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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
are you available to chat this morning?
sorry about that, I had to start getting ready to go to the office.....
Lagophthalmos is a risk of even having a eyebrow lift alone, but like you noted, it is much less of a risk then if you have the upper lid surgery combined. Sometimes the surgeon shoots for a small amount of incomplete closure for the first few days following the surgery, knowing that when the swelling resolves the lid will in a good position
Just an aside, my entire family are DDS. My dad and uncle are general DDS and my other uncle is a peridontist. One uncle had to stop practice due to age related macular degeneration a few years back.
ok. i am just concerned that en eyebrow lift might cause permanent lid incomplete closure. As there are never guarantees, how likely is this?
wow - a lot in common. I practiced in Boston
In the hands of an experienced surgeon? Not high enough to worry about. In any event, if there is a problem post op, it is "easy" go back in and fix things.....
All my family are in Mpls Mn
now that's a relief. i appreciate your response. Have a great day.
MN? Sorry to hear it :)
As a child my dad made me "test" all the new fluoride flavors-- yuk! But, in 50 years I've never had a cavity.....
I have a dental friend in Minneapolis. Jon Tessar
ya....but less traffic across the bridges....
Huh. I'll ask my dad if he knows him. My dad is 77 years old and still practices 4 days/wk...he started his practice in 1958
i practiced 1975 - 1995 in Boston. Now in Boca Raton, FL. Thanks
I figure the longer he works the less of my inheritance he spends :o)
Weird. My mom retired to DelRay beach
so did my mom. and my retina doc , who i saw yesterday, practices there
I'm a retina doc
i read your bio. my retina, Dave Snyder, did a fellowship at Mass Eye and now is in Delray
It is a small world, eh?
smaller as we get older. OK, go to work, and nice chatting
So. Did your answer get taken care of in all this fun chatting?
yes, enormously. thanks
Will do. Best of luck to you. Enjoy all the good weather...
that's why I moved - only reason.
I'll talk to my Dad and see if he knows Jon.....he knows everyone in Mpls as he's never lived anywhere else, except for a stint in the Air Force
ok. thank you. be well. i appreciate your hlp. bye
Off to work I go so the kids can get new shoes for winter....
my pleasure. Very nice chatting with you.