My boyfriend just had upper & lower eyelid (BLEPHAROPLASTY) surgery 11/30/04. Since the surgery both of his lower eyelids are pulled away from his eyes and after doing a lot of searching on the internet, it appears that he now has ECOTROPION. He still has a lot of tearing plus irritation but we are assuming this could be because it hasn’t been but 10 days.
He has an appointment with the doctor who performed the surgery this coming Monday. The doctor is telling him (Mike) that he doesn’t want Mike walking around for another week or two with his eyes in the conditions they are in. Would you suggest the surgery be performed so soon?
I have contacted a plastic surgeon in Oklahoma City, who has been highly recommended by many people… and when I contacted this surgeon, I was told that Mike should not even consider any additional surgeries for 3 to 6 months so that his eyes will have plenty of time to heal.
Am just looking for someone else who has had this type of complication after the BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY.
Also, for the upper eyelids, the line where the stitches were is very rough – not the least bit smooth. Should it be smooth by now or in your opinion, will it finally smooth out within time?
Thank you so much in advance for any thoughts or words of advice!!