Sunday, November 17, 2019

Can I have upper eyelid surgery after having a brow lift

Some of my Houston eyelid surgery patients who are concerned about upper eyelid hooding or excess skin of the upper eyelid may have had a previous brow lift and questioning as to whether they are good candidates for a blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery after their brow lift. This is a valid question as excising too much skin from the upper eyelids can lead to inability to close the eyes completely which can lead to dry eye. It is important to measure how much skin can be removed prior to excision of the skin to assure that eyelid closure is still attainable after surgery. If a brow lift and upper eyelid surgery are planned during the same surgery, the brow lift should be performed first so that eye closure is attainable without excising excess upper eyelid skin and then doing the brow lift which will lead to inability to close the eyes.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston.