Can You Have Botox if You Had Cross-eyed Surgery?

Can You Have Botox if You Had Cross-eyed Surgery?

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Botox can be used after eye surgery

Hello - If you're getting the Botox for cosmetic purposes, you should be fine. However, there is a risk of the Botox getting into the muscles around the eyes. If this happens, your vision may be altered, but it will only last about 3 months until the Botox effect resolves.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Botox can be used even if the eye muscles underwent surgery

The Botox that is used for cosmetic concerns is used superficially on the muscles that control skin wrinkles around the eyes, and not on the muscles that control eye movement.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox and cross eyed surgery

Botox should have no impact on the surgery that you had to repair your "crossed eyes" if properly injected.  Go to a qualified doctor to seek treatment.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Local effect should not affect the eye muscles

The effect of Botulinum toxin is local and as long the dose injected by the professional is not excess it should not go as far as the eye muscles. The muscles around the eye are located deep in the orbit .

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Botox with eye surgery

Yes, botox does not affect the muscles that actually move your eye. It only affects the muscles around the eye that are involved in facial expression. Go ahead!

Elan B. Singer, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Botox treatments work where they are injected

Botox relaxes the facial expression muscles where it is injected. If you have had surgery on your eye muscles, this has no relationship to Botox treatments in other areas of your face.

Bruce E. Genter, MD, FACS
Abington Plastic Surgeon
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Botox after surgery for crossed eyes

The placement of the Botox to decrease glabellar scowling should not interfere with the surgery. There are some possible side effects of lid and brow ptosis when the Botox is injected out of the targeted muscles but when done correctly it should not be an issue. Start out with lower doses if you are concerned with these possible side effects and work your way up to a dose that will lasts 3-4 months. Good luck.

Michael L. Workman, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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This should not be a problem

Please recognize that there is only a small chance of Botox drifting behind the eyelid. The risk is greatest when forehead treatment approaches within 1 cm of the orbital rim. Unfortunately if you are one of the rare few that does have a problem, weakening the muscles that align the eye could cause you to break fusion.

I recommend for this reason you see an eye plastic surgeon for you Botox. These are individuals who are board certified in ophthalmogy and fellowship trained in eye plastic surgery. They are uniquely qualified to help you given your history of eye muscle surgery.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Botox after surgery for crossed eyes

The surgery for "crossed eyes" is done in the orbit -- botox is used around the eyes to decrease the forehead wrinkles and crows feet. It should be safe.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Botox is safe after eye surgery

Yes, you can have Botox after eye surgery. Botox only effects the muscles that are treated with the Botox. It should not effect the eye muscles. As is always the case, just be sure to see an experienced cosmetic physician.

Marc Cohen, MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon
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