Can A Tissue Expander be Used To Create More Skin On The Upper Eyelid From An Overdone Upper Blepharoplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello. I have done blepharoplasties only on my left upper eyelid so I can’t close it fully and my left eye is more open. Could we put a tissue expansion for ”growing” extra skin?

A: Short of a skin graft (you can’t tissue expand an eyelid) time and stretching the eyelid is the answer to allow secondary tissue relaxation to help get back to a more competent eyelid closure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon