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Is a blepharoplasty worth it?

Is a blepharoplasty worth it?

Yes: The eyes are the central focus of the face. Having an refreshed appearance sends a subliminal message that you are alert and focused. However, the caveat to remember is that natural appearing lids is crucial. Overly pulled lids is not great surgery. You want a clean lid contour that maintains your individual identity. The procedure is well worth it. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read more

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What exactly is blepharoplasty?

What exactly is blepharoplasty?

It's a generic term: For any surgery involving the eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty is for the upper eyelids, and so on. Usually it's a combination of some skin removal and some fat removal to make the eye area look more attractive, less puffy, and less wrinkly. Performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons and ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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Can I get blepharoplasty done under general?

Can I get blepharoplasty done under general?

Yes but not needed: Blepharoplasty can be safely and comfortably performed under local anesthesia with sedation either in a doctor's office or in a surgery center. General anesthesia adds risk and cost that aren't necessary. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty really make a difference?

Yes: Most patients who have properly done blepharoplasty are very happy. The result is directly related to a good indication, realistic expectations and good execution. It is a powerful operation and can give you a natural and improved look or completely change your look. It depends on what has been decided between you and your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are risks and benefits of blepharoplasty?

What are risks and benefits of  blepharoplasty?

Risks: Benefits- more youthful, rested appearing eyes risks- bleeding, infection, scarring, dry eye, ectropion, need for revision operation, and others see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Asian people see better after having a blepharoplasty?

Can Asian people see better after having a blepharoplasty?

Depends: Cosmetic vs. Functional. If to change the eyelid fold or open the eyes more, may not change vision much, but if very droopy lids or hooding blocking vision preop, then removal of excess skin may improve peripheral vision. ...Read more

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Is blepharoplasty normally covered by insurance companies?

Is blepharoplasty normally covered by insurance companies?

Usually not: If the eyelid skin is lax and is cascading so that it is blocking the visual field, this is eyelid excess. Visual field cuts must be documented to try and get it covered. Insurance companies have their own criteria. Ask your surgeon. They will guide you through the process... ...Read more

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What age should you be before considering blepharoplasty ?

What age should you be before considering blepharoplasty ?

Lid Problem: It is not the age of the patient but the amount of extra skin or bulging fat that matters. There are those who require a blepharoplasty in late 30's or late 50's. A careful evaluation of the lid contour is crucial. The object is to have a wide awake and refreshed appearance with a natural look. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had a blepharoplasty?

Advice?: What kind of advice do you need? See an eye specialist or your surgeon. If immediately after the surgery you should use ice packs off and on fir the first 3-5 days, use ointment to the incision line 3 times a day, and place ointment in the eye at bedtime. Also yes artificial tears during the day to lubricate the eye's surface. ...Read more

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How safe is blepharoplasty? How likely is it not looking right after?

Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure. You must follow the perioperative instructions of your surgeon. For best results have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Will blepharoplasty improve vision? Is it possible that my vision will improve after blepharoplasty? .

Will blepharoplasty improve vision? Is it possible that my vision will improve after blepharoplasty?

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Visual field yes: You visual acuity, how well you see, should not be changed by eyelid surgery. The exception is some blurriness or improvement due to post operative swelling. Long term, however, your vision should be the same. You visual fields, how large an area you can see, is often improved in the upper and outer directions due to removal of the redundant, visual field obstructing skin. ...Read more

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I'm going to undergo blepharoplasty in a couple months and i wantd to know how long is the recover process?

Upper or lower?: Recovery is generally very quick after upper lid surgery. Sometimes there is virtually no swelling and minimal bruising...I would say 7-10 days to essentially return to normal. Lower lid bleph is a more involved procedure and generally is associated with more bruising and swelling. Recovery is usually 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Is lower lid blepharoplasty a safe procedure? What is the likelyhood of something going wrong and things not looking right afterward?

Generally safe: Lower lid blepharoplasty is almost always a cosmetic procedure not covered by insurance. It will improve the smoothness of the lids. It is very safe. The major risk is too aggressive surgery which can cause the lower lid to incompletely cover the eye leading to exposure and irritation requiring drops. Rarely the coverage is so incomplete that further surgery is needed. Risk is small. ...Read more

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Will my insurance cover blepharoplasty? If my blepharoplasty is caused by a medical problem and/or interferes with my vision, will insurance cover it? .

Will my insurance cover blepharoplasty? If my blepharoplasty is caused by a medical problem and/or interferes with my vision, will insurance cover it?

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Blepharoplasty: If there is a functional issue documented by your eye doctor, your insurance may cover it, depending on your plan. Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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Why is the cost of blepharoplasty so variable? I've seen a variation in cost for blepharoplasty that ranges by thousands of dollars? Why such a difference? .

Several factors: Different surgeons may recommend different procedures. More experienced surgeons tend to charge more and less experienced or less credentialed may compete on the basis of price. You should seek the skills of an credentialed, experience, competent surgeon with whom you can communicate. ...Read more

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Why is the cost of blepharoplasty so variable? I've seen a variation in cost for blepharoplasty that ranges by thousands of dollars? Why such a difference? .

Many reasons: It depends on what is being done technically, how much time is needed, surgeon's skills and experience, facility and anesthesia cost. Each case is personalized and is determined based on all of the above. The cost is not one size fits all. ...Read more

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