Botched Upper
Eyelid Surgery
Scottsdale, AZ

About Botched Upper Eyelid Surgery

Botched upper eyelid surgery in Scottsdale, aka failed blepharoplasty, occurs when the outcomes of a cosmetic eyelid surgery do not meet your expected aesthetic or functional standards, leading to dissatisfaction or complications. This situation can arise from various issues, including asymmetry between the eyelids, excessive removal of skin or fat, insufficient removal of skin or fat, scarring, or even impairing your ability to close your eyes completely. Our approach at Natural Results Plastic Surgery to revision eyelid surgery is deeply committed to restoring both form and function, ensuring that each corrective procedure is meticulously tailored to meet your needs and unique anatomy. Our board-certified plastic surgeons leverage their extensive expertise and employ a range of advanced techniques to address issues such as asymmetry, excessive or insufficient removal of skin or fat, and scarring, aiming for natural-looking results that improve both appearance and functionality.

What is a Botched Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Botched upper eyelid surgery, medically referred to as a failed blepharoplasty, occurs when the surgical procedure intended to enhance the appearance of the upper eyelids results in unsatisfactory outcomes. This can include various aesthetic and functional issues, from minor complications to severe disfigurements or impairments. The goal of upper eyelid surgery is typically to remove excess skin, 
fat, or muscle to correct droopy eyelids or to improve appearance. Still, a botched surgery can lead to outcomes far from the patient’s expectations.

Failed blepharoplasty, or botched upper eyelid surgery, can lead to various complications, affecting both the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids. Here are some of the common aesthetic complications associated with failed blepharoplasty:


One of the most common issues is where the two eyelids do not match 
in appearance, either because of uneven removal of skin or fat or differing healing processes.
Too much skin, fat, or muscle is removed, leaving the eyes looking unnaturally wide, startled, or unable to close completely.
Insufficient removal of skin, fat, or muscle, resulting in persistent droopiness or puffiness that the surgery aimed to correct.
Visible scars may affect the upper eyelid crease, making it more prominent than expected or causing distortions that alter the natural contour of the eyelid.
Excessive fat removal can result in a hollow upper eyelid, causing a sunken appearance around the eyes making the individual look aged or tired.

Corrective Procedures for Botched Upper Eyelid Surgery

If you’ve experienced a botched eyelid surgery, rectifying it requires 
a meticulous approach. Restoring both functionality and aesthetics demands careful planning and precise techniques. Success hinges on the thoroughness of the initial assessment conducted by our board-certified plastic surgeons, their expertise during the procedure, and their overall skill level.

We delve deep into evaluating the patient’s current state, pinpointing any complications from prior procedures, such as upper eyelid ptosis. This involves a meticulous review of medical history, unraveling the aftermath of the previous surgery, and understanding the patient’s aspirations for correction.

Our plastic surgeons meticulously examine the eyelid’s structure, skin condition, symmetry, and functionality to gauge the extent of damage and the scope for improvement. Additionally, imaging studies may come into play, offering further insights into anatomical structures and aiding in surgical strategy planning.

Given the complexities involved, especially with multiple eyelid surgeries, addressing potential complications is vital. Therefore, undergoing 
a comprehensive assessment prior to surgery, having skilled hands perform the operation, and receiving attentive post-operative care are critical steps 
to minimize risks and achieve optimal results.

Corrective Surgical Techniques

Corrective surgical techniques for botched eyelid procedures vary widely, depending on the specific problems that need to be addressed. Here are some of the techniques used at Natural Results AZ:

This involves re-operation on the eyelids and may include a lower eyelid surgery to remove or reposition excess tissue, correct asymmetries, and improve the contour of the eyelid.

Fat may be transferred from another part of the body to the eyelid to address hollows or uneven contours, or existing fat may be repositioned to achieve a more natural look.

This procedure can correct issues with the lateral canthus (the outer corner of the eye), such as drooping or unnatural tension, which can result from a botched surgery.

For fine lines, scars, or skin texture issues, laser resurfacing can improve skin quality and promote a smoother appearance.
Each technique requires precise execution and an in-depth understanding of eyelid anatomy to ensure that the corrections are both effective and harmonious with the patient’s overall facial structure.

Ideal Patient for Corrective Surgery
(After Failed Blepharoplasty)

Are you considering corrective surgery after experiencing a failed blepharoplasty? Let’s delve into who the ideal candidate for revision surgery is and what characteristics make them suitable for this procedure.

Experienced Specific Complications

If you’ve faced issues like asymmetry, excessive scarring, or functional impairments from your previous blepharoplasty, corrective surgery may be an option to address these concerns.

In Good Health

Being in overall good health is essential for a successful surgery 
and recovery. Make sure you don’t have any underlying health conditions that could complicate the process.

Realistic Expectations

Understanding what corrective surgery can realistically achieve is essential. It’s important to be aware of the potential limitations and risks involved.

Emotionally Prepared

Corrective surgery can be emotionally challenging. Being emotionally stable and prepared for the journey ahead is essential. Remember, patience is vital during the recovery process.

Adequate Healing Time Post-Original Surgery

It’s recommended to wait at least 6 months after your original blepharoplasty to ensure complete healing and stabilization 
of tissues before considering corrective surgery.

to Follow Through

Adhering strictly to pre-surgical and post-surgical instructions is crucial for a successful outcome. Make sure you’re committed to following these guidelines for your healing and the success of the corrective procedure.

Recovery from Botched Upper Eyelid Surgery Correction

In the first 24 to 48 hours after your surgery, it’s essential for you to rest with your head elevated; this helps reduce swelling. You might find cold compresses beneficial for minimizing swelling and bruising, but remember to follow your surgeon’s advice closely to avoid putting undue pressure 
on your eyelids. It’s normal to feel some discomfort, but this can usually be managed with the pain medication prescribed to you. Try to avoid any strenuous activities and bending over, as this can increase blood pressure in your eye area and potentially worsen swelling.

Your First Week of Recovery

During your first week, you’ll notice the swelling peak within the first couple of days before it starts to go down. Bruising might become more visible before it starts to fade away. If you have non-dissolvable sutures, expect to have them removed about 5 to 7 days after your surgery. Blurred vision is common during this time due to the ointment applied to your eyes, but don’t worry, this is temporary and will improve.
By the second to fourth week, you’ll see a significant reduction in swelling and bruising. Most likely, you’ll feel ready to be seen in public within 10-14 days, though some minor swelling might still be there. You can start getting back into light activities as you feel comfortable, but hold off on any heavy lifting or intense workouts until your surgeon gives you the green light.
Over the next few months, you’ll start to see the final results of your corrective surgery. Scars will mature and become less noticeable over time. It’s important to keep up with your follow-up visits so your surgeon can monitor your progress and address any concerns you might have.
Sticking closely to our plastic surgeon’s after-care guidance closely is essential for the smoothest and quickest recovery. Make sure you don’t miss any follow-up appointments—these are crucial for ensuring everything is healing as it should be. Protecting your eyes from the sun is essential, too, so wear sunglasses and apply sunscreen (once your surgeon says it’s okay) to avoid sun damage. Keeping yourself well-hydrated and eating a healthy, vitamin-rich diet will support your healing process. Lastly, avoiding smoking and alcohol is essential; smoking can slow down healing, and alcohol can increase swelling.
Remember, taking care of yourself during this recovery period is paramount. By following these guidelines, you’re doing everything you can to ensure the best possible outcome from your corrective surgery.
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Cost of Botched Upper Eyelid Surgery

The cost range for corrective surgery after a botched upper eyelid procedure can vary widely, typically ranging from $15,000 to over $45,000. This range reflects the customized nature of corrective procedures, where some cases may require minimal intervention while others necessitate extensive reconstruction involving multiple surgeries. Several factors contribute to these costs, including the surgeon’s fees, which depend on their experience and reputation, anesthesia fees, and the complexity of the case.

When considering corrective surgery for a botched upper eyelid procedure, it’s essential to have a detailed consultation with our qualified board-certified plastic surgeons. They can offer a more accurate estimate based on your specific situation and help you understand the full scope of what’s included in the cost.

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Why Choose Natural Results AZ for Your Botched Upper Eyelid Surgery

Choosing Natural Results Plastic Surgery AZ for corrective surgery after 
a botched eyelid procedure means entrusting your care to board-certified plastic surgeons with specialized expertise in achieving natural-looking results. Our commitment to customized surgical planning, combined with advanced surgical skills, ensures each patient receives tailored care designed to meet the unique challenges of their case. With a proven track record of successful corrective eyelid surgeries, Natural Results Plastic Surgery stands out for its dedication 
to excellence, prioritizing safety, aesthetic harmony, and comprehensive support throughout recovery. Our approach is centered on restoring the appearance 
and function of your eyelids and your confidence and quality of life.

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