Jana K. Rasmussen, M.D., FACS
Will I have to stop BTX (Botox) injections before getting a facelift and getting my eyelids done? If yes, how long before? I get BTX above my nose and at the corners of both eyes and lips.
Since BTX does not produce atrophy of the muscle, merely inactivity/weakness of the muscle, it should not interfere with proceeding with either a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Obviously, as BTX wears off, those muscles will become active and the wrinkles will reappear. The exception is if a brow lift is performed in which case the frown lines may remain less prominent.