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Anonymous asks:
What are the risks of damaging tear ducts when doing an eye lift? Are there 'red flags' that would suggest this is a bad idea for some patients?

On: 07/25/2013 05:22 pm

To doctors from: Texas

Category: Eyelid

Answers

DrCharlesWallace on 07/26/2013 03:30 pm wrote:
Any Board Certified Plastic Surgeon knows where the tear ducts are located and how to avoid any damage. In my 24 years of practice, I have
not encountered a problem. I believe that as long as you find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who you are comfortable with and answers all your questions and concerns, you will achieve the result you are looking for.
DrJamesFBoynton on 07/26/2013 08:03 am wrote:
Tear duct damage would be extremely remote. I have never seen or heard of it with eyelid surgery; however, I am sure it has been described. Choosing a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in eyelid surgery should be the best way in my opinion to minimize this risk.