Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients want to know where the scars will be left after eyelid surgery. With upper eyelid surgery, the scars will hide nicely in the eyelid crease. A small portion of the scar will extend about 1/2 inch out from the outside corner of the eye. This portion of the eyelid surgery scar will take the longest to heal and be slightly red but will eventually hide in a crow’s feet crease.
Lower eyelid surgery or eyelid bags surgery can be addressed through an incision on the inside of the eye through the pink portion of the eye. However, there is frequently excess skin of the lower eyelid that will need to be removed and this incision is placed just under the lash line and the scar will hide nicely under the lashes and in a shadowed crease.
Most scars on the eyelids after eyelid surgery heal incredibly well as this is thin skin which leaves minimal scar.
Dr. Funk is an eyelid surgeon in Houston, TX.