Blepharoplasty is upper or lower eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids and the face. Blepharoplasty surgery is performed by many specialists, including general plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oculofacial plastic surgeons, and some dermatologists. As eyelid surgery is a very specialized form of cosmetic surgery, it is important to make sure your surgeon has specific expertise in aesthetic eyelid surgery. When surgery results are not as expected or complications occur, a re-operation is often needed.  The re-operation is referred to as a revision procedure – or in this case, revision blepharoplasty surgery.

Why Do Patients Undergo a Revision Procedure?

The reasons for wanting a revision procedure are different for each individual. It may be due to issues with scarring, a problem that was not initially fully corrected, or general dissatisfaction with the outcome. Eyelid function may have also been affected during the initial procedure, resulting in distortion of appearance or symptoms of discomfort.  

How Is Revision Surgery Performed?

How the procedure is carried out will depend on the specific patient and the issues they are trying to correct. If there is not enough fat left in the area, fat grafting or filler injection may need to be included in the procedure. If the previous results were an under-correction, more fat and excess skin would be removed. Complications of overly aggressive eyelid procedures may require a highly specialized complex approach to restore normal eyelid anatomy, aesthetics, and function. A combination of techniques may be employed by Dr. Levin depending on the individual needs of each patient. 

Before & After Revision Surgery

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Meet Dr. Flora Levin

Dr. Flora Levin is a board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon. Her training and experience have made her an expert in performing eyelid procedures. Because of her oculofacial background, she has a deeper understanding of the eyes than other plastic surgeons. Because the eyes are a sensitive area, and revision procedures are more complex, it is vital to choose the proper surgeon. During your consultation with Dr. Levin, she will examine the previous work and discuss what you hope to achieve from your revision procedures. She will then craft a surgical plan tailored to your aesthetic goals. What is important is to make sure that if you are in need of revision blepharoplasty surgery you only see an expert in the field. Only specialized eyelid surgeons should perform revision blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Flora Levin is one such expert who routinely performs revision blepharoplasty surgery.

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What Is the Recovery Time After Revision Blepharoplasty?

The recovery time will vary depending on the nature of the procedure performed. In the first few days after the procedure, most patients can expect some swelling, discomfort, bruising, and sensitivity. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication can be used to ease these. You will be able to return home after your procedure but should expect to stay there for a few weeks to recover. During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least a week. Dr. Levin will provide you with full post-operative instructions, including what to expect and things that should be avoided.

How Long After My Initial Procedure Can I Have a Revision?

Surgical procedures take time to heal fully. It can take months to see the results of initial surgery. While it may be difficult to wait if you know you are unhappy with your procedure, we recommend patients wait at least six months after their original procedure before revision surgery. This will ensure the area is fully healed and that the complete result is visible.

Revision Blepharoplasty in Westport, CT

Revision blepharoplasty can help correct any unhappiness with your original procedure and get you the results you wanted initially. If you are interested in revision eyelid surgery with Dr. Flora Levin, contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Our Patient Reviews

Dr. Levin is an excellent doctor. I received Botox injections and fillers under my eyes, cheeks and temples. She was very thorough and took her time explaining and answering all my questions. The wrinkles were smoothed and my entire face looks much more youthful and rested. I would absolutely without hesitation recommend Dr. Levin to all my friends. The results are amazing.

I had surgery with Dr. Levin for droopy eyelids. From the first to the last appointment I felt as if I was her only patient. She spent as much time with me as needed, answered all my questions and alleviated all my concerns. The surgery went very well, and I’m very happy with the results. Everything you would want from a doctor! Highly recommend.

Saw doctor Flora Levin for a Botox consultation. She took her time explaining everything to me, and was very thorough. I scheduled the procedure, and was very happy with the results! She followed up within a week after the procedure to check, and make sure i got the results that i expected. Would highly recommend!

Dr. Levin is extremely knowledgeable in the field of cosmetic surgery and cosmetic rehabilitation. Her diagnosis is astute and her hands are gentle. She is most generous with her time. It is the patient and not the clock that comes first. I have already recommended Dr. Flora Levin to a great many colleagues.

Dr. Levin is an outstanding surgeon. She somehow takes the time to fully understand a patient's goals and expectations. My procedure was over two years ago and I still cant believe how good I look and feel! I would highly recommend her to anyone! PS I was told I look more like the sister of the bride rather than her mom! Thank you, Dr Levin!!!

“Dr. Levin was amazing! She answered all my concerns and thoroughly explained everything to me prior to the procedure and even though I was awake, Dr. Levin’s calm and reassuring presence made me feel perfectly at ease during the relatively painless procedure. My recovery went quickly and smoothly and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the cosmetic result. The change in my look is subtle and natural looking. I am so pleased I chose Dr. Levin to do my surgery. I look refreshed and awake now and I wish I had it done sooner!”

“Dr. Flora Levin is the most caring, professional doctor I have ever encountered. She preformed eyelid surgery on me, and she is a true perfectionist. I am always told how beautiful my eyes are. Thank you Dr. Levin. I think you are wonderful!!!”

Significant "smoker's lines" (I've never smoked a day in my life!) and "elevens," both from a life of expressiveness now come back to haunt me! Met Dr. Levin at Yale and followed to her office in Bridgeport. She's a "doctor's doctor" in my opinion, with brilliant knowledge, wonderful manner, patience and finesse in her work. Absolutely worth it!

Dr. Levin operated on me. I am an R.N. working with plastic surgeons. I was very picky regarding my choice of cosmetic, oculoplastic surgeons. She was the right choice. I couldn't be happier. The office staff was very helpful as well. The atmosphere was welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Levin.

I am in awe of the artistry of her work and am ecstatic with the results of my surgeries. I felt very comfortable during my office visits because she spent the time with me. I also felt very comfortable during my recoveries. My face used to be crooked and now it is symmetrical. My eyes are no longer hooded and she has given me a wider field of vision. An unintended consequence is that I look years younger and the results are very natural. I am a very happy patient and I highly recommend Dr. Flora Levin without reservation.

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