Concerns about scarring after plastic surgery are common, particularly in facial procedures like upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery or eyelid lift). Dr. Dennis Bucko and Dr. Brad Mozaffari understand that you want the best cosmetic result with the least noticeable scarring.
Although it can be difficult to predict how your skin will scar after surgery, in general eyelid surgery scars tend to be very small and difficult to detect.
What Can Be Done to Minimize Scarring and Improve the Final Result?
If you are having eyelid surgery and are concerned about scarring, know that there are factors that are within your control and some that are not. For example, your genetics play a role in how your scar will heal and ultimately look. Some people simply scar more noticeably than others.
How the procedure is performed has a significant effect on how your scar heals and how your final result looks. Working with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Bucko or Dr. Mozaffari gives you the best chance for a small scar that heals well. The plastic surgeons use special incision placement techniques to prevent noticeable scarring. They create the incisions for upper and lower eyelid surgery in the natural folds and creases of the eyelids, so any resulting scars are well concealed within those creases. They also use other surgical techniques and meticulous attention to detail to minimize scarring.
Finally, how well you comply with your post-operative instructions and how well the area heals affects how the scar will fade and look. Dr. Bucko and Dr. Mozaffari will give you detailed guidelines for caring for the healing incisions and keeping them clean to prevent infection and other complications. The plastic surgeons can also recommend certain measures to take to help the scars heal optimally, such as topical products to use. And, they will explain why sun protection is important to avoid exposing your healing scar to the sun.
The bottom line on eyelid surgery scarring is that you probably do not need to worry about other people noticing your scars. Unless someone is looking for the scar from a very close distance, it is unlikely they will be able to see it.
To learn more about eyelid surgery and how you can enjoy the best possible result, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bucko or Dr. Mozafarri. Call (858) 453-8484 or email Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center today.