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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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With which kinds of doctors can I get a blepharoplasty ?

Experienced surgeon: Board certified plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists (ent), ophthalmologic surgeons, occuloplastic surgeons all have been trained to do blepharoplasty. Look at their before/after photos. Ask about their training and experience. ...Read more

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Is blepharoplasty an office procedure? Is blepharoplasty done in the surgeon's office, or is it a hospital procedure? .

Office or hospital: Simple upper lid blepharoplasty is commonly performed in the office. More complex procedures may be performed in either the office or outpatient center. Overnight stays are rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Is blepharoplasty done with general anesthesia or local? Do I have to have general anesthesia during blepharoplasty, or is it done with a local? .

Is blepharoplasty done with general anesthesia or local? Do I have to have general anesthesia during blepharoplasty, or is it done with a local?

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Light sedation: Many surgeons like myself have been doing upper and lower lid blepharoplasty under a light oral sedation with local anesthesia. It is the exception that i might use IV sedation for blepharoplasty and never under general. It depends on surgeon preference and experience. ...Read more

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Can blepharoplasty be done at the same time a rhinoplasty? Can I have multiple procedures done at once--such as both rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty? .

Can blepharoplasty be done at the same time a rhinoplasty? Can I have multiple procedures done at once--such as both rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty?

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Certainly: You may have additional or cumulative bruising because bruising of the eyes is common with a rhinoplasty. However, inwouldmdiscuss your desires and goals with your surgeon as well as the feasibility of combining the two. ...Read more

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Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye? .

Could a blepharoplasty cause pink eye? Is it possible for a blepharoplasty to cause someone to get an infection like pink eye?

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Blepharoplasty: "Pink eye" is an infection in the eye. Blepharoplasty does not cause this. Surgery is performed under sterile technique. Infection from blepharoplasty is extremely rare. ...Read more

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I am interested in getting a lower lid blepharoplasty andfat transposition done. What are the costs generally?What is the healing and bruising time?

I am interested in getting a lower lid blepharoplasty andfat transposition done. What are the costs generally?What is the healing and bruising time?

Good operation..: Hard to explain in a short answer but this procedure is used to improve the blending of the lower eyelid/cheek junction and fill the hollow (tear trough) that develops below the eyelids with aging and descent of the cheek soft tissues. Can be thought of as a hybrid between midface lift and bleph alone. Costs vary: about $5, 000 where i am. Healing and bruising time about 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Will blepharoplasty get rid of the wrinkles around my eyes? I have crow's feet wrinkles around my eyes. Will blepharoplasty get rid of them, or just the ones on my eyelids? .

Will blepharoplasty get rid of the wrinkles around my eyes? I have crow's feet wrinkles around my eyes. Will blepharoplasty get rid of them, or just the ones on my eyelids?

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The : The excess skin in the upper and lower lids can be addressed with blepharoplasty. But if you are attempting to get rid of crows feet wrinkles you will be able to soften these with Botox or fillers or both. There are also some chemical peels and deeper laser treatments that can help soften the appearance of crows feet and fine lines. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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