Eyelid Revision Surgery in Austin | Dr. Malena Amato

Eyelid Revision

Eyelid Revision Surgery in Austin – Dr. Malena Amato

Though blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, complications can occur during healing. To avoid these complications, you should trust your eyelid surgery to an oculoplastic surgeon who has the training and experience to deliver optimal results. Board-certified eyelid and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato will assess your concerns with a thorough medical history and eye exam. She will use her expertise to perform the safest and most effective eyelid correction and oversee proper aftercare.

If you’ve had a blepharoplasty or facial surgery, but it didn’t turn out the way you had hoped, there is help available. As Austin’s most experienced female oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Malena Amato frequently performs eyelid revision surgery. She prides herself on delivering beautiful results by correcting complications like eyelid scar revision. 

If you are considering eyelid revision surgery in Austin or in need of eyelid scar revision, we would love to talk to you. Schedule a consultation today or call (512) 501-1010.


Your revision blepharoplasty treatment plan will depend on the complications you are experiencing. If your only concern is scarring, Dr. Amato may suggest topical treatments, injections, or a CO2 fractional laser for an eyelid scar revision. In experienced hands, this specialized laser treatment can be a safe treatment around the eyes. Dr. Amato may use surgical techniques to release and relax scar tissue for scarring that hinders normal eyelid function.

When the eyes show under correction by a noticeable droop or one lid sitting lower than the other, Dr. Amato will resolve ptosis (sagging) by removing a little tissue from each eyelid. Suppose the eyes were over-corrected and little skin remains for proper eyelid function. In that case, she may graft skin from a donor site to the eyelids.  Dr. Amato will provide detailed aftercare instructions required for a safe, comfortable recovery.

Fat grafting is also a possibility to eliminate a gaunt, hollow look. This consequence is possible if a previous eyelid surgery removed too much tissue to resolve puffy eyes. Dr. Amato will start by removing a small amount of fat from a donor site, usually the abdomen, back, or thighs. After processing the fat in a specialized centrifuge, she will inject the tissue into the hollow areas to restore volume. There is also the option to use dermal fillers or other treatments, which you’ll have the chance to discuss during your consultation.

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We usually don’t recommend eyelid revision surgery in Austin to patients who had a recent blepharoplasty unless there are significant concerns. An eyelid lift, like most surgeries, requires a time before results become evident. It’s normal for patients to experience some eyelid asymmetry and tightness for up to six months after surgery. Ocular dryness may persist for weeks or even months. Scarring is the most persistent side effect of surgery, with scars taking one to two years to fade. We ask our patients if there is no emergency to wait at least one year before considering revision eyelid surgery.

Best candidates for eyelid revision or eyelid scar revision are in good overall health and a nonsmoker. During your consultation, Dr. Amato will review your medical history and ask you about any changes in your health that have occurred since your original blepharoplasty.


The recovery period associated with eyelid revision surgery in Austin is similar to your original surgery. Patients who have had skin or fat grafted for their revision may need additional time to recover.  They may also experience more swelling and bruising. Dr. Amato advises her patients to take at least one to two weeks off work after having revision eyelid surgery, depending on the procedure. They should also expect to see some residual swelling and bruising for a few months following their operation.

Like the original surgery, eyelid revision surgery in Austin requires time for results to develop. You may experience temporary ocular dryness or discomfort for a few weeks after surgery. Using over-the-counter eye drops during recovery will minimize discomfort. The results may look different than you expected. Initially, your eyelids may appear higher or lower than you wanted. They will slowly settle into a better position in about six months.

Any scarring from revision blepharoplasty may be more severe than the original surgery. This side effect is possible because revision eyelid surgery involves making multiple incisions near existing scar tissue. However, if your scars don’t fade after a year, you can return to Dr. Amato for scar revision treatment. Her expertise with both laser and surgical scar revision allows her to reduce visible scarring.

Dr. Amato provides personalized follow-up care to all her patients, calling them at home the first few days after surgery. Usually, you won’t need to come in for your first post-operative visit until the following week. If you experience any challenges during your recovery, she encourages you to contact her directly by phone. Then she can assist you as soon as possible.



Though it’s essential to choose an experienced oculoplastic surgeon when considering blepharoplasty, surgical skill and experience are particularly vital when performing revision eyelid surgery in Austin. This talent is more necessary than ever for revision surgeries when tissues are weaker and susceptible to higher risk. With over 18 years of experience performing eyelid surgery, board-certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Malena Amato is Austin’s leading eyelid repair specialist. To find out more about how she can help you feel (and see) better, contact her online or by phone to arrange a personal consultation. She’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with compassionate, thorough care.


While eyelid surgery is  a safe and minimally invasive procedure, complications can occur during healing. These could include eyelid asymmetry, poor eyelid function, visible scarring, and chronically dry or watery eyes. That’s when you need to inquire about revision eyelid surgery.

Because eyelid revision surgery is more complicated than the original procedure, it is prudent to allow Dr. Malena Amato, the best eyelid revision surgeon in Austin, to review your position.

While eyelid skin typically heals very well, on occasion, surgery can lead to noticeable scars and bumps around the incision areas. Scar revision procedures can usually effectively manage these.

It might also turn out that your previous surgeon didn’t remove enough skin, or insufficiently tightened the muscle that lifts the eyelid. They could have removed too much soft tissue, skin, or fat from the lower eyelid, resulting in the eyelids’ inferior positioning.

There is no limit to how many times you can have upper eyelid surgery or any additional revision. The secret to a successful result is choosing a skilled surgeon who specializes in upper eyelid surgery and understands any nuances associated with it. Dr. Amato has the training and artistic abilities to provide the best eyelid surgery revision results in Austin. Review her Austin, TX, revision blepharoplasty before-and-after photo gallery here.

You must allow enough time to heal from your first surgery completely. As with many plastic surgical procedures, it can take several weeks to months for any swelling to subside for the final results to be evident.

The average cost of your eyelid revision surgery will vary depending on the exact circumstances of your condition and the extent of your procedure. Our team will be able to provide you with an estimate after Dr. Amato examines you in your consultation.

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