Does it matter whether you get lasik or double eyelid surgery first?

LASIK First. I prefer lasik be done first because the lid speculum that holds your eyes open during the lasik procedure can stretch some of the eyelid muscles. You should wait at least 3 months after the lasik before having eyelid surgery.
LASIK first. The use of the lid holding device in lasik could potentially stretch the thin lid muscles or where they insert soon after surgery and alter the lid position. It may therefore be best to have lasik first and then the blepharoplasty later. Lasik can be associated with dryness and lifting the lids could exacerbate this, so it is generally best to wait until dryness has resolved after lasik.
Should not matter. Probably doesn't matter which one you do first - just give yourself ample time to recover in between.
See your eye doctor. This will depend on several things. The most important is your tear production. If your tear production is poor or borderline, then you may be a poor candidate for eyelid surgery. This is especially true if you have had lasik surgery. You should talk to your lasik doctor before having any eyelid surgery.
Lid surgery. You should have your eyelid surgery performed first. Lid surgery can sometimes alter your prescription.
Timing: LasikvsBleph. It probably doesn't matter, however, in my practice, it is common for patients to suddenly become aware of tired looking eyes after lasik surgery and some even blame the surgery for their appearance (unlikely). It is more probable that they are now able to fully view their eyes after eliminating corrective lenses which masked the pre-existing appearance. Be prepared for dry eyes after either.

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Does the order of surgery matter when attempting to get a lasik and double eyelid surgery?

Lid surgery first. Lid surgery can sometimes cause changes in your glasses prescription and a temporary dry eye. Due tithes, lid surgery should be considered and be allowed to heal completely prior to lasik surgery. Read more...
YES. Have the surgery on the eye first. After you are fully recovered and get permission from your surgeon you can consider eyelid surgery. Many times after eyelid surgery you have symptoms of dry eye, this could be very dangerous if your lasik surgery was not completekly healed. Read more...
Eyelids first. I would recommend eyelid surgery first. Wait until you are fully healed and the dry eye resolves prior to having lasik. This way manipulation of you eyelids during eyelid surgery does not affect the healing of the corneal flap. Read more...
Yes. You should have the lasik first. Sometimes lasik will result in dry eyes, and your plastic surgeon will need to know if this is a problem for you before operating on your eyelids. Read more...