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I'm will have blepharoplasty. I'm told this can involve removal of 1) Skin 2) Fat and/or 3) Muscle. Fortunately, insurance will pay for this, but only the removal of the "skin"... READ MORE
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty: Is Local Anesthesia with Oral Sedation Effective for a Positive Outcome, Safety and Comfort?
I will be only using the money insurance will give me for the upper eyelid surgery mainly involving skin removal. I prefer to keep the fat and muscle in tact. The surgeons I... READ MORE
1) Do eye protectors have to be used during the upper blepharoplasty operation? (mainly skin will be removed/paid by insurance) 2) If so, will they be uncomfortable for the... READ MORE
What Type of Face Fillers (Including Fat) Are the Most Effective and Safest for the Jowls and Marionette Lines?
I'm 51 and am starting to get jowls and marionette lines. Two doctors said I can start off with face fillers to see how I feel about the result and look. Two other doctors... READ MORE
Can Fat Transfer Be Done Sucessfuly with Local Anesthetic Without Sedation? What Benefits is Fat over Non Fat Fillers?
I am 51 and would like fat removed from my flanks, bra line and/or stomach and placed in my marionette lines. Assuming that my marionette lines lend themselves to be done... READ MORE
What is the Most Effective/safest Type of Lipo Method for Fat Transfer from Stomach, Flanks And/or Bra Area to Marionette Lines?
I am 51 and have heard negative stories about lipo and fat transfer. I heard there are different lipo methods. What is the most effective and safest type of lipo method for fat... READ MORE
What is the Name/brand of the Most Effective, Safe Teeth Whitening System (Meaning Very White Outcome)?
I have somewhat white teeth and use Opalescence, yet it seems to cap out at a particular white level. I'm confused whitening systems...all claiming different benefits and... READ MORE
There are a few specials on Groupon and other marketing venues offering Zoom at $99 for Denist In-Office Teeth Whitening. Can you tell me if this sounds realistic and if it can... READ MORE
I currently have my custom trays and am looking for refill gel. I leaned about Opalescence Boost. Can this be purchased by the home consumer or is it just used and applied at a... READ MORE
I am 51 and would like fat placed in my marionette lines. A few questions... 1) What is the most results-oriented, easiest and safest place to harvest the fat? 2) Can both... READ MORE
I am 51 and had my "skin" removed from an upper eyelid lift in which insurance paid. There was a solid amount of skin removed and I experienced a lot of bruising and swelling... READ MORE
I am 51 and prefer not to go into surgury for a mid-cheek lift at this point. What are some options for slight jowling and marionette lines? Fillers? Fat transers? Thanks! READ MORE
I am 51 and have very dark circles under my eyes. I have olive skin but not too dark. What are some options to lessen these dark circles to a high degree? I would consider... READ MORE
I have somewhat sensitive teeth and want to know what I can do before I use my Opalescence to prepare for a good experience. I heard about things you put in trays, special... READ MORE
I'm in my low 50's and had an upper eyelid lift 16 days ago. 3 questions: 1) The incision is not in the crease and a little higher up. Shall I expect that to drop/lower some w/... READ MORE
I'm 53 and had upper eyelid lift about 16 days ago. I had fairly heavy bruising and swelling from the start. I still have marks on the upper cheeks which are slowly resolving.... READ MORE
I have custom trays and want to try a new type of bleaching that would 1) work pretty fast, 2) be good for slightly sensitive teeth, and 3) can whiten my teeth to a high level.... READ MORE
I looked online and am unclear about the difference between marionette lines and naso-labial folds. Typically speaking, can a 51 year old without hardly any wrinkles (olive... READ MORE
I'm 51. With the assumption, that I am a good candidate for both fillers for marionette lines and Nasolabial... 1-Of all the face fillers, (incluidng fat) in worse case... READ MORE
I am interested in learning of an excellent board certified surgeon or eye specialist/oculoplastic who does revisions (after having Upper Blepharoplasty-Eyelid lift). I live in... READ MORE
I had upper Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery about 6 weeks ago and am loosing upper and lower eyelashes. I had very swollen eyes and heavy brusing after the procedure...more so... READ MORE
I am 7 weeks from my surgery date. My camera phone is broken so unfortunately, I don't have a picture. My right eye is much tighter feeling than my left eye and looks smaller... READ MORE
Can Very Dry Eyes Lead to Blepharitis? Do You Reccommend AzaSite for Blepharitis? Any New Promising Drugs for Blepharitis?
Can very dry eyes lead to blepharitis? Do you reccommend azasite for Blepharitis? Pros? Cons? Any new promising drugs/treatments for Blepharitis? Thank you! READ MORE
How long should I expect severe dry eyes from upper belepharoplalsty-eyelid lift to last? I am 50 and have never had dry eyes before in my entire life and want to know if this... READ MORE
I was very bruised and swollen from upper eyelid surgery. I had dark marks on my upper cheeks like football players. The mark on the left side went away. The mark on my right... READ MORE
I am reading alot on upper blephaoplasty and dry eyes. Can a person without dry eyes (never had an issue in my life/now 50 years old) end up with permanent dry eyes after this... READ MORE
What are some of the causes during an upper eyelid lift would make the eyes to be smaller in shape? Can this have any thing to do with the obicularis muscle being impacted in... READ MORE
If a patient desires only skin (no muscle or fat removed) to be removed in an upper eyelid lift, can this be done on the patient's request understanding that aesthetically, it... READ MORE
My vision is worst after my Upper Eyelid Surgery about 2.5 months ago. What can be the cause of this? What direction should I go in right now to help get some answers? Also, I... READ MORE
I am in search of a referral to reputable "revision" othamologist oculoplastic surgeon who practices in Florida. I have had an upper eyelift. Providing me some names would be... READ MORE
I had an upper eyelid lift about 2.5 months ago I never had dry eyes in my life and now have very dry eyes and my vision has decreased A cornea doctor told me (not my surgeon)... READ MORE
What can have caused worsened vision (meaning needing an enhanced prescription) after upper eyelid surgery? Also, I heard a muscle or nerve issue can cause it...is this true?... READ MORE
I was diagnosed by 3 opthamologists of having blepharitis and very dry eyes after my upper eyelid surgery. I had the operation about 2.5 months ago. I never had dry eyes or... READ MORE
Is there less of a risk to cause eye damage (I.e. nerve, blink rate, etc) for a sugeon to just remove "only" skin without disturbing muscle and fat and keeping the muscle and... READ MORE
Is there a bigger chance of having dry eyes with agressive (large amount of) skin and muscle removal as opposed to a smaller, more conservative amount of just removing only... READ MORE
I had an UPPER blepharoplasty-Eyelid lift about 3 months ago. I was VERY bruised/swollen with having dark marks as football players have on my upper cheeks. Based on that, 1)... READ MORE
I had ONLY an UPPER eyelid lift about 3 months ago I have a bruise/mark that is greyish in color that I never had prior to surgery. I haven't been in the sun My camera is... READ MORE
2 Questions: 1)Can fat graphing/adding fat make the eyelid close better to help dry and light sensitivity due to too much skin being removed in an upper eyelid lift? I never... READ MORE
1) What are the risks associated with a sugeon removing muscle in an upper blepharoplasty as oppossed to just removal of skin? 2) Overall, I heard there were less risks with... READ MORE
Thank you for your time. READ MORE
I noticed several postings on this forum by eyelid surgeons saying that upper blepharoplasty can cause dry eyes. Most surgeons say dry eyes is "temporary" but don't state how... READ MORE
Can skin only be done in Upper Blepharoplasty or does muscle (even if a little) always have to accompany the excision of skin? This is based on the patient wanting skin only... READ MORE
I had upper blepharoplasty 3.5 months ago My top and bottom lashes have been falling out ever since-more so direclty after the operation Confused why bottom ones would fall out... READ MORE
What type of doctor/specialist can confirm muscle and nerve damage after upper blepharoplasty surgery was performed? Are there any customary tests that can be done? Thanks. READ MORE
About how long does it take for the scar line to disappear after receiving Upper Blepharoplasty? About how long does it take to fully appreciate the final results with all... READ MORE
Can you explain the after surgery followup with Upper Blepharoplasty? Please include some details like how long after the surgery until the stitches are taken out at the... READ MORE
How long should one avoid direct sunlight regarding the incisions/scar line after having Upper Blepharoplasty. Thank you for your time! READ MORE
1-Assuming an insurance company pays for an upper eyelid lift for vision reasons, do they pay for muscle removal and/or fat or just "skin" only? 2- Do insurance companies... READ MORE
It is over a 1.5 yrs. after my upper blepharoplasty surgery and my eyes are extremely dry (directly after the surgery) with doctors prescribing plugs and very expensive eye... READ MORE
How much bruising should I expect with having a conservative skin removal in an insurance paid for upper blepharoplasty that is medically necessary? No muscle or fat is to be... READ MORE
Thank you for your time. Would you tell me the risks of having the muscle impacted and/or removed in upper blepharoplasty? Also, is it more risky than simple skin only removal? READ MORE
Does removing the skin only in an upper blepharoplasty operation typically result in less bruising versus removing/impacting the fat and the muscle? READ MORE
Did my upper blepharoplasty cause my extreme dry eyees, meibomian gland dysfunction and slow blink rate?
Directly after my belpharoplasty operation I was diagnosed with extreme dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction, and a slow blink rate. I still have all three issues and it has... READ MORE
Is it standard procedure for a surgeon to conduct a dry eye test prior to having an upper blepharoplasty?
Is it standard procedure for a surgeon to conduct a dry eye test prior to a person having an upper blepharoplasty operation to know if they are good candidates for the... READ MORE
I have high scar lines after an upper blepharoplasty operation. They are not hidden in the crease as I was informed. Can these be corrected? Is it recommended? Thx READ MORE
Can the blink mechanism be impacted in a skin only upper blepharoplasty performed correctly? If it is impacted, during a upper blepharoplasty, is that considered a complication... READ MORE
Which Upper Blepharoplasty operation has the lowest chance of nerve damage or resulting in a slow blink rate?
Which upper blepharoplasty operation (skin removal only? muscle and skin removal? other?) should one have it they want no chance of nerve damage and/or slow blink rate? Of... READ MORE
Thanks for your time and assist. What are the signs/issues of muscle/nerve damage after having an upper blepharoplasty operation? Would having a skin-only upper blepharoplasty... READ MORE
I read a lot about the term "complications". What is the difference between complications that are a norm to the upper blepharoplasty operation/procedure (all going right... READ MORE
Since my upper blepharoplasty operation about 1.5 years ago, I have had extreme dry eyes. I never used not even one eye drop in my lifetime prior to upper blepharoplasty... READ MORE
Do dry eyes cause Pinguecula bumps in the eyes? I am not in the sun often as I heard that causes the bumps. How can I prevent future Pinguecula bumps? Thank you for your time. READ MORE
What kind of surgery or treatment is there available to rectify a scar located between my knee & ankle?
What kind of surgery and/or treatment is there available to rectify a scar located between my knee and ankle on the front of my leg? Creams/Gels applied for several months have... READ MORE
What kind of treatment is there available to rectify a scar located between my knee and ankle on the front of my leg? (photo)
What is the range of surgery and or treatment options to have my scar removed. What kind of surgery and/or treatment is there available to rectify a scar located between my... READ MORE
I would like to learn of all options to remove my scar. I have tried topical creams/gels for more than five months with no improvement at all. The scar is approaching one year.... READ MORE