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Dr. Husam Elias Dr. Elias
Surgery - Plastics
10 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Did the eyelid surgery, should I have stitches outside?

Yes: Depending on the surgeon's preference, internal stitches or external stitches may be placed.

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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


Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Does it hurt to have eyelid surgery?

Does it hurt to have eyelid surgery?

Little if any pain: But expect lots of swelling and bruising on the outside that can last a good week.

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Dr. Alan Mindlin Dr. Mindlin
Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Do anesthesia shots for eyelid surgery hurt?

Maybe: Depending on the tightness of the tissues and the ph of the drug and your skin ph, it can burn rather than hurt if done in the office or other medical problems affect IV sedation. I always askwhatthey feel at the dentist.

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Dr. Suzanne Galli Dr. Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
20 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can Asian double eyelid surgery hurt?

Can Asian double eyelid surgery hurt?

Double eyelid: Most patients do not complain of pain after double eyelid surgery. However, there are many types of procedures available and some may cause more discomfort than others.

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Dr. Gustavo Diaz Dr. Diaz
Facial Plastic Surgery
26 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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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!

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.

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Dr. Andres Gantous Dr. Gantous
Facial Plastic Surgery
33 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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What is a typical cose of eyelid surgery?

What is a typical cose of eyelid surgery?

Cost of surgery?: The cost of eyelid surgery will vary depending on what you have done (upper or lower lids, or both), if a general anaesthetic is required, facility where it is performed and where you live. A ball park for doing upper or lower lids is between $3500 and $5000.

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Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What can I expect after my eyelid surgery?

What can I expect after my eyelid surgery?

Quick healing: If you are referring to cosmetic lid surgery or blepharoplasty, healing is very rapid: the skin is very thin and the blood supply is excellent.

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Dr. Donald Yoo Dr. Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
11 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is it possible to fix a botched double eyelid surgery?

Is it possible to fix a botched double eyelid surgery?

Revision bleph: For the vast majority of cases, improvement can be achieved with revision surgery. Even more than the primary surgery, the surgeon should be carefully chosen as revision surgery typically is more challenging.

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Dr. Samuel Sohn Dr. Sohn
Surgery - Plastics
16 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: eyelid surgery?

What is the definition or description of: eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty: 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 congenital or acquired abnormalities.

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Dr. Anthony Sclafani Dr. Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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How is cosmetic eyelid surgery done?

How is cosmetic eyelid surgery done?

Blepharoplasty: In general, eyelid surgery entails removal of a small amount of skin and fat in the eyelids. The incision in the upper eyelid is placed in a natural crease and blends well. In the lower lid, the incision is hidden just below the lashes. In cases when no skin needs to be removed from the lower lid, the incision can be made inside the lower eyelid.

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Dr. J David Holcomb Dr. Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How much does lower eyelid surgery cost?

How much does lower eyelid surgery cost?

Varies: Really depends on geographic market, type of surgical approach, type of anesthesia and choice of facility. Surgeons fees will vary ranging from a lower figure for a simple "skin pinch" lower eyelid lift to a higher figure for an external approach lower eyelid lift or a complex reconstruction of the lower eyelid. Remember this is a very delicate operation...

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Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How did you feel right after lower eyelid surgery?

How did you feel right after lower eyelid surgery?

Swollen: Swelling and bruising is common, which lasts about 7-14 days. Generally there is not much pain associated. Discuss with your surgeon for details.

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Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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How can I care for myself after browlift or eyelid surgery?

How can I care for myself after browlift or eyelid surgery?

Pretty simple...: Generally we ask people not to lie flat for 2-3 days and apply cold compresses to the eyelids: these will help minimize bruising and swelling. You should avoid activities that will raise your blood pressure for about 10 days to minimize the chance of re-bleeding. These kind of operations generally heal quite quickly because of the excellent blood supply to the head and neck.

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Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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Thinking of eyelid surgery, how long before all swelling gone?

Thinking of eyelid surgery, how long before all swelling gone?

Depends: ....A lot on the individual, but usually 80-90% gone at a week, and for most patients gone by 1 month. Makeup is ok after a week generally. Discuss any specific concerns with your surgeon to make sure everything is ok.

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is laser eyelid surgery better or safer than traditional eyelid surgery?

Is laser eyelid surgery better or safer than traditional eyelid surgery?

Cold steel-hot light: In my opinion, there is very little difference between the two in terms of final results. A laser seems real "cool" but it does not necessarily mean you will get a better outcome.

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Dr. Matheson Harris Dr. Harris
Ophthalmology
12 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How long is the swelliing time after my upper eyelid surgery going to last?

How long is the swelliing time after my upper eyelid surgery going to last?

2-3 weeks: Swelling should be gone in 2-3 weeks, but can last longer depending on your health and how extensive the dissection of your procedure. Ice the first few days after surgery and keep your head elevated.

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Dr. Darab Hormozi Dr. Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
34 years in practice
La Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille
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Is laser eyelid surgery a better or safer option than traditional eyelid surgery?

Is laser eyelid surgery a better or safer option than traditional eyelid surgery?

No: Eyelid surgery can be done with traditional knife, laser or radiofrequency. The technique used by your surgeon is more indicative of safety than the instrument used. Now in the hand of the same surgeon radiofrequency is safer than laser and that is safer than the knife, because of the ability to cut and cautherise at the same time with a more precise cutting ability.

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Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Calloway Dr. Calloway
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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I had double eyelid surgery and I want to lower my crease. What are the risks of doing that?

I had double eyelid surgery and I want to lower my crease. What are the risks of doing that?

Oculoplastic Surgeon: The upper eyelid crease is usually 8-10mm from the eyelashes. This distance may increase with common conditions such as blepharoptosis (eyelid drooping) or with significant dermachalasis (excess wrinkled skin of upper eyelids). If the crease is too high, the results of eyelid surgery are not ideal and usually looks somewhat unnatural. An eyelid specialist is best suited to evaluate and correct.