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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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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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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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Does Asian eyelid surgery work to get rid of an epicanthal fold? I think that's what i have. It's kind of a folded pouch at the corner of my eyes? I'd like to get rid of it, and i'm wondering if Asian eyelid surgery can get rid of it? I do have a partial

Does Asian eyelid surgery work to get rid of an epicanthal fold? I think that's what i have. It's kind of a folded pouch at the corner of my eyes? I'd like to get rid of it, and i'm wondering if Asian eyelid surgery can get rid of it? I do have a partial

Epicanthoplasty: Asian blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be performed with or without epicanthoplasty. The epicanthal fold is present in the large majority of asian patients, and a variety of techniques have been described to address it, with varying levels of success. Most techniques do come with a small chance of leaving a visible scar. ...Read more

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Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when closing is this normal!

Had upper ptosis eyelid surgery over a week ago my eye seems to hurt to keep it open all the time and when  closing is this normal!

Dry eyes: After ptosis surgery your eye will be a little more open than usual. This could lead the cornea to get dry and trigger pain. Please see your eye surgeon very soon to make sure what the problem is. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can i choose how high a crease to get with Asian eyelid surgery? I've read about different crease heights with Asian eyelid surgery. Is this something i can choose, or does the surgeon choose depending on my eye/eyelid size? .

Can i choose how high a crease to get with Asian eyelid surgery? I've read about different crease heights with Asian eyelid surgery. Is this something i can choose, or does the surgeon choose depending on my eye/eyelid size?

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This : This will be a decision you will make with your plastic surgeon. Some of this will depend on your own anatomy of your eyelid and brow position. You need to consult with a plastic surgeon in your area. Best of luck to you. www.natureredefined.com. ...Read more

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How can you treat a pair of eyes that is small on the left but big on the right without any eyelid surgery?

Need more info: I assume you are talking about asymmetry in the apertures (openings between the upper and lower lids.) this is usually due to a drooping eyelid on one side and a compensatory elevation of the lid on the other side. I am not aware of any treatment other than surgery. ...Read more

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For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

Not that long: Upper eyelid surgery is generally associated with very little swelling. Sutures are removed at 4-5 days postoperatively and almost all swelling is gone by 10 days. Lower lid surgery is more involved and more likely to be associated with more significant bruising and swelling. Even here, most of the swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Where does the doctor insert the needle in the eyes to give anesthetic for eyelid surgery?

Where does the doctor insert the needle in the eyes to give anesthetic for eyelid surgery?

Eyelid skin: The surgeon typically begins by insert the needle into the lateral aspect of the eyelid and advances medially (toward the nose) as he/she injects the local anesthetic. The injection is made into the area where the surgeon expects to make the incisions. ...Read more

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