• Reoperation

    • Ophthalmoplasty
    • upper eyelid surgery
  • Reoperation is a procedure to make previous operative unsatisfied results more natural, symmetric, harmonized and vivid.
Timing of reoperation
Sometimes, there are cases that require further correction in the early stages after surgery, but in the majority of cases tissue becomes sufficiently soft and stable. So it is suggested to reassess six months after the initial surgery whether to perform double eyelid reoperation or not.
Process of reoperation
  • Desquamating skin, orbicular muscle of eye, orbital fat which adhere to levator palpebrae superioris muscle
  • In the case of contracture of orbicular muscle of eye, muscle would be incised or resected to remove contracture
  • To prevent re-adhesion, orbital fat would be rearranged to the incision line
  • After incising orbicular muscle of medial canthal region, orbital fat is inserted between muscles to prevent re-adhesion
  • Emphasize functions by plication suturing of levator palpebrae superioris muscle
  • Rectification that prevents rearranged structure movement by using layer on layer suturing
Cases to consider reoperation
  • - In the case that double eyelid line is too high
  • - In the case that height of double eyelid is low and it becomes inner double eyelid
  • - In the case that left and right height of double eyelid are different
  • - In the case that although double eyelid is high, the eyes look drowsy
  • - In the case that double eyelid continuously seems swollen
  • - In the case that double eyelid moves outward but stops
  • - In the case that outer part of double eyelid is narrow, resembling lagophthalmos