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Will blepharoplasty interefere with tear ducts? Santa Monica Blepharoplasty Specialist

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed for cosmetic and medical reasons.  Cosmetic blepharoplasty seeks to improve the overall shape of the upper eyelid and eye areas. During surgery, the central and orbital fat pads are removed if there is excessive hooding and fullness in the upper eyelids.  In the majority of cases, this does not interfere with tear ducts or lacrimal glands of the upper eyelid.  Patients with dry eyes should discuss their options with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian prior to undergoing surgery.  Dry eyes may be exacerbated in the short term after an upper eyelid or lower eyelid blepharoplasty and the risk for exacerbation of dry eyes should be discussed with Dr. Karamanoukian prior to treatment. 


Overall, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a very gratifying procedure with high satisfaction rates.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to discuss your options for blepharoplasty in our Santa Monica plastic surgery office.  Call 310-998-5533 to schedule an appointment.

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