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If its advisable to have both upper and lower eyelid lift together?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Common
If you do not have dry eyes then both upper and lower lids can be treated with surgery at the same time.

In brief: Common
If you do not have dry eyes then both upper and lower lids can be treated with surgery at the same time.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. John Park
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not a problem.
Upper & lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is very commonly done together. Dry eyes is not a contraindication for 4-lid blepharoplasty, provided the surgeon is not too aggresive with the skin excision.
With a balanced and measured approach, your surgeon should be able to achieve a more youthful appearance for you with a lower risk for complications.

In brief: Not a problem.
Upper & lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) is very commonly done together. Dry eyes is not a contraindication for 4-lid blepharoplasty, provided the surgeon is not too aggresive with the skin excision.
With a balanced and measured approach, your surgeon should be able to achieve a more youthful appearance for you with a lower risk for complications.
Dr. John Park
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It can be
Having both upper and lower eyelids done together can save you from additional anesthesia, recovery time and discomfort.
It adds additional swelling, but not a dramatic amount. It can also save you money as many doctors discount the lower eyelids when performed with the uppers. From a safety standpoint, in good hands there is no difference.

In brief: It can be
Having both upper and lower eyelids done together can save you from additional anesthesia, recovery time and discomfort.
It adds additional swelling, but not a dramatic amount. It can also save you money as many doctors discount the lower eyelids when performed with the uppers. From a safety standpoint, in good hands there is no difference.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If needed, yes
In the upper lids, the problem is usually too much skin.
In the lower lids, the problem is usually too much prominent fat. If there are problems in both areas, these procedures can easily be combined, but they do not have to be. It depends on what the anatomy is and, more importantly, what bothers the patient the most.

In brief: If needed, yes
In the upper lids, the problem is usually too much skin.
In the lower lids, the problem is usually too much prominent fat. If there are problems in both areas, these procedures can easily be combined, but they do not have to be. It depends on what the anatomy is and, more importantly, what bothers the patient the most.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: DEPENDS
Upper and lower eyelid lift surgery is frequently performed at the same operative session.
Other procedures such as brow lift, facelift, fat grafting, laser skin resurfacing may also be done at this time.

In brief: DEPENDS
Upper and lower eyelid lift surgery is frequently performed at the same operative session.
Other procedures such as brow lift, facelift, fat grafting, laser skin resurfacing may also be done at this time.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Generally okay
An experience board-certified surgeon can determine whether or not is okay to have the upper and lower eyelids done at the same time.
That being said, it is a common combination and can be performed safely in the right hands.

In brief: Generally okay
An experience board-certified surgeon can determine whether or not is okay to have the upper and lower eyelids done at the same time.
That being said, it is a common combination and can be performed safely in the right hands.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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