I Am Considering Upper Eyelid Surgery but Have Vitiligo and Concerned in Case my Eyes Depigment. Has Anyone Done This?

I Am Considering Upper Eyelid Surgery but Have Vitiligo and Concerned in Case my Eyes Depigment. Has Anyone Done This?

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Vitiligo with upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

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Of course, with any procedures requiring trauma to the skin, there exists the risk of unpredictable scarring, and I assume your are referring to the skin (not the iris) becoming depigmented.  I have had several patients over the past 10 years with that condition, and they have healed favorably without complications.  Your risk may be slightly higher than "normal" skin, but not a contraindication to having it done.


Paoli Facial Plastic Surgeon

Upper eyelid surgery and vitiligo

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  I have seen several cases of this.  I do not think that the vitiligo poses any increased risk of upper eyelid surgery.  I think you can proceed with confidence!

Lawrence Kass, MD
Saint Petersburg Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Vitiligo and eyelid surgery

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Morning,

 

I have had a few patients with this but it was else where on their bodies.  I would not expect any issues unless it's on your face or eyelids and even then you need to be sure of the cause.  Was this vitiligo a case from birth or do you have some other autoimmune disease or other skin disease present?  I would review your situation with a dermatologist first and then proceed with surgery with a Facial Plastic Surgeon or Oculoplastic Surgeon.

Best of luck and make sure you get a thorough evaluation before proceeding.

 

Chase Lay MD

Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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