Who does good eyelid surgery in general--plastic surgeon or eye doctor?

Eye plastic surgery. I suggest that you consult with a plastic surgeon, a facial plastic surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon who performs plastic surgery of the eyelids (blepharoplasty) on a regular basis. Be sure to look at before and after photos of patients on whom the surgeon has performed this procedure. Check that the doctor has hospital privileges and operates in an accredited facility.
Both. There are many excellent physicians in both specialties. Find a surgeon that shares your same aesthetic eye, is detailed in their approach and appears knowledgeable and experienced in the procedure. If you choose an eye doctor, find one with special training in the area of cosmetic surgery (oculoplastic surgeon).
Depends . Surgical experience and results are more important than the specialty.
Could be either or.. A facial plastic surgeon, too. You need to do your homework about each doctor you are considering. Most, but not all, plastic surgeons do eyelid surgery routinely. Some ophthalmologists specialize in surgery of the eyelids, too. Most, but not all, facial plastic surgeon perform these procedures. Check out the doctor, ask all the questions you want to and insist on board certification.
Eye Doctor. If cosmetic eye surgery is a must for someone to undergo, an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) may be able to trouble-shoot more complicated issues if there were any to arise. Please inquire how many procedures that they have done since not all eye surgeons do particular cases all the time.

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2 plastic surgeons say can't do eyelid surgery 4 my bulging eyes&undereye bags of graves disease but dr on this site say it's possible. Can it be done?

Yes, but its not. The surgery can be done, but its not what you think. First you should have your condition controlled, then address the issue. In most cases, the patients need fat placed around the eyes to make them appear more normal and deep set. In experienced hands the results can be excellent and premanent. Good luck from nyc. Read more...
Yes, it can be done. You need to see an oculoplastic surgeon. We deal exclusively with the eyelids and eye sockets and we are ophthalmologists. We typically follow patients with graves eye disease. There are several surgical options for graves patients, including orbital decompression, eye muscle surgery and eyelid surgeries for both eyelid retraction and bagginess. Go to asoprs.Org to find a surgeon in your area. Read more...
Yes. There are ophthalmologists who subspecialize in dealing with thyroid eye disease. No all members belong to accessory organizations. Many practice at university centers but many also practice in other private practice settings. Check with your state medical society or county medical society for potential doctors. Read more...
Graves' Orbitopathy. Eyelid surgery for graves' orbitopathy requires special attn as there is higher risk for dryness, eyelid malposition and other complications. If there significant proptosis (bulging eyes), or double vision, they are handled first surgically with orbital decompression then eye muscle surgery. Most oculoplastic surgeons take care of patients with graves' orbitopathy. You can find one at asoprs.Org. Read more...
Surgery for Graves. Not everybody that can do eyelid surgery is sufficiently trained to deal with complicated graves patients. You need to see am occuloplastic specialist. Read more...

Doctor recommendation for eyelid surgery to reduce staring/under eye bags from thyroid eye disease. Can anyone recommend an eyelid surgeon? Thanks

Dr. Sam Goldberger. If you are in the los angeles area, i would be glad to help. Sam goldberger, md. Read more...
Depends on location . You should seek out an oculoplastic surgeon in your general region for this type of surgery. Some ENT surgeons and plastic surgeons can also do this type of work. Hopefully your thyroid problem is under control. Read more...

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? .

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...
Some . Some asians want to keep their low (1-3 mm) lid crease and some want to raise the crease to a more "westernized" height of 10-12mm. Discuss at length with your surgeon. Once raised, it is not easy to lower it back. www.asoprs.org. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. You can discuss your surgical goals with your surgeon. It is possible for patients to voice their opinions on the height of their crease. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...

How do I pick a surgeon for Asian eyelid surgery? Should I focus only on surgeons who specialize in Asian eyelid surgery? Or is it similar enough to regular blepharoplasty that I can use someone who specializes in that but not necessarily Asian eyes? .

The . The surgeon who has enough training to perform asian blepharoplasty( eyelid surgery) and also has performed good numbers of that surgery with good post op results. ( always ask to see the pre and post operative pictures!). Read more...
You . You should first focus on a surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery (an oculoplastic surgeon). Look at the american society of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons (asoprs) website at www.Asoprs.Org to find one near you. There are not that many who "specialize" in asian lid surgery but if you find one, interview him before you sign up for surgery. Read more...
You . You should pick your doctor the way you would pick any other doctor. Verify credentials and hospital affiliations. Get referrals from other trusted medical professionals. Meet with at least 2 or 3 and discuss your concerns and expectations. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Having a lot of experience in Asian blepharoplasty is a plus. Read more...

How common is assymetrical creases after Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking of having Asian eyelid surgery, but I'm worried about my eyes looking mismatched. It happened to a friend. Her doctor told her it could take 6 months for results to be final, but

In . In the hands of an experienced eyelid surgeon, i find this to be a relatively rare complication. Asymmetry can usually be avoided. Find a local eyelid specialist in your area at www.Asoprs.Org. Read more...
Assymetrical . Assymetrical creases are not at all uncommon with asian eyelid surgery. You should consult with a few plastic surgeons with experience with the procedure. It can happen to any patient or any surgeon and therefore it is important to have a good discussion before surgery regarding handling that issue should it arise. Sometimes a revision surgery is indicated. Fortunately, a minor degree of asymmetry is well tolerated as eyelids, similar to many of our other facial features are rarely completely symmetric with or without surgery. Read more...
Asymmetry . Asymmetry occurs more often in nature than symmetry. So, the answer to your question is: very common. However, the degree of asymmetry may vary and if signficant could warrant revisionary surgery. Read more...
Not commom. You should be evaluated and treated by an oculofacial plastics surgeon (its a sub-specialty within ophthalmology). These doctors have a lot more experience dealing with eyelids than the general ophthalmologist. If done correctly there shouldn't be any assymetry. Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. Asymmetries are a possibility after Asian blepharoplasty especially if the underlying cause was not diagnosed preoperatively. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...

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...
Under skin. For upper lids injections are given inder the skin and has nothing to do with the eyeball. For lower lids the injection is given in the inside of the lower lid ( cul de sac) after a numbing drop is placed on the eye. Both injections should give very little discomfort. Read more...
Upper eyelid skin. The anesthesia is injected right under the skin of the eyelid. Never in the eye! Read more...
Where it needs to be. The needle is placed to deliver the local anesthetic in the areas to be cut and where any work is done. This is placed just underneath the skin layer and never in the globe itself. Read more...
Local for eyelids. ONLY into the skin areas, NOT into the eye itself...... Read more...

If I have lupus, am I still a good candidate for laser eye surgery? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Before I was diagnosed, I was planning to have laser eye surgery. Will my eye doctor still do the procedure even though I have this?

It . It depends. If you have had eye problems in the past especially dry eyes then there are many eye surgeons that would not do refractive surgery. Some surgeons will not do refractive surgery on a patient with any history of rheumatologic problems. I do believe that it is worthwhile to get a full eye exam and ask those questions from your trusted eye surgeon. Best regards, jc. Read more...
Can do LASIK. As long as the lupus is not active lasik should not be a problem. Read more...

Had Restalyne under eyes. 1 has lump/or bag looks like. Other eye good. Is this result of a botched up injection? He is an eye plastic surgeon. Thanks

Quite common. I assume at 76 years of age, you have excess skin under your eyelids. Restylane, (dermal fillers) or other fillers injected under the eyes cannot improve redundant skin, the only thing that can is surgery. The eyelid skin is not very forgiving and as such, everything shows. Fortunately, with restylane (dermal fillers), (dermal fillers) your doctor can inject a medication that will dissolve the restylane (dermal fillers). Good luck. Read more...

What should I ask surgeons about Asian eyelid surgery during interviews? I'm going to start talking to surgeons to find one to do my Asian eyelid surgery. I want to choose the best one, but I'm not sure what to ask to make a good choice. And what should t

Ask . Ask if you are a good candidate, how is it done, what are the potential risks & complication and how many of these surgeries has the doctor done. Dr. Edwards. Read more...
Explain what u want. Make sure you explain to the surgeon what you are looking for. "asian eyelid surgery" entails many things. Removing the fold of skin (epicanthal fold) above the corner of your eye is sometimes done, sometimes not. Creating a "double eyelid" entails creating a nonexistent crease on the eyelid to resemble a "western" eyelid. Make sure the surgeon understands want you want to look like! Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. A good start would be: where did you receive your education? What board certification(s) do you hold? How many asian blepharoplasties did you perform this past year? May i see before/after pictures. May i speak to patients of yours? Which technique do you recommend? (suture, partial, incisional) what kind of fold do you recommend? (infold, on, outfold). What can i expect from surgery? Read more...
Asian blepharoplasty. Training and experience are very important factors for a skilled surgeon. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...