4 Lid Blepharoplasty: Proper Incision Placement

There is not a week of office visits that goes by without at least one patient presenting with inappropriately-placed upper lid incisions from prior surgery.... Read More

Fixing the multi-operated eyelid

This 62 year old woman came from the Midwest for relief from the following problems: tearing and irritation on the left side.  Her story started in... Read More

Two stage lid reconstruction: when the whole eyelid is lost from cancer

Occasionally, a skin cancer turns out to be significantly larger than is thought at first glance. As a matter of course, for eyelid tumors, a dermatologist trained in... Read More

Choosing your eyelid surgeon

It turns out that a lot of surgeons perform eyelid surgery, including: ophthalmologists, dermatologists, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, and others.  So why would you choose an... Read More

Eyelid Surgery: What does my insurance pay for, and what is cosmetic?

Insurance is always changing, and patients better believe that covered benefits are only going to lessen, not increase, over time.  If a patient truly believes... Read More

Basal cell carcinoma reconstruction – optimizing cosmetic results

Basal cell carcinoma is quite common, especially on the face, since it is associated with sun exposure. Around the eyelids, it is most commonly found... Read More

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Case Examples Download Dr. Walrath’s iBook of surgical case descriptions in cosmetic eyelid surgery. Read More

What type of anesthesia is right for my eyelid surgery?

For “standard” eyelid surgery, I find that the level of anesthesia can usually be decided on between the patient and myself.  From April 2014 thru... Read More

Male blepharoplasty and brow lifting

Dr. Walrath also performs a great deal of blepharoplasty and brow procedures for men.  Two examples of recent surgical patients are seen below.  Both of... Read More

Surgery for melanoma after cosmetic eyelid surgery

Often, I perform cosmetic surgery at the same time as reconstructive surgery, and the story often involves a patient who has upper lids obscuring his... Read More

Lower eyelid cancer reconstruction

A squamous cell carcinoma can extend far beyond the apparent borders.  In the eyelids, this can be very problematic along the inner corner, because there... Read More

Thyroid Eye Disease – Repair of Lid Retraction

Grave’s disease (thyroid eye disease) can be a very difficult medical and surgical problem to treat.  The first consideration in Grave’s disease treatment is to... Read More