Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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Can Bleparoplasty Be Successful with Just Removal of the Skin Without Removing Fat or Muscle?

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

Upper Blepharoplasty: 3 Questions About Eye Protectors/Shields During the Operation

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

Should I Be Suspicious of a $99 Zoom Denist In-Office Teeth Whitening Offer?

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

Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening System: 3 Questions?

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

Facial Fat Transfer Questions?

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

Massaging my Incisions After Upper Eyelid Lift-blepharoplasty?

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

Would You Advise Me of Results-oriented Remedies for Slight Jowling and Marionette Lines?

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

Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

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

Sensitve Teeth Preparation for Teeth Whitening?

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

Upper Eyelid Lift-Blepharoplasty Incision Looks High and Not In Crease/Reddish-Ro Tint?

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

Swelling/Puffiness After Upper Eyelid-Blepharoplasty-3 Questions?

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

May I Have Some Feedback on Venus White 35% for at Home Teeth Whitening?

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

What is the Difference Between Marionette Lines and Naso-labial Folds? Best Fillers?

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

Four Questions on Face Fillers?

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

In Search of Revision Surgeon for Upper Blepharoplasty-Eyelid Lift Located in Florida?

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

Losing Eyelashes After Upper Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery?

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

Right and Left Eye Differences After Upper Blepharoplasty-Eyelid Lift?

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

Upper Blepharoplasty-Eyelid Lift Resulting in Severe Dry Eyes?

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

Noticeable Mark on my Face After Upper Blepharoplasty-upper Eyelid Lift?

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

Question About Upper Eyelid Surgery-Blepharoplasty and Permanent Dry Eyes. Thank You!

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

Upper Eyelid Lift Questions?

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

Two Upper Eyelid Lift Questions-Thank You?

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

Vision Worst After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

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

In Search of a Referral to a Reputable "Revision" Othamologist Ocuploplastic Surgeon?

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

2 Questions Regarding Muscle Damage After Upper Eyelid Lift?

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

Worse Vision After Upper Eyelid Surgery-Thank You?

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

Blepharitis and Very Dry Eyes After Upper Eyelid Surgery-Thank You!

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

2 Questions: Upper Eyelid Lift-Blepharoplasty? Thanks Much!

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

Upper Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift Questions?

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

2 Questions: Upper Blepharoplasty Eyelid LIft?

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

Bruised Mark After Upper Eyelid LIft-3 Questions?

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: Fat Graphing Regarding Overly Aggresive Upper Eyelid Lift. Thank You!

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

Blepharoplasty Risks?

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

How Long Will I Experience Dry Eyes After Bleph? How Can I Prevent Dry Eyes?

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

Does Skin Excision Have to Be Combined With Muscle Manipulation?

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

Upper Blepharoplasty and Eyelash Loss?

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

Who Can Confirm Upper Bleph Muscle/Nerve Damage?

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

How long Does it Take For Scarring to Disappear After Upper Bleph?

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

How Should the Follow Up Process be After Blepharoplasty? When is it OK to Stop Seeing Your Doc?

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

Incision/Scar Line from Upper Blepharoplasty and the Sun?

How long should one avoid direct sunlight regarding the incisions/scar line after having Upper Blepharoplasty. Thank you for your time! READ MORE

If Insurance Pays For Eyelid Surgery, Do they Pay For Muscle Removal and/or Skin Removal?

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

Extreme dry eyes after upper blepharoplasty. What's causing it?

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

Two questions about upper blepharoplasty and bruising. How much bruising should I expect?

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

Would like to know the risks of muscle impact/removal in upper blepharoplasty

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

Bruising Question with Upper Blepharoplasty. Thanks.

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

Can high scar lines after an upper blepharoplasty be corrected?

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?

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

What are the signs/issues of muscle/nerve damage after having an Upper Blepharoplasty operation?

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

What are common and uncommon complications that can result from Upper Blepharoplasty?

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

What caused my permanent dry eyes after my Upper Blepharoplasty?

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

Can dry eyes cause Pinguecula Bumps

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

What's the best option to remove a scar on the anterior of my leg? (Photo)

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

Smart lipo of the stomach and transferred to the buttocks?

Can a person have fat transferred (by smart lipo) from the stomach to the buttocks with only numbing the areas and be awake the entire time? I am not a very heavy person...I... READ MORE

Does neck liposuction help improve jowls?

In general, will a neck liposuction help with improving jowls (typical droopiness for a 54-year women)? Is there a way to get a neck liposuction where the fat will be extracted... READ MORE

Botox and Migraines. Is this forearm test something that is reasonable to ask my neurologist to do?

I will be getting botox for migraines I learned that one can get botox inserted in the forearm to see if there is an adverse/allergic reaction prior to the full migraine... READ MORE

Botox Shelf Life?

I appreciate your time. How long does botox last (still valid for use) when stored the proper way? My insurance is paying for it and the neurologist received the product. I... READ MORE

Vestibular migraines and Botox?

Is botox injections effective for chronic “vestibular” migraines or just the classic migraines ones with the huge headache feeling? Thx. READ MORE

I am getting botox for migraines. How long will the side effects last if I get any?

If I get any side effects with botox, “typically”, will they be gone within the 3-4 months when the botox has worn off (so worse case would be 3-4 months of having side eff... READ MORE

Recent comments from 779296anon

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