I Have Had an Upper Eye Lid Correction Two Weeks Ago. Everything Went Fine. Can I Play my Saxophone?

Doctor Answers 3

Ok to play saxophone after lid surgery

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The only risk might be playing very loud or long notes that cause you to build up pressure in the face. There's a small chance that could lead to swelling or possibly new bleeding in the area. Usually this far from surgery that risk would be very minimal.

Saxophone and eyelid surgery

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I think you are looking for the punch line to a very old joke. The answer to your question would be "Could you play the saxophone before? " 

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

Saxophone playing after upper blepharoplasty

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I cannot think of any reason why you should not be able to play your saxophone two weeks after upper eyelid surgery.  Just to be sure, I would check with your surgeon, as he or she has the most knowledge about the details of your particular procedure.  

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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