ANONYMOUS SAID:

I am 56. I had an upper eye lift surgery 7 years ago. At that time, I was very concerned that the surgery would change my eyes, I asked the surgeon to remove as little skin as possible. Now after 7 years, I feel that I may need a second surgery. My specific questions are: Can a person have a second blepharoplasty? Or instead of a second blepharoplasty, would it be better to have a mid face lift if the person needs it? Would recommend both?

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3 Answers

  1. Dr. Julio Garcia wrote on :

    A second blepharoplasty after a conservative skin excision is not uncommon and very safe to repeat. As to having a mid-facelift versus more eyelid skin, they do different things so you will need to decide which bothers you more if you only want one procedure.

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  2. Dr. James Wethe wrote on :

    Hi… let’s get started on your questions about upper eyelid surgery. First, can someone have a second upper eyelid surgery… in general, yes. Of course that answer depends on the current status of your eyelids and that can really only be determined by a consult with a plastic surgeon. At that same time any alternatives to a “second” upper eyelid surgery can be reviewed including mid-face lifts, brow lifts etc. What will work best for you will be a discussion between you and that plastic surgeon. Hope this helps.
    J. Wethe, M.D.

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  3. Dr. Curtis Wong wrote on :

    Repeat lids procedures can certainly be done, assuming you have the excesses present. As for whether a facelift would be better, you should schedule a consultation with a local board certified plastic surgeon and find out just what options are available for you.

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