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Eyelid surgery

WHAT’S THE TYPICAL POST-OP PERIOD LIKE AFTER EYELID SURGERY?

Published on July 22, 2011 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: What’s the typical post-op period like after eyelid surgery in Philadelphia? I can take only 2 weeks’ vacation from work, no more, and I would like to know if this is sufficient time. What can I expect to look like going back to work after that 2 week period? Answer: Typically, my patients take […]

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MY EYEBROWS HAVE BEEN DROOPING AND IT MAKES ME LOOK FATIGUED

Published on August 09, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: My eyebrows have been drooping and it makes me look fatigued. I heard that a forehead lift can help me. How does the surgery work? Answer: A forehead lift also known as a browlift is a surgical procedure that replaces the forehead and brows in a higher position that is seen in more youthful […]

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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR BLEPHAROPLASTY TO DAMAGE MY TEAR DUCTS?

Published on August 05, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have chronic dry eyes but would like to have both upper and lower blepharoplasty. Is it possible for this surgery to damage my tear ducts? Answer: Theoretically, it is possible for blepharoplasty to damage the tear ducts, but I have done over a thousand of these surgeries and not had any injuries to […]

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I HAD A BROWLIFT AND IT DIDN’T SOLVE THE PROBLEM

Published on July 24, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I had a browlift and it didn’t solve the problem that I was attempting to solve. Now I would like you to solve the original problem, which is that the skin on my upper lid hangs over my eyes. I can’t even see my eyeshadow when I put it on. Would blepharoplasty resolve this […]

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I THINK I NEED UPPER AND LOWER LID BLEPHAROPLASTY

Published on July 20, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I think I need upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. I have large fat pads under my eyes that I would like to take out. My upper lid is so hidden that I don’t bother using eye shadow any more.  When the upper lid is operated on, does that help the crow’s feet at all? […]

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I AM FEMALE, 47 YEARS OLD AND HAVE A TIRED APPEARANCE MOST OF THE TIME

Published on July 18, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am female, 47 years old and have a tired appearance most of the time, perhaps due to the circles under my eyes. I have been looking into blepharoplasty. It looks like you remove the fat that is causing the circles. But wouldn’t that create loose skin? Do you remove some skin as well? […]

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I’M AFRAID OF COMPLICATIONS FROM A BLEPHAROPLASTY

Published on July 12, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am 49 years old, almost fifty. I really want great looking eyes and scheduled blepharoplasty but then postponed the surgery. I still want the procedure but I worry about anything that might go wrong. Has anyone undergoing blepharoplasty ever lost their eyesight from the surgery? Answer: I have done over a thousand blepharoplasties […]

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REMOVING THE DARK CIRCLES UNDER MY EYES

Published on July 07, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I am 57 years old, male, and I don’t wear eyeglasses. I bring up the glasses because I have nothing to hide the dark circles under my eyes. I want to have eye surgery, but I am very concerned that the skin will remain a darkish color. Is this a problem with blepharoplasty? If […]

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CAN YOU WEAR MAKEUP AFTER EYELID( BLEPHAROPLASTY) SURGERY?

Published on July 01, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I would like upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. I have very sparse eyelashes and I am worried that the incisions will affect my eyelashes. Could this happen? How long after the surgery can I wear eye makeup, particulalrly mascara? Answer: It is virtually impossible for your eyelashes to be injured from blepharoplasty as long […]

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