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Category Archives: oculoplastic surgeon

“Do I have enough skin to fix my upper eyelids?”

Published onJune 18, 2018 by

This was asked in the first email from one of my patients. She wanted to share her experience but maintain her privacy. The photos are of other patients so she would not be identified. However, I very much appreciate this

Micro-Blepharoplasty (micro cosmetic eyelid surgery)-Less is more.

Published onNovember 7, 2014 by

  Upper Eyelid Surgery (Micro-Blepharoplasty) Are you thinking about having upper eyelid surgery? You know what you don’t like about your eyelids, but does your potential surgeon think about your eyelids the way you do? This is a critical question

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When should I consider getting a second opinion after eyelid surgery complications?

Published onDecember 16, 2013 by

As you recover from an eyelid surgery, you’ll likely have a sense pretty quickly of how your recovery is going. You will most likely know if you are experiencing a complication. After going over what to expect with your doctor

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How to Decide If a Surgeon is Right for Your Eyelid Surgery.

Published onSeptember 3, 2013 by

You’re considering eyelid surgery, but how do you know which surgeon to choose? You can feel confident going into oculoplastic surgery given that you’ve done your homework, have open and complete communication with your surgeon, and settle for nothing but

I have uneven eyelids after ptosis surgery. Can anything be done?

Published onMarch 28, 2013 by

A common goal in eyelid surgery is to seek symmetry between both eyes, particularly in the cases of ptosis where the initially presenting problems may include asymmetry along with issues like functionality and aesthetics. Ptosis is commonly understood as a

Transconjunctival versus Transcutaneous Lower Eyelid Surgery

Published onFebruary 10, 2013 by

Transconjunctival and transcutaneous lower eyelid surgeries are each a type of lower blepharoplasty, a plastic eyelid surgery that can address a range of issues such as excess fat or “puffiness” around the lower eyelid, loose and wrinkled skin. For great

What is supratarsal fixation and how does it differ from anchor blepharoplasty?

Published onDecember 12, 2012 by

Supratarsal Fixation Supratarsal fixation is really an antiquated method that invites the surgeon to form a crease that is simply too high for virtually every patient. The natural eyelid crease is caused by connective tissue fibers that firmly connect the

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Asian eyelid surgery is not about Westernization!

Published onNovember 13, 2012 by

Asian eyelid surgery We’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating: Asian eyelid surgery is not about westernizing the eyes. In fact, there is no one standard approach to Asian eyelid surgeries such as blepharoplasty and double fold surgery, because

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I have had a heavy upper eyelid since childhood. What are my options?

Published onSeptember 9, 2012 by

There is often confusion regarding what part of the eyelid is heavy. Eyelid surgeons draw an important distinction between a full upper eyelid fold (which is actually part of the eyebrow just below the eyebrow hair) and a heavy or

I had eyelid surgery 8 days ago and I am certain that my surgeon made a mistake. What should I do?

Published onOctober 5, 2011 by

Blepharoplasty is an invasive surgical procedure and by definition, requires time to heal. Eye surgery causes trauma to the tissue surrounding your eyes and it’s difficult to determine how your eyes will look, even after a week or more. In

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