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A 58-year-old female asked:

Is eye lid surgery safe?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
It is safe in the: right hands. Get 1st and 2nd opinions to see how different eye surgeons do the operation and post care. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained to do lid surgery, and finish fellowships in this post residency for 2 years. So, they have the best handle of what can happen, or go wrong, and advise you what is best in your unique situation. Listen carefully to the post care, follow up!

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Has anyone with dry eye had eye lid surgery before?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Depends on type of eyelid surgery. Sometimes the eyelid needs to be repaired to reduce dry eye such as ectropion/entropion repair, and sometimes dry eye is a known complication of eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty or ptosis repair. Should figure out severity of dry eye at baseline and risks/benefits based on type of eyelid surgery.
A 32-year-old member asked:

For celebs how much did eye lid surgery cost?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Varies: This depends upon the amount of surgery requested and performed and to a certain extent the location. Typically the cost for instance of upper lid revision usually termed blepharoplasty is about $3000-$7000. Add on cost for lower lids and revision of the brow and forehead.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Head elevation: Keep your head elevated while sleeping, avoid foods that cause water retention, and apply ice water soaked eye pads to the eyes for a few days.

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