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Dr. David Sherris
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Eyelid Lift (Overview)

Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery on the upper or lower eyelid for wrinkles, fat pads or both.


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Can you just get one lazy eyelid lift?

Can you just get one lazy eyelid lift?

Of course: Of course but patients with one lazy eyelid will commonly have a lazy eyelid on the other eyelid that is not evident due to compensation for the more severe eyelid (herring reflex). Commonly treating the more diseased eye will result in un-masking the less severe eye. The eye surgeon will typically tape the more severe eye during exam to expose this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
226 doctors shared insights

Eyelid Lift (Overview)

Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery on the upper or lower eyelid for wrinkles, fat pads or both.


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Should I get eyelid lift for medical reasons?

Should I get eyelid lift for medical reasons?

Visual field;dry eye: If your upper eyelid skin is so redundant to the point that it actually obscures your vision than this may be considered a medical reason for surgery. This is determined with a special examination called visual field testing. Alternatively, the lower eyelid may be so lax that it pulls away from the eyelid (ectropion) and it is called ectropion, these are two of the primary medical reasons. ...Read more

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How can I know if an eyelid lift is what I need?

How can I know if  an eyelid lift is what I need?

Blepharoplasty: Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. There are many techniques used for different purposes. ...Read more

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About how much does it cost to get one lazy eyelid lift?

About how much does it cost to get one lazy eyelid lift?

Depends on location: Different area of the country may have different rates. In my practice the cost is about $1400.00 and is performed under strict local anesthesia since patients cooperation is key to obtain perfect symetry. ...Read more

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How do you do a surgical eyelid lift?

Carefully: Usually incisions are made through the eyelid skin, herniating fat is carefully removed, excess skin is removed, and the skid edges are sutured back together. ...Read more

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What is average eyelid lift healing time?

Week: Days to one week off work. Sutures out in 5-7 days and back to normal activities in 2 weeks. Scar matures over 1 year (like all scars). ...Read more

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Is an eyelid lift what I need if I look so droopy?

Is an eyelid lift what I need if I look so droopy?

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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What're the problems surrounding a lower eyelid lift?

What're the problems surrounding a lower eyelid lift?

Generally Safe: Main concerns relate to under-correction (not enough fat/skin removed or muscle not tightened adequately) or over-correction (too much fat/skin removed). The result may be less improvement than desired with under-correction versus hollowing, rounding or a pulled-down appearance with over-correction. Much more serious problems such as muscle injury or vision loss are very rare, fortunately. ...Read more

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Anyone ever had a facelift and eyelid lift upper and lower?

A common combination: Eyelid surgery (upper and lower) is very commonly performed with facelift. This is not necessary, however. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a facelift and eyelid lift at same time?

Very often: These procedures are often done together, but they don't have to be. Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) specifically addresses rejuvenation of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Facelift rejuvenates the lower 2/3 of the face (sometimes including the lower eyelids depending on the technique) and neck. ...Read more

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If its advisable to have both upper and lower eyelid lift together?

If its advisable to have both upper and lower eyelid lift together?

Common: If you do not have dry eyes then both upper and lower lids can be treated with surgery at the same time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go away after upper eyelid lift?

Approx 3-4 days: The worst swelling will occur 3-4 days after surgery with more improvement over the subsequent 3 weeks. By 3 months 90-95% of swelling will have resolved. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after an upper eyelid lift?

Looks good in a week: But it takes a full year for surgical incisions anywhere on the body to heal completely. ...Read more

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Anyone had an eyelid lift and end up not being able to close the eyes all the way?

Anyone had an eyelid lift and end up not being able to close the eyes all the way?

Rare: With a properly performed blepharoplasty or ptosis repair, this issue only occurs rarely. If you develop corneal issues, it may need to be repaired. ...Read more

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If its better to have both face lift and eyelid lift together?

Depends: The combination of facelift procedure with upper and/or lower eyelid procedures is extremely common. If it is necessary, the combination results in one recovery, less expense, and often, better results. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an eyelid lift and a brow lift? What exact part of the face does each involve?

Eyelid vs eyebrow: An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, tightens the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelid. The brow lift tightens and lifts the forehead and eyebrows. They are commonly done together. ...Read more

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My aunt wears glasses but she still has vision trouble, could an eyelid lift help? I wonder if my aunt’s drooping eyelids are starting to interfere with her ability to see clearly. She is in her 70s, but I am concerned that the procedure may cause more se

My aunt wears glasses but she still has vision trouble, could an eyelid lift help? I wonder if my aunt’s drooping eyelids are starting to interfere with her ability to see clearly. She is in her 70s, but I am concerned that the procedure may cause more se

Take a look at her: There are many reasons for lowered vision which her ophthalmologist can discover. Drooping lids can interfere with vision if they fall over the lash line. Does she need to lift her head up to see, or can you see the pupil from a straight on gaze. If there is obstruction, then lifting the lids will clear the vision (try taping them up). Otherwise there is another issue. ...Read more

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