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Does it hurt as the stitches are taken out after blepharoplasty?

Does it hurt as the stitches are taken out after blepharoplasty?

No: Most communly the stiching is a running type and so very easy to remove. Magority of patient are surprised as how painless it is. Some squimish patients, might feel a pinch but nothing intolerable. ...Read more

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Does it hurt when the stitches are taken after blepharoplasty?

Does it hurt when the stitches are taken after blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery: Dear sgtron6,
no it does not hurt. We have gentle hands as a plastic surgeon, and it is very tolerable.
Best regards,
nima shemirani. ...Read more

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Are stitches used in blepharoplasty? Does the surgeon actually put stitches in the eyelids during blepharoplasty, or are the incisions closed some other way? .

Are stitches used in blepharoplasty? Does the surgeon actually put stitches in the eyelids during blepharoplasty, or are the incisions closed some other way? .

Yes: Some type of suture is usually used during blepharoplasty surgery. Some surgeons prefer the use of absorbable sutures; some prefer the use of non-absorbable sutures. ...Read more

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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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How much does a blepharoplasty surgery cost?

It depends: The price depends on the surgeon. Most surgeons advise choosing someone with experience and good technical skills. ...Read more

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Is the droopy lid blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Depends on issue: If the lid itself is drooping, that is called lid ptosis, (droop). If the lid is not drooping, but 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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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 it possible to correct a blepharoplasty with too much skin removed?

Is it possible to correct a blepharoplasty with too much skin removed?

Yes: It can require a skin flap or graft, which may or may not have a good cosmetic result. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix a blepharoplasty where too much skin was removed?

Yes..: ...But it's not easy. Sometimes a skin graft is required, if its the upper eyelid that's involved. Sometimes a cheeklift or canthopexy can help if it's the lower eyelid that's involved. Seek out an expert in this specialized area. ...Read more

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Difference between trancutaneous versus transconjunctival blepharoplasty?

Lower lid surgery: Can be performed through a skin incision just below the eyelashes (transcutaneous) or through the inner surface of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival.) the latter leaves no visible scar. The former leaves a scar that becomes imperceptible after healing. There are other advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. ...Read more

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Is it possible to correct a blepharoplasty in which too much skin was removed?

Yes, but: It's not easy. Depends if the upper or lower lid was affected. Options for the lower lid include a canthopexy or cheek lift. The upper lid may need a full thickness skin graft, if the skin shortage is severe. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem? .

Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem? .

Lower: Lower eyelid blepharoplasty definitely improves the appearance of under eye bags. Different approaches are used for this operation. In patients needing treatment of both excessive loose skin and full under eye bags, an incision is made beneath the eye lashes and excessive skin and fat are both removed. In patients who only need the under eye bags and fullness treated and don't have skin excess, an incision may be made inside the eyelid to reduce the under eye fat and not leave external scars. Very puffy, fluid filled under eye bags called "festoons" may occur in older patients, and these are much more difficult to treat than typical under eye bags. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem? .

Does blepharoplasty fix undereye bags? I have major undereye bags. Is blepharoplasty a good fix for this problem? .

Eye bags: Yes, blepharoplasty can correct lower eyelid bags and make the transition between your eyelids and cheeks smoother. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/eyelid-surgery/lower-eyelid-lift-beverly-hills. Html. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is Blepharoplasty? How high are the chances of noticeable scarring, deformities and other risks?

How safe and effective is Blepharoplasty? How high are the chances of noticeable scarring, deformities and other risks?

Depends!: As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. How extensive a repair matters, as does the skill of the surgeon, your health, & your willingness to follow aftercare instructions. If done by an experienced surgeon, excellent results are possible with minimal scarring which improves over time. Get a couple of opinions and look at photos of past cases the doc has done. Ask a lot of questions 1st! ...Read more

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How long does blepharoplasty surgery (upper lids only) usually take? How long is recovery? When do results become apparent?

How long does blepharoplasty surgery (upper lids only) usually take? How long is recovery? When do results become apparent?

Blepharospasm: The duration of the surgery depends on what procedures will be performed and who is performing them. You should be sociable after a week if you follow your surgeon' s postop instructions. Have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in eyelid procedures. ...Read more

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Does blepharoplasty change the shape or placement of the eyebrows? How will the shape and/or placement of my eyebrows change with blepharoplasty? .

Not usually but can: In most instances an upper lid blepharoplasty will not change the shape of your eyebrow. On occasion a person with marked upper eyelid skin who undergoes an upper lid blepharoplasty may experience very subtle pulling downwards of the brow. This can be treated with a transblepharoplasty brow pexy in which the eyebrow is secured in place or slightly elevated through the blepharoplasty incision. ...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?

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.
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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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How long does blepharoplasty take? How long does the procedure for blepharoplasty take? .

Depends: Depends on the surgeon and the complexity, but generally 1-1.5 hours for all 4 evelids. ...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? .

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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What are the possible complications of blepharoplasty? What possible complications should I be prepared for after blepharoplasty? .

Potentially: Potential complications can be infection, bleeding, asymmetry, skin cysts along the incision, poor healing and retractions. ...Read more