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Questions and Answers By Dr. Jessica Lattman

Top 3 reasons to Choose and Oculoplastic Surgeon For Your Eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty)

Posted September 24th, 2018

TOP 3 Reasons to Choose Oculoplastic Surgeon for your Eyelid Lift


Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Eye-Lift

Posted September 17th, 2018

The eyes are often the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Factors like genetics, facial structure, sun exposure and the quality of the skin all play a role in how the eyes age. To addresses concerns such as under-eye puffiness, bags, dark circles, loose skin and hooding, blepharoplasty (either upper, lower or a combination of both), is a great solution.

TOP 5 Reasons to Consider an Eye-Lift


What is the right age to have eyelid surgery?

Posted September 12th, 2018

The answer is different for everyone! I see many patients in their 20's who have had lower lid bags since their teens. For these patients, mid to late 20's can be the right time to have these bags removed.

What is the right age for eyelid surgery?


How Diet and Lifestyle Affects Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

Posted September 5th, 2018

Most of my patients who have cosmetic eyelid surgery are active and want to get back to their routines as quickly as possible. I coach my patients before and after surgery with suggestions for diet and lifestyle that can speed up recovery.

How Diet and Lifestyle Affects Recovery


Combining upper eyelid surgery with endoscopic browlift

Posted August 27th, 2018

Often patient’s come to me unsure what they need or want. They have a general idea that they want to look less tired, younger, natural, not “done,” but that’s all they are able to express. I love to explore with them their faces and offer suggestions how I can help them look more like themselves.

Combining Upper Eyelid and Endoscopic Browlift


Looking on the outside how you feel on the inside

Posted August 20th, 2018

I meet patients every day in my practice that tell me they want to look on the outside how they feel on the inside.

They explain how they go to the gym, eat well, stay out of the sun, but they still feel different than the image they see in the mirror.

Looking on the outside how you feel on the inside


Botox for heavy upper eyelids and sagging eyebrows

Posted August 15th, 2018

Botox is a great tool for lifting heavy upper lids and sagging eyebrows. I see many patients in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s that are bothered by a slight drop of the brow and heaviness on the upper eyelids.

Botox for Heavy Eyelids and Sagging Brows


Lower lid Blepharoplasty - The Basics

Posted August 6th, 2018

Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes bags, excess skin, dark circles and wrinkles from the lower eyelid. The lower eyelids age in many different ways and can show signs of aging at different ages. I see young patients that develop lower eyelid bags in their 20’s and I also see some patients in their late 70’s that are exploring plastic surgery for the first time.

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty - The Basics


Ptosis - The Basics

Posted July 31st, 2018

Ptosis is a condition when the upper eyelid drops. Ptosis can affect only one side, or can occur on both upper lids. There are degrees of severity from a mild drop, up to where the vision is completely blocked by the eyelid.

Ptosis - The Basics


Upper Lid Blepharoplasty In The Office Setting

Posted July 27th, 2018

An upper lid Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes excess skin and “baggage” from the upper lids. It restores a rested and youthful look to the eyelids. I often see patients in my practice that are unhappy with the heaviness and tired look of their upper eyelids, but they are not sure if they are ready for surgery.

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty


What is an oculoplastic surgeon and what do they treat?

Posted December 14th, 2017

The field of oculoplastic surgery combines the precision and microsurgery of ophthalmology with the aesthetic and reconstructive concepts of plastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery is a small, highly selective subspeciality of ophthalmology. Oculoplastic surgeons complete a residency in ophthalmology and then ...

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What are your most requested procedures?

Posted October 3rd, 2017

A: Since I am an oculoplastic surgeon, all of what I do focuses on the eyes and the upper face.  Most patients come in wanting to look “less tired.”  Sometimes they don’t really know what exact procedure they want, but ...

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What is microneedling and how does it work?

Posted February 9th, 2017

A: MicroNeedling is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to induce production of collagen. Microneedling creates a controlled Non-Thermal injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond through ...

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I feel like my eyes are showing signs of aging but I am not ready for surgery yet. What are some non-surgical treatments that will help me look better?

Posted December 13th, 2016

A: This is a great question. The eyes are often the first area of the face to show signs of aging, and sometimes patients want to look less tired but are not ready to take on surgery.  So here are ...

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How do I know if I have chosen the right surgeon? What questions should I be asking?

Posted November 28th, 2016

A:  Your choice of a surgeon should depend on many factors. Not all surgeons are good at every procedure. You should choose a subspecialist trained in the specific procedure you want to have done.  Make sure your surgeon is board ...

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What is a Brow Lift and how do I know if I need one?

Posted November 28th, 2016

A: Looking young and healthy is important for a personal sense of well being.  In our society today, one’s appearance can be essential both professionally and socially.  The eyebrows and forehead are distinct features of the face. When aesthetically pleasing ...

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What motivates your patients to have cosmetic surgery?

Posted November 4th, 2016

A: Over the past 18 years I have had the privilege to consult with and then operate upon innumerable women seeking facial plastic surgery. One of the more fascinating and important trends I’ve witnessed over my time in practice has ...

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I am nervous that I will look “done” after my eyelid surgery.

Posted November 1st, 2016

A: Thank you for your excellent question. This is a concern that I hear from many new patients. First of all, it is important to choose a surgeon that shares your aesthetic sensibility. I believe in giving a natural result ...

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What is the recovery time for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

Posted October 23rd, 2016

A: Thanks Andrea for your question.  After an upper lid blepharoplasty, the recovery time is about a week.  Upper eyelid surgery can be done with the patient awake in ...

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