gingermclendon SAID:

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?

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-charles-wallace/ DrCharlesWallace

    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.

  • http://www.faboverfifty.com/women/members/dr-james-boynton/ DrJamesFBoynton

    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.