Scars After Canthoplasty

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The main concern for a number of patients is scarring after surgery. After all, the surgery is carried out on the part of the body that is always seen by other people and nobody wants a scar in that area. For most people, there is no problem with scarring because the surgery is carried out in such a way that the scars are not seen. However, on rare occasions, scars can cause problems.

How are the scars concealed?

If you have used a good surgeon, you should not notice any scars. The incision is usually made in the junction of the eyelid where the upper and lower lids meet. The incision can then be concealed within the natural creases of the eyelids so that it will not be noticeable. The incision is small enough for surgeons to do this and you should not notice any scarring around your eyes. Ask your surgeon to see before and after photos so that you can see what results to expect from the surgeon and ask them about the scarring if you are unsure.

Obvious scarring

Unfortunately, it is not 100% guaranteed that you will not see your scar. This can be the case for a number of patients and can happen for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is that there is excessive scar tissue behind the scar. This can make the junction of your eyelid look lumpy and give an undesired appearance. The eye may become distorted because of the excess scarring tissue and this may be due to genetics or the surgeon may have made a mistake with the scar. Also, if the incision is not made in the correct place, you may have a scar.  Some scars can be fixed but a further surgery will be needed to make the correction and it is not guaranteed that the surgery will help fix the problem.

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