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it sounds to me like she had xanthelasmas removed? is this correct? which lids, upper lids, lower lids? how does your wife look now? does she suffer from burning, tearing, irritation since the surgery? when she lays down and closes her eyes, does it seem like the lids shut fully?
it appears that your wife had the deposits removed along with the skin that the deposits are intimately attached to. This can cause the lids to sag down in a process called cicatricial ectropion. You need to give this some time as the skin on the lids becomes looser and allows the lid back toward the normal position. Massaging the skin and taping the lid helps to strecth the tissues so that there is better position over time. It can be frustrating. One piece of advice is that it never hurts to get a second opinion from an oculoplastic surgeon to make sure there is nothing immediate that needs to be addressed. Regards XXXXX
he is considering a tarsorrhaphy to help the skin stretch back to normal position, and yes this is a valid treatment at this point.