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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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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?

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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Is it normal to get fluid pockets under your eyes right after eyelid surgery?

Is it normal to get fluid pockets under your eyes right after eyelid surgery?

Yes: After yeylid surgery, specially the lower lid surgery it is common to have pockets of fluid under the eyes. Keeping your head elevated , specially when sleeping, can help a lot. Using warm compresses 2 or 3 times daily also helps. Typically after few days to weeks they all disappear. ...Read more

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I have down turned eyes which i really dislike. Can i get a eyelid surgery to fix this?

I have down turned eyes which i really dislike. Can i get a eyelid surgery to fix this?

It depends: It is possible to adjust the soft tissues around the eyes to elevate down turned eyes. The extent of correction will vary from patient to patient. The bony orbit is not normally changed, except in the cases of severe congenital deformity. Be certain to see an experienced surgeon in your area for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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