is understandable, but the scars both under the lashline and the ones extending out at the outer corner of my eye are healing much slower too and are still red and raised. Is there any reason why more swelling should prevent the actual scars healing as quickly on that eye? I can't see how the swelling would affect that as I would have thought that the body's ability to heal would have made the scars on both sides heal at an equal rate.
I have observed an unequal healing as well, 9-10 days post op (uppers only) today. My husband has informed me that every time he wakes up, he sees me sleeping on the 'bad' eye side. Also, I accidentally poked my 'bad' eye in my sleep the first night post op, a habitual eye rubber, I am. So it could be something you are doing in the healing process. Have you asked your PS whether they took out more fat on one side ? Perhaps an additional blood vessel was cut on your bad side that has not healed yet? Have you tried the 'ask the expert' here on this page? I have had replies- perhaps a photo would help.
Help! I'm also very worried. I had an upper and lower bleph done 6 weeks ago and still have a horrible scar on one of my upper eye lids. The scar is raised, red, bumpy and very irregularly cut. Its horrible and I look freakish. The other eye has healed and the scar is barely noticeable. I feel my one eye is ruined and I don't know what to do about it. I've tried prescription cortisone cream, vitamin E, cocoa butter, but nothing is helping is lessen. I'm extremely depressed about this, I feel like I will have this scar forever. I cannot wear any eye makeup, it looks like a big colored lump if I attempt to put shadow on it.
Has anyone had this and did you have to have scar revision surgery, if there is such a thing. I am very upset. Thanks.
The swelling is definitely causing your scars to heal much slower because it stretches the skin apart widening the incisions. I would suggest using a cold compress to reduce the swelling and as it goes down a bit use a small piece of silicone sheeting or scar cream over the scar. This will get rid of the redness of the scar and the compress will greatly reduce the swelling and is very soothing.
Cold & Hot Eye Compress: This compress goes in the freezer for about 40 mins and you just place them over the eyes and the swelling will go down. Click here to view>> http://bit.ly/aWqAIj
I would recommend 2 types of scar products.
1. BiodermisScar Reduction & Healing Silicone Squares or Circles: these you can use because they can keep the scar closed allowing the skin to heal a lot quicker in that area. Also, silicone sheets will help with any type of discoloration that may occur when a scar is healing Click here: http://bit.ly/aSikkQ
2. Super Scar Cream Reduction Combo: which comes with Kelo-cote and Scar Esthetique, this gel and cream combo works together for quick scar healing. Kelo-cote which focuses on the redness around the scar called erythema, and also reduces the height of scars. While Scar Esthetique focuses on the rapid healing of the scar, discoloration, and contains many compounds that nourishes the damaged skin. Click here>> http://bit.ly/a4BXVy
I hope you have very quick recovery and go from worriedwoman to a veryveryhappywoman Happy Happy Healing!!
I can't remember exactly how many weeks it took me to heal, I didn't have scarring issues but one eye healed much faster than the other.... Cold compresses, light massages at night, cream for the upper incision and patience did it for me. Within about two months everything was fine.
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