A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a delicate procedure where the eyelid is altered to correct any drooping or sagging that has occurred due to the normal aging process. In this procedure, surgical methods are used to remove skin and excess fat from the eyelid, leaving behind a flattened and smoothed lid that can ease… [Read More]
I’m interested in eyelid surgery
Question: I’m interested in eyelid surgery and wondering how you decide whether to make incision on the outside or inside of the eyelid. Answer: The decision to make an incision on the inside or the outside of the eyelid pertains to lower eyelid blepharoplasty. In upper eyelid surgery, if there is excess skin, which is… [Read More]
Can a brow lift be performed at the same time as a blepharoplasty?
Question : I would really like to get eyelid surgery but I would also like to address my sagging brow and wrinkles on my forehead. Can this all be done at one time? Answer : Many of my patients elect to have rejuvenation of their brow and forehead at the same time that upper eyelid surgery… [Read More]
How long after my eyelid surgery until I look normal?
Question : How long after my eyelid surgery until I look normal? Answer : You will likely feel well a few days after your eyelid surgery, however, you may not look “normal” for a week or two following your eyelid surgery. Selling and discoloration of the eyelids and area around the eyes is not uncommon… [Read More]
What can I do to speed the healing process after surgery?
Question : I had eyelid surgery two and a half weeks ago on both my upper and lower eyelids. I was hoping that the bruising would be gone at this point but I’m still bruised. What can I do to help get rid of the bruising faster? Answer : Your question with regards to bruising… [Read More]
Does eyelid surgery treat under eye hollows?
Question : Does eyelid surgery treat under eye hollows? If so, does it incorporate fat injection? Answer : Lower eyelid surgery can treat the hollowness that you appreciate in your lower eyelids. There are actually several ways to treat under eyelid hollowness. In the office, I use fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm to fill… [Read More]
My eyelids are puffy and hangs down, What can I do?
Question : I am a Caucasian male but I have eyelids that look more Asian. You don’t see my upper eyelids at all because the skin hangs down. It doesn’t look puffy or wrinkly, just hangs down. How is this fixed? Answer : What you are describing does not sound entirely like the result of… [Read More]
Will I have trouble closing my eyes after a blepharoplasty?
Question : I’d like to get eyelid surgery. When I think of what the surgery actually does, I feel like the eyes will be more open after surgery and that you may then have trouble closing them. Does this ever happen? Answer : The purpose of eyelid surgery is to rejuvenate your eyes so that… [Read More]
What type of anesthesia is usually used for blepharoplasty?
Question : What type of anesthesia is usually used for blepharoplasty? Can it be performed with local? Answer : Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed under a variety of anesthetics. I prefer to use “Twighlight” anesthesia, which is an IV sedation in combination with local anesthesia when I perform blepharoplasty. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can… [Read More]
Question : I recently heard of something called ethnic blepharoplasty. Can you explain what this is? Answer : My suspicion is that an ethnic blepharoplasty would have something to do with the creation of the double eyelid crease which is performed in the Asian population. I am not certain what else that terminology could be… [Read More]
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