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melbourne, Australia

hi, please help, after a mid face lift and neck lift one eyelid has dropped and i cant raise that side of my forehead,, how worried should I be ?
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eyelid drooping and has worsened since surgery

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April 27, 2010 4:16 AM

Yes! Call your PS ASAP! (more)
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melbourne, Australia
  eyelid droop
June 23, 2010 6:23 PM

ten weeks post op now and no movement, I have been back to see my ps twice, he assured me a nerve had not been cut and that the longest time he had seen this problem to self correct was 12 weeks, only two to go , not the slighest hint of movement so I am not feeling confident. I have also noticed myeye does look slightly smaller, and also this side of my midface isnt as tight as the other with even a slight sagging of the cheek fat malar. I am trying to remain positive and think if worse comes to worse I could havea little brow lift, also forgot to mention the ps put botox in the working side of my brow to drop itdown so it looked more balanced withthe plan of the time it wore off the dropped side would be coming back.. ?? alot of money energy and time invested for a dissapointing result, hpe to hear from you soon, regards..

Houston, TX
United States
  same problem as you...
June 12, 2010 3:46 PM

I forgot to say the opthamologist ps said the nerve above the brow has been nicked and it will take from 3 to 6 months to heal. I sure hope he's right, however I see from other patients on here sometimes it does not come back at all. It would sure give me some peace of mind to hear that surgery can be done to repair the facial nerves, but nobody seems to be saying that here. Please let me know how you're doing now. I will keep everyone posted as well. Thanks

Houston, TX
United States
  i have same problem as you!....
June 12, 2010 3:41 PM

I am 4 wks out from a brow lift (lateral), facelift, upper and lower bleph, & necklift. Same thing here - one eye appears significantly smaller and I have no movement of the brow on that eye. The ps said it's way too early to tell anything. Wants me to come back in a month. I went to an opthamologist ps and he noticed it right away and said to come back to see him in 2 months to talk about what could be done.

With my one paralyzed brow over my now smaller eye, it does appear that brow is sitting directly on the brow bone, whereas the other brow is now sitting just above the brow bone. It occurs to me this may be a 2-part revision: 1) something to lift that brow ever so slightly (&/or fix the nerve - is this possible?), and 2) something to lift the upper lid and maybe ever countour the upper lid slightly.

I would love to hear how your eyes and eyebrows are doing. Please let us know. Thanks



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