Hi Dr. Lam,
I'd like to ask for your advice. I had double eyelid surgery (full incision) done 4 years ago and I am mostly very satisfied with the results. My problem is my left eye, which still looks slightly swollen/puffy. It is not noticeable when I have my eyes wide open, but it is bothersome since it takes more effort to raise the left eyelid. Otherwise, if my eyes aren't fully open, it does look swollen and rather weird compared to my other eyelid. A year after the surgery, my surgeon assured me nothing was wrong (since my eyes look symmetrical and there were no apparent complications) and that it would eventually look normal with time. I know that poor scarring and permanent puffiness can result from cigarettes, etc. but I have never had a smoke in my entire life. Is there anything I can do about this problem? Someone suggested massaging the eyelid using the pinching technique. But I am not sure and I'd rather not aggravate my situation.
Thank you for your time!