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I have been reading here for DAYS! I am having my upper lids done as they are so hooded they are affecting my eyesight, give me headaches, and luckily my insurance will cover it. I think the more I read, sometimes I get excited, and sometimes I get scared. I am 56 years old and not sure what all to expect. How soon do the sutures normally come out? What's the most painful part of the...
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolMedical: MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Alabama School of Medicine
Fellowship: Oculofacial, Salt Lake City, Utah
Treatments offered at Virginia Eye Institute
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You'll get through 80-85% of your healing in the first two weeks. The remaining can take a couple more weeks. The sutures fall out on their own in... READ MORE
If this is simply redundant skin, additional excision should help. If this is more of an anatomic lid fold, changing could be more complicated. Happy... READ MORE
If you're planning to have a blepharoplasty, you can have those muscles excised and weakened at surgery. READ MORE
I had levator advancement surgery 2 and half months ago. It is still 1mm off and he wants to perform another surgery to correct.
If your pre op levator function is back to baseline. Until that's back to normal, you may still have improvement. That can occasionally take longer... READ MORE
For upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery, is it best to have an Oculoplastic Surgeon perform the surgery?
The most important question is whether the surgeon you choose can do your surgery without cutting through the orbicularis muscles in the lower eyelid.... READ MORE
42 year old with horrible under eye hollowness and severe wrinkles. What would be the best procedure to fix them? (Photo)
The fine wrinkles you create in the lower lid when you grin can be improved with botox. Your lower eyelid and upper cheek hollowness would respond... READ MORE
Your right brow is lower than the left which can potentially be addressed surgically or with botox. This can mimic or coexist with ptosis. Also your... READ MORE
Can't tell without a picture, but restylane is a good product in that area. Was it diluted with lidocaine by the doc. That would explain loss of... READ MORE
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