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Frequently Asked Questions

I wear a lot of heavy make up for my job as a cocktail waitress. How long after my eyelid surgery will I be able to wear my eye makeup again?

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After blepharoplasty procedure, I usually allow makeup wear to resume about 10 days after surgery. The sutures are removed after one week, and the topical ointment is discont…

I am 30 and I’ve always been embarrassed by my “Marilyn Monroe” mole on my upper lip. Can this be removed without extensive scaring?

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If you are excessively concerned about your mole, the small thin scar is almost always less visible that them mole after healing.  Sometimes patients opt out of having t…

Is there any permanent non-surgical procedure for under eye puffiness?

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If your puffiness is from excessive fat, no.  This is a surgical matter.  However, I have seen lower eyelid puffiness as a result of untreated allergies, fluid rete…

I have deep frown lines between my eyebrows that I’d like to fix, but I am worried about the toxicity of the chemical fillers. What are the long terms effects on health and skin after using these injectable fillers?

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I almost exclusively use injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers in the face.  There are several products available which work well.  This is composed of a naturall…

I just turned 50 and my upper eyelids droop so much that I cannot wear eye shadow and other makeup looks silly. I’m interested in eyelid surgery but I don’t want to have permanent scarring.  What results can I expect?

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Upper eyelid surgery remains one of the most common facial cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States every year.  The vast majority of patients report exactly wh…

I know most who get eyelid surgery have it performed when they’re older. I’m only in my 30s but I’ve already got a hooded, puffy appearance to my upper eyelids. Should I wait?

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I have performed upper eyelid blepharoplasty in patients in their 30's.  It is not very common, but if you have a familial trait that bothers you, it is a very easy proc…

As I’ve hit my 40s, I’m starting to notice bags under my eyes that makes it look like I’ve got dark shadows there. What can be done about it?

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As one ages, the soft tissue of the face starts to sag and also lose its thickness of the layer of fat under the skin.  With the lower eyelid and cheek, there can develo…

Would an eyelid lift change the amount of upper lid showing when my eyes are open?

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Of course.  That is the goal of upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty.  Removal of the excessive upper eyelid skin results in improved visibility of the eyelid pl…

Would Botox take care of the really bad crows feet around my eyes?

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I often inject Botox into the crows feet area in both younger and older patients.  However, if you have a lot of excessive skin around your eyes in this area, you may be…

I’m 54 years old and I’ve had dark bags under my eyes for a long time now. Will a blepharoplasty help to completely remove the bags?

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Darkening of the skin under the eyes can be due to shadowing from overlying fat, or pigmentation of the skin from a variety of causes.  Often, addressing the fat during …