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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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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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Dr. David Sherris
222 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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: eyelid lift?

What is the definition or description of: eyelid lift?

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