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Dr. Barry Press
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Eyelid Surgery (Overview)

Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for congenital or acquired abnormalities.


Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Does it hurt to have eyelid surgery?

Does it hurt to have eyelid surgery?

Little if any pain : But expect lots of swelling and bruising on the outside that can last a good week. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Eyelid Surgery (Overview)

Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for congenital or acquired abnormalities.


Dr. Tito Vasquez
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
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Is eyelid surgery worth the trouble?

Is eyelid surgery worth the trouble?

Depends on you: Worth is dependent on the value this particular procedure has to you. The price is dependent upon the complexity and time it takes to complete the procedure, anesthesia, and the facility fee. It involves a certain amount of staff, consumed items, and the maintenance of equipment. It also involves the training and experience of that surgeon. Only you can decide if that is worth it to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. Samuel Sohn
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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What is the definition or description of: eyelid surgery?

What is the definition or description of: eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty: Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for congenital or acquired abnormalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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What is it like to have eyelid surgery?

What is it like to have eyelid surgery?

Simple: When performed for the correct reasons by a qualified doctor the procedure is very straight forward. The upper eyelids usually respond well to the removal of excess skin, and sometimes a little fat. The lower eyes - visa versa. I perform the procedure under local with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on my patients preference. Bruising lasts a week or so, and there is usually little pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
18 years in practice
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Is eyelid surgery safe?

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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Dr. Norman Pastorek
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
51 years in practice
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Around how much is eyelid surgery going to cost?

$2000-$4000: Approx. $2000-$4000 depending on the extent of the problem. Such as, does the problem involve the upper lids or the lower lids or both. Also, some lower lids require additional tightening procedures. A facial plastic surgeon, a plastic surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon can give the answer at consultation. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Tom Pousti
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
2015 years in practice
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Is it okay to snorkel after eyelid surgery?

Yes: After you have fully recovered, you will likely be able to return to all activities without difficulty. Your plastic surgeon will guide you as to when it is okay to resume activities. Best wishes. ...Read more

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