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East Asian Blepharoplasty
Can Asian eyelid surgery help me if I do have a crease, but my eyes are hooded? From what i've read, i think my problem is too much fat in my eyelids? Does Asian eyelid surgery help with that, or do I need regular blepharoplasty?
How do I pick a surgeon for Asian eyelid surgery? Should i focus only on surgeons who specialize in Asian eyelid surgery? Or is it similar enough to regular blepharoplasty that i can use someone who specializes in that but not necessarily Asian eyes?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my insurance cover blepharoplasty? If my blepharoplasty is caused by a medical problem and/or interferes with my vision, will insurance cover it?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If I am only 30, will insurance cover my blepharoplasty? I am only 30 but i feel like my heavy lids affect my vision. Will insurance turn me down for this procedure because of my age?
How do I avoid ending up with that overly surprised look from a blepharoplasty? How can I be assured that i won't look like one of those stretched, permanently surprised looking people after my blepharoplasty?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers