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“Lazy Eyelid” Repair

Some children are born with significant droop of one or both of the eyelids, known as “congenital ptosis”.  Adult-onset droop is usually known as “involutional ptosis”, and... Read More

Asian blepharoplasty

The term Asian blepharoplasty generally refers to an upper eyelid procedure to remove excess tissue that pays special attention to the upper lid skin fold... 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

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: Case Examples

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/walrath-joseph/id919000992?mt=11 Download Dr. Walrath’s iBook of surgical case descriptions in cosmetic eyelid surgery. Read More

Internal brow lifting

The brow position can be modified in selected patients using internal approaches:  the muscles that depress the brow medially (toward the nose) can be released from... 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

Upper Blepharoplasty – The Individualized Approach

A large number of patients say things like “my friend had her upper lids done” and the implication is that all upper lid surgery is... 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

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

Blepharoplasty and Lateral Brow Definition – Making Your Upper Blepharoplasty POP!

Lateral brow definition is something that almost all women appreciate after upper blepharoplasty.  Precise measurement and placement of the incisions is critical to achieve this... Read More

The healing process after upper blepharoplasty

    A recent postoperative patient provided this panel of images chronicling his postoperative week.  His swelling is a little more than average, since his procedure... Read More