Eyelid Surgery Techniques

Eyelid surgical treatment is an option for an individual that wishes to change the current appearance of their eyes. This isn’t as simple as so many people think, since you will find lots of techniques performed by different surgeons. The assorted techniques utilized by cosmetic surgeons offer various results and depending on what the individual wants and needs, in addition to exactly what the surgeon… READ MORE

Q: When is Blepharoplasty Medically Necessary?

When is blepharoplasty considered to be medically necessary? The skin on my upper eyelids hangs down over my eyelashes. It tends to push my eyelashes into my eyes and makes it hard for me to use my computer without tilting my head back. My eyes also get tired and my vision blurs towards the end of the day. I would like to get this fixed,… READ MORE

Q: Risk of Dry Eye Problem After Blepharoplasty?

I have a pre-op appointment on May 12th for Blepharoplasty. I’m a little scared about doing this. I don’t want to regret it if things don’t turn out good. I’m also afraid of the dry eye problem that can occur. My eye doctor says that I don’t have extreme dry eyes. but I feel they are dry at times. Will they become extremely dry after… READ MORE

Q: Eyelid Surgery Risks

What are the risks of upper eyelid surgery? A: Risks of upper eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) The risks of upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are both cosmetic and functional. The most feared, and rarest of complications, involves a change in vision. More commonly seen complications involve dry eyes, inability to completely close eyes, asymmetry of scars, unfavorable scars (thickened scar), infection (extremely rare), and an unnatural appearance to… READ MORE

Q: Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty and Fat Grafting for Hollow Eye Area?

I am a 50 year old Asian. Have consulted a plastic surgery regarding removal of eye bag. He recommends me to do a transconjunctival eyelid surgery (incision inside) because there is not much excess skin to remove. In addition, he suggested a fat transfer to correct hollow sunken eye area after removing the eye bag. Is internal incision eye bag surgery a better option compared… READ MORE

Q: Eyelid Surgery Recovery

I cannot afford to miss more than 2 weeks of work when recovering from blepharoplasty procedure. Can a plastic surgeon describe the post-op recovery typical for patients? What is the standard eyelid surgery recovery time? A: Blepharoplasty recovery Most patients will require about one week off of work from either upper or lower (or both) eyelid surgery. This is due to the visible bruising that may… READ MORE

Q: Blepharoplasty or Filler in the Tear Trough?

I HATE my under eye bags. They are genetic. I want to have them fixed. My aunt had it done but 10 yrs. later she has hollow, sunken orbital area. I don’t want that so I am considering having a filler put in my tear troughs, but I’ve heard horror stories. I’ve tried every type of cream, home remedy, etc. I’m 39 and I don’t… READ MORE

Q: Will I Have Visible Scars from Eyelid Surgery?

scarring from blepharoplasty information is appreciated A: Eyelid incisions heal very well The skin of the eyelid is the thinnest skin of the human body. Therefore, the incisions in this area heal extremely well- they are very difficult to see.  This applies to both the upper and the lower eyelid areas.  Oftentimes the lower eyelid incision is done on the inside of the eyelid, which is… READ MORE

Q: Will I Be Able to Close my Eyes After Eyelid Surgery?

does the eyelid surgery leave the lids pulled open more so, causing difficulty to close them? A: Eyelid closure after blepharoplasty As long as your surgeon doesn’t remove too much skin, you will be able to close your eyes after blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).  There may be some initial swelling for the first few days which makes complete eyelid closure difficult, but after that, you should have… READ MORE

Q: What is a Blepharoplasty – What Does It Do?

can a eyelid doctor explain blehparoplasty and how it works A: what is blepharoplasty(eyelid surgery) Blepharoplasty is a term used to describe a cosmetic procedure to create a more youthful appearing eyelid.  This involves removal of excess skin with minimal fat removal/repositioning.  This can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids depending on the patient’s needs.  The surgery is usually performed as an outpatient… READ MORE

Q: Eyelids Won’t Shut After Blepharoplasty

I had an upper Blepharoplasty 6 weeks ago. My eyelids still do not shut all the way. I can make my eyelids shut if I “muscle” them down, but if I shut them gently then about 2 mm of sclera shows, particularly from the center of the eyes to the inner corner. My eyes also open now when I sleep. My plastic surgeon said that… READ MORE