Entries by Matheson Harris

Browpexy: A less invasive way to stabilize the eyebrows

Browpexy: What is it? Browpexy has recently become much more commonly used by oculoplastic surgeons during eyelid surgery.  Browpexy is done through the same eyelid crease incision made for a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or an eyelid ptosis repair (droopy lid repair).  Once the skin is open, the surgeon dissects to the brow bone and then […]

When Eyelashes Go Bad (trichiasis)

This may sound harsh, but I think eyelashes are the cockroaches of our face. By this I mean, they can become endlessly annoying at times, and despite many treatments, won’t die easily.  Most people, especially women, want full, thick eyelashes. They often pay large sums of money to enhance their lashes, either with topical treatments, such […]

Blood thinners and Eyelid surgery

Bleeding and bruising are a part of any eyelid surgery. Knowing what blood thinners to stop and when to stop them is important to minimize bleeding complications with eyelid surgery.  Most people are started on blood thinners by their primary care doctor or their cardiologist.  These medicines reduce the risk of blood clotting inside of […]

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty: FAQs answered

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is commonly performed along with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Lower eyelid blepharoplasty helps to remove baggy lower eyelids and take away the shadows that make your eyes look tired.  Here are the most common questions, with answers, that we get from patients about the procedure. Question: How is lower eyelid […]

Brow lift surgery: What is best for you? (Pt 2)

Brow lift surgery, as mentioned in our last post, can be achieved by several different methods. We’ve already mentioned coronal and pre-trichial techniques. In this post, we’ll talk about endoscopic brow lift surgery, direct brow lift surgery, and the internal browpexy.   Endoscopic brow lift surgery Endoscopic brow lift surgery is performed by making 2-3 […]

Brow lift surgery: What is best for you? (Pt 1)

Brow lift surgery is often necessary in patients with droopy eyelids. When the forehead and eyebrows descend, due to gravity and changes in skin, they push the eyelid skin down over the eyes, blocking vision.  With many patients I find that lifting the brows is the most important part of opening the eyelids back up. […]

Syringomas: bumps on the lower eyelids

Bumps on the lower eyelids Syringomas are bumps on the lower eyelids, which I see at least a couple of times a day with various patients. They are benign tumors of the sweat glands, which form small, fleshy spots, usually around 2-3 millimeters in diameter.  Patients often ask if they can be treated or removed. […]