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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. ...Read more

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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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!

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it true taht laser eyelid surgery better and safer than traditional eyelid surgery?

Is it true taht laser eyelid surgery better and safer than traditional eyelid surgery?

NO: Using a laser for eyelid surgery is a gimmick, and provides no benefit over traditional methods. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it smarter to have eyelid surgery at same time or few months after I have catarct surgery.?

Is it smarter to have eyelid surgery at same time or few months after I have catarct surgery.?

Wait: I assume you are referring to blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery.) while there is nothing wrong (theoretically) with combining the two, I favor having the medically-indicated procedure performed first, then the bleph after recovery. Occasionally, there is drooping of the eyelid after cataract surgery (ptosis), this can be corrected at the time of the blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Is eyelid surgery done on upper and lower lids at the same time? I really want to get eyelid surgery on my upper eyelids to stop them from drooping and on my lower eyelids to reduce my dark circles. Are there any added risks to getting both procedures don

Is eyelid surgery done on upper and lower lids at the same time? I really want to get eyelid surgery on my upper eyelids to stop them from drooping and on my lower eyelids to reduce my dark circles. Are there any added risks to getting both procedures don

Blepharoplasty: Upper and lower blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) are commonly done at the same time to achieve a balanced look to the upper and midface.
http://www. Dassmd. Com/eyelid-surgery/index. Html. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mupirocin after eyelid surgery? It is 22 grams 2%

Is it ok to mupirocin after eyelid surgery? It is 22 grams 2%

Not ideal: But probably ok if you don't get it in your eye. If you don't feel you can avoid getting it in your eye, then don't use it. Check with your surgeon in the morning. He/she will probably have a specific recommendation for you. ...Read more

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Is eyelid surgery safe?

Is eyelid surgery safe?

Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure. You must follow the perioperative instructions of your surgeon. For best results have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Is eyelid surgery worth the trouble?

Is eyelid surgery worth the trouble?

Yes: Eyelid surgery is very rewarding for those who have extra skin and fat on the lids. The eye (lids) are the central focus of the face when someone is looking you. Having a bright and wide awake appearance goes a along way. ...Read more

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Where can I get double eyelid surgery?

Where can I get double eyelid surgery?

Depends on where you: I would suggest an oculoplastic surgeon. An ophthalmologist specializing in plastic surgery of the eye. ...Read more

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What is it like to have eyelid surgery?

What is it like to have eyelid surgery?

Simple: When performed for the correct reasons by a qualified doctor the procedure is very straight forward. The upper eyelids usually respond well to the removal of excess skin, and sometimes a little fat. The lower eyes - visa versa. I perform the procedure under local with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on my patients preference. Bruising lasts a week or so, and there is usually little pain. ...Read more

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How much does double eyelid surgery cost?

How much does double eyelid surgery cost?

Eyelid surgery: The cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery varies by surgeon and demographic location. Also, every surgeon is different and performs the surgery slightly different. Make sure that your surgeon is board certified and trained in this type of surgery.
http://www. Dassmd. Com/eyelid-surgery/index. Html. ...Read more

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Is it okay to snorkel after eyelid surgery?

Yes: After you have fully recovered, you will likely be able to return to all activities without difficulty. Your plastic surgeon will guide you as to when it is okay to resume activities. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I know if I can get eyelid surgery?

How do I know if I can get eyelid surgery?

See a doctor: I do not know what condition you are seeking lid surgery for. ...Read more