Dr. Matheson Harris offers expert opinions on eyelid and facial plastic surgery, as well as new and upcoming treatments, the latest in facial rejuvenation, current topics in medicine, and tips on getting through your facial plastic surgical procedure safely and with the best outcome.

I returned to Port-au-Prince in early January to continue our mission of training the residents at the State University Hospital. I was able to coax my brother Tom, an anesthesiologist in Colorado Springs, to accompany me.  Normally, we do 90% of our cases with only local anesthesia and save the most invasive for the main […]

Latisse, an FDA approved medication to promote eyelash growth, came on the market in 2008. It has been very popular because it actually works. It contains a drug called bimatoprost, a prostaglandin analog, which is also used to treat glaucoma. Patients using the eye drop form noticed that their eyelashes became long and thick after […]

Eyelid Surgery Insurance Requirements Many patients come to our office for eyelid surgery and their question generally is “what are the eyelid surgery insurance requirements”, or “will my insurance cover this procedure.” Let’s talk about the eyelid surgery requirements by Medicare, which are very similar to most other insurance carriers. For your own specific insurance […]

Eyelid surgery vs. brow lift I see many patients with drooping brows and eyelids and often get the question “do I need both blepharoplasty eyelid surgery and brow lift surgery or could one procedure take care of both problems.” Normal eyelid and brow positions First of all, we need to look at the normal position […]

Facial plastic surgery: Does it make you look younger or more attractive? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Facial Plastic Surgery looked at how much younger people appeared after certain facial plastic surgery procedures.  It involved one rater looking at before pictures and guessing the patient’s age and rating their […]