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blephroplasty african american

Dr. Harris will answer all your questions about facial plastic surgery for African-Americans and people with skin of color, including rhinoplasty (nose job), facelift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), lasers, dermal fillers and all other types of facial plastic surgery.

blephroplasty african american

Postby liljyuggie » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:23 am

Is belphroplasty different for african americans then others. I had it and I was cut on the outside and It has been two weeks and my swelling went down but my bags still look bout the same as before. Is this normal they keep saying it will tighten later
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Postby drharris » Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:38 am

Dear liljyuggie,

There are some extra precautions which should be taken into consideration when performing blepharoplasty in African Americans - related to the shape of the eyes and risk of scarring. For lower lid blepharoplasty, I commonly use an inside the eyelid approach to avoid any external incisions - minimizing the risk of scarring. Black patients commonly have prominent eyes . . .so surgeons may have to be a bit more conservative with removing lower lid puffiness to avoid creating the appearance of hollowing. This may be why your "bags" look about the same during the early stages of healing. Lastly, black patients have been shown to have rounding at the corners of the eyes as they age . . .which in some instances may require tightening the lower lid at the time of surgery.

It is possible for the skin to tighten a bit as a part of the natural healing process. Hang in there.

Take Care,

Dr. Harris
Monte O. Harris, MD
5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 612
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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just saying thanks

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