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Does it matter whether you get lasik or double eyelid surgery first?

Does it matter whether you get lasik or double eyelid surgery first?

LASIK First.: I prefer lasik be done first because the lid speculum that holds your eyes open during the lasik procedure can stretch some of the eyelid muscles. You should wait at least 3 months after the lasik before having eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Eyelid Surgery (Definition)

Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for ...Read more


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Does the order of surgery matter when attempting to get a lasik and double eyelid surgery?

Yes: You should have the lasik first. Sometimes lasik will result in dry eyes, and your plastic surgeon will need to know if this is a problem for you before operating on your eyelids. ...Read more

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Where can I get double eyelid surgery?

Where can I get double eyelid surgery?

Asian Eyelid Surgeon: If you are asking about double eyelid surgery, most likely you are looking to reinforce a weak double eyelid crease, convert a single eyelid to a double eyelid, or improve symmetry. Many types of surgeons can perform double eyelid surgery, but the key with choosing any surgeon for a procedure is experience & results (look at before & afters.) upper bleph does not equal double eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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What's the minimum age to get Asian eyelid surgery? My daughter is 15, and she wants Asian eyelid surgery. She's been using tape to make a crease for about a year, so she's sure she wants the double-lid look. Is she too young? .

What's the minimum age to get Asian eyelid surgery? My daughter is 15, and she wants Asian eyelid surgery. She's been using tape to make a crease for about a year, so she's sure she wants the double-lid look. Is she too young?

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For : For an elective procedure, it is best for the patient to be able to consent to the procedure. A teenager usually has to wait until age 18. If there are functional issues, a case could be made to have a procedure before that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get double eyelid surgery when i already have one?

Can you tell me if i could get double eyelid surgery when i already have one?

Double eyelid : Yes, it is common to have revision surgery or even alternative procedures, depending on your anatomy and circumstances. If you had a suture procedure as a teen, you may consider an incision procedure especially if it is in the context of aging eyelid surgery. ...Read more

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One of my eyelids turned yellow after double eyelid surgery. How can I get rid of this?

Temporary?: What you are describing is usually temporary and related to the last stages of bruising. Otherwise, best to run this concern by your plastic surgeon, since I have not experienced this concern long-term. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will double eyelid surgery (upper and lower) fix one of my droopy eyelid?

Will double eyelid surgery (upper and lower) fix one of my droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I know if Asian eyelid surgery would work for me? Are there certain people or eyelid types that get better results with Asian eyelid surgery than others? .

How do I know if Asian eyelid surgery would work for me? Are there certain people or eyelid types that get better results with Asian eyelid surgery than others?

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Some : Some individuals who pursue this surgery have a double eyelid and some do not, so there is a large variation in the crease position (double eyelid size) of patient's seeking this surgery. There are several methods to change the eylid shape and position that are commonly used. This is a very commonly performed surgery and most patient's have excellent outcomes. The risks are the same as for any surgery; risk of anesthesia, bleeding (rare), and infection. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon for this procedure to discuss your options. ...Read more

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How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if i get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? .

How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if i get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? 

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Asian blepharoplasty: There is no set number for how many times you can have Asian blepharoplasty. Hopefully, you will find the right surgeon and procedure for you. Sometimes, with aging, you may need aging Asian blepharoplasty eventually. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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