[/quote][/quote]changeinme wrote:Looks like we're in the same boat. I am thinking of going to Taiwan or Korea for revision in 6 months if my eye shape doesn't change or improve. Yea you can't get the epicanthal fold back but epicanthoplasty can be revised afterall its kinda like pulling your skin in different directions to modify the inner corner of the eye. I've researched a lot since I went through the same situation with the epi. I think Nara's epi skills are either a hit or miss. I haven't heard anyone who's satisfied with the epi at this stage. Trust me my epi scars was the exact same as yours. I can see the Z-plasty scar. The photo quality ain't that good but trust me look at the same spot where your depressed scar is and imagine that being as deep as yours cos the stitch was sitting there. It went away. It's kinda lumpy when I touch it now. Instead of it staying depressed it became a bit raised. I think it's just swelling around your eye area. Hell I even had bloody scabs. Did you experience that?lushes wrote:[quote="changeinme]
Thanks changeinme for ur advice and and knowledge..Unfortunately for me my epi scar is different from yours , its way deeper , and it didnt improve a single bit .. I couldnt care bout the scarring less , cuz theres always laser but its the epi fold that nara cut on me im worried about .... its totally uneven and whats worst its unrevisional ? My left eye was cut way too deep , the epi was way too sharp at the edge while my right one lost the Z shape and was oval .. but i quite like it that way ... i couldnt help feeling sad for myself . Went to the doctor just now , he said that my scar is deep too ... ask me to pray hard this few weeks that it might heal , or i have to go to a plastic surgeon again Looking back I really missed my eyes now ...and christmas is coming
Look at this link. Not for faint hearted. http://www.realself.com/files/P10002372-39544.jpg
That was me with my eyes closed after 6 days. I wanted to die. Cried really hard too. My family has been really supportive so that helps. Everyone here was supportive and it kinda helped me a little. I think I'm developing obsessive compulsive disorder with my eyes. I still regret doing the procedure. My epi's not sharp at all. One side squarish one side semi-sharp. It's still like this now. My left eye also looks way bigger than the right. It's not that bad when you only look at the eyes but when you look at my face they look like 2 different eyes. One's big and other ones smaller. Nara might've overcorrected my left eye and opened it more which is now making me look like I have slight ptosis on my right.
BTW whats that piece of meat there? I'm confused. Was it there before?
Yea christmas and my birthday on NYE. I never had this problem with my first surgery you know. I was out and about in 2 weeks.
Hello. Is there an update on your epi situation? I did it around January and it's almost time for my revision. Mine is very similar to yours... asymmetry, one squarish, the other semi-sharp (like oval). All in all I am very unsatisfied. I didn't go to the same doctor (hope that is okay to post here). But I am just glad to know that epi complications are common, and that I'm not that only one (I thought my surgery was majorly botched at first). To me, the problem is not the scars. They can subside with time, scar gel, and injections. But it's the odd shape that I got (square and round). I guess even with measuring, the skin does not heal predictably. Or maybe the doctors measured incorrectly. My skin is quite thick so maybe there were complications. Anyway, I only did the epi and didn't touch my eyelid. I had high expectations for epi because I wanted sharper corners. Instead, my left eye actually looks less sharp, more square and oval. But thankfully, it looks a lot better after 5 months. People won't notice that it's weird. Just us who got the surgery scrutinize it so closely. But I still think if we paid so much and got surgery in the first place, we should be satisfied. So I will actually be going to Korea soon, to a doctor named "Dr. Kwon" at teuim clinic. He is the pioneer of magic epi (I think he invented it) and I hope to sharpen my inner corners so that it is an almond shaped point. It's true, epi is hard to revise, but possible. Revision causes more correction and revealing of the inner corners though. There is also reconstruction/reversal, but that is complicated and employs redraping methods. I have no idea how it is done but it stretches skin to cover the inner corner again.
Please let me know if your epi situation improved. My left eye also has a bump of excess skin, but that will be excised easily. I just hope that after revision my eyes can get a graceful shape.