Entries by Matheson Harris

Vanity and Cosmetic Surgery

VANITY AND COSMETIC SURGERY We see all kinds of patients in our office from all different backgrounds, almost equal numbers of men and women. A common question or comment we get is “Am I being vain by wanting to do this?” when asking about an eyelid lift. Or others become immediately defensive stating “I’m not […]

Eyelid Surgery Nightmares: How to avoid them

There is a lot of information on the web for and against having eyelid surgery. The few patients that have serious complications often stand out the most as they tend to be very vocal about what went wrong. One thing that often isn’t communicated well about eyelid surgery, however, is the roll that the patient […]

Eyelid surgery pitfalls: know what to avoid

Posted by: Dr. Matheson Harris Eyelid surgery pitfalls Eyelid surgery, most often blepharoplasty or eyelid lifting, is one of the most common plastic surgeries done in America.  Most people have eyelid surgery due to excess skin hanging down over their eyes, which may block their vision.  Other times eyelid surgery is done to improve the […]

Eyelid surgery pitfalls: know what to avoid

Eyelid surgery pitfalls Eyelid surgery, most often blepharoplasty or eyelid lifting, is one of the most common plastic surgeries done in America.  Most people have eyelid surgery due to excess skin hanging down over their eyes, which may block their vision.  Other times eyelid surgery is done to improve the appearance of the eyes. However, […]

Humanitarian Trip: Podgorica, Montenegro

Our latest humanitarian trip took us to southeastern Europe. Montenegro is a Balkan state on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.  It was part of the former Yugoslavia after WWI, broke off with Serbia into FR Yugoslavia in 1992. In 2006, they again became an independent nation.  It is a beautiful, mountainous country with incredible views. […]

Floppy eyelid syndrome and sleep apnea

Floppy eyelid syndrome: What is it? Floppy eyelid syndrome is a fairly common problem where the eyelids get stretched out and become irritated and red. The eyes also get red and sore, with tearing and mucus mattering being common symptoms.  Floppy eyelid syndrome is common in people with sleep apnea, or in those who are […]

What to expect after eyelid surgery (video)

The day of your eyelid surgery can be stressful, most because you don’t know exactly what to expect. Will there be pain? Will you be able to see and function. I’ll try and answer the most common “after eyelid surgery” questions here. Will there be pain after eyelid surgery? Most eyelid surgeries are not especially […]

Botox around the mouth: Is it a good idea?

I get asked regularly to inject Botox around the mouth, mainly to soften the vertical lip lines (i.e. pucker lines, smoker lines). These lines are notoriously difficult to treat and Botox is just one way to go about it. But is it the best way? You have to weigh the pros and cons of injecting […]

Humanitarian Work: Philippines, Haiti and Jamaica

Humanitarian work has kept us busy lately. In the past 4 months we’ve traveled to Jamaica, Haiti and the Philippines. We have seen some wonderful places, met some wonderful people, and hopefully rendered some meaningful service. In May, my wife Micki and I made our first trip to Kingston, Jamaica to develop a new eye […]