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Doctor insights on: Upper Eyelid Lift Without Surgery

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

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

Dr. David Sherris
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Eyelid Lift (Definition)

Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery on the upper or lower eyelid for wrinkles, ...Read more


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

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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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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I noticed my upper eyelid is getting puffier and thicker. No surgery but any ways for the fat to go away? Would losing weight help? I'm 130lbs 5'6

I noticed my upper eyelid is getting puffier and thicker. No surgery but any ways for the fat to go away? Would losing weight help? I'm 130lbs 5'6

Don't worry about wt: You probably are slightly heavier than you might be but losing weight will not affect the lids. What does your mother look like in her eyelids? The fat pads around the eyes are generally resistant to body weight issues unless you are seriously overweight. If your lids are a functional or cosmetic issue, then see an oculoplastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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How is surgery performed to remove chalazion under upper eyelid? Is the lid cut open, or is it removed from underneath? Worried about ugly scarring.

How is surgery performed to remove chalazion under upper eyelid? Is the lid cut open, or is it removed from underneath? Worried about ugly scarring.

Underneath: This surgery is done under local, with special clamp that everts the lid and allows all the surgery to be done from underneath. The skin is undisturbed and there will be no scar. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you perform blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) on someone?

Most people: Only need it done once. Sometimes a minor secondary revision may be beneficial after a number of years have passed. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid has been getting more puffier and thicker. Why? I'm still young so no plastic surgery. Any reasons behind it. Any ways to fix it?

My upper eyelid has been getting more puffier and thicker. Why? I'm still young so no plastic surgery. Any reasons behind it. Any ways to fix it?

Puffy lid: Would suggest you see an ophthalmologist to evaluate your problem and discuss this with you to alleviate your concerns. ...Read more

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What preparations should a patient make before eyelid surgery? I am getting eyelid surgery done in a few weeks to correct saggy upper eyelid skin that impedes my vision. What specific things should I do to prepare for it now, and what supplies should I ha

What preparations should a patient make before eyelid surgery? I am getting eyelid surgery done in a few weeks to correct saggy upper eyelid skin that impedes my vision. What specific things should I do to prepare for it now, and what supplies should I ha

Eyelid surgery prep: If you are on blood thinners, stop these well before surgery, with approval from your doctor. The night before surgery, get good rest. If you'll have more than local anesthesia, you'll need to not eat or drink after midnight. Take a shower the morning of surgery and don't wear make-up. Leave jewelry behind as well and leave out any contact lenses. Bring someone with you for support. Good luck. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid has been getting more wrinkly and puffy. It's making me feel self-conscious. Any ways to fix it? I'm still young so no plastic surgery

My upper eyelid has been getting more wrinkly and puffy. It's making me feel self-conscious. Any ways to fix it? I'm still young so no plastic surgery

Allergy: Perhaps you are allergic to eye shadow, liner, mascara?
New perfume, do you smoke?
See a physician or eye doctor for further workup. ...Read more

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How do I remove a chalazion surgery scar from my upper eyelid? It's a bit raised and red.

How do I remove a chalazion surgery scar from my upper eyelid? It's a bit raised and red.

Scar removal: Have a laser treatment. A pulsed dye laser uses light to reduce the size of scars to make them flatter and to repair pigmentation. The treatment is non-invasive and you'll be entirely healed within a week. Several treatments are usually needed to gain the best results. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected? I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Is it really possible to get my drooping upper eyelid corrected? I am suffering from ptosis and my eyes had been operated through cosmetic surgery

Probably Yes.: Depending on your specific situation, it is likely that your situation can be improved upon. Make sure you consult with well experienced board certified plastic or ocular plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients in your situation. Best wishes. ...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'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 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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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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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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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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Has anyone ever had a surgical eyelid lift on one droopy eye only?

Droopy eyelid: This is a condition that can be treated with surgery on the droopy eyelid only or in conbination with other eyelid surgery. ...Read more