Question, I have seemed to lost half of my eyelashes after my eye lid surgery. Happens? Will they grow back
Sorry, my practice has further specialized and I am no longer offering this operation.
Protecting the eyelashes and their blood supply is an important component of cosmetic surgery of the eyelid. Careful dissection and control of bleeding are best for prevention. The loss of eyelashes is a risk of this operation that should be part of any complete discussion of Risks of Blepharoplasty
that should take place before the procedure. Sometimes the lashes grow back, sometimes they are lost forever. Sometimes they grow back pointing in the wrong direction. Losing that many eyelashes is certainly not normal. Asking your surgeon what happened and what are the chances of the lashes returning will give you the best chance of understanding your specific risks of permanent deformity. Is this something that doctor sees often, and if so how did the other patients do. In my practice, it was uncommon to lose any eyelashes unless I was performing cancer surgery, treating trauma, and with certain higher risk operations.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery