Q: Skin Wrinkling After Lower Blepharoplasty
I had lower Blepharoplasty done 2 weeks ago. Swelling still remains, which is normal. What I noticed recently is the exessive skin wrinkling on the lower lids the swelling goes down. What should I do to eliminate wrinkling? Could it become permanent?
A: It is still early in the recovery period and would ask that you allow everything to heal. Lower blepharo
plasty is a good procedure to rejuvenate the lower eyelids, by removing the lower eyelid fat and some of the wrinkles. However, it will not remove all of the wrinkles.
Q: Can Lasik Surgery be Combined With Eyelid Surgery?
Can Lasik surgery be combined with eyelid surgery? I would rather only have one surgery but I want both procedures. Would it be hard to find a doctor who can do both?
A: No. Both procedures need to be separated by at least 6 months. Performing blepharoplasty too soon after lasik may damage the flap that is made during lasik.
Q: Fillers or Blepharoplasty on my Tear Trough?
I am not sure whether fillers or blepharoplasty would solve my problem. I am 29 years-old, I have always had a little puffiness around the eyes (probably due to water retention and allergies) and now i have these terrible tear throughs under my eyes, which make the puffiness look worse. Thank you very much in advance!
A: Well, the first thing I would find out if this is water retention or actual orbital fat. There is a subset of patients that have hereditary pseudo-herniation of orbital fat. That just means that the fat is creeping out under the eyeball, something that happens with age. However, some patients can have it begin in their late twenties. If this is your case (fat), then I would have it removed surgically. This will give you a permanent treatment, which will be better and more economical over the long run. If the puffiness is due to water retention or allergies, then I would have the tear trough filled with a filler to camouflage the puffiness.