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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Eyelid Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is eye lid surgery safe?

Is eye lid surgery safe?

It is safe in the: right hands. Get 1st and 2nd opinions to see how different eye surgeons do the operation and post care. Oculoplastic surgeons are trained to do lid surgery, and finish fellowships in this post residency for 2 years. So, they have the best handle of what can happen, or go wrong, and advise you what is best in your unique situation. Listen carefully to the post care, follow up! ...Read more

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Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Can surgery fix a drooping eyelid?

Yes: There are a variety of surgeries that can fix a droopy lid which is referred to as ptosis. The best procedure to repair the ptosis depends on what causes the problem. Usually the causes are due to excessive skin or abnormal muscle function or muscle slippage. ...Read more

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Can Asian double eyelid surgery hurt?

Can Asian double eyelid surgery hurt?

Double eyelid: Most patients do not complain of pain after double eyelid surgery. However, there are many types of procedures available and some may cause more discomfort than others. ...Read more

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How is cosmetic eyelid surgery done?

How is cosmetic eyelid surgery done?

Blepharoplasty: In general, eyelid surgery entails removal of a small amount of skin and fat in the eyelids. The incision in the upper eyelid is placed in a natural crease and blends well. In the lower lid, the incision is hidden just below the lashes. In cases when no skin needs to be removed from the lower lid, the incision can be made inside the lower eyelid. ...Read more

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Will upper blepharoplasty --> ptosis correction of one eye?

Will upper blepharoplasty --> ptosis correction of one eye?

Not exactly: Ptosis of the eyelid is corrected, in most cases, by advancing the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid. It is done through the same type of incision as a blepharoplasty and the two procedures are often combined in older people. In some cases, ptosis is corrected by an incision on the inside of the eyelid, which would not be combined with blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Is the droopy lid blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

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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Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery considered a cosmetic procedure?

Yes: Yes. Lasik is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure by insurances so it not covered by the vast majority of plans. ...Read more

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Is eyelid surgery safe?

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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Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

Can laser eye surgery fix eye floaters?

No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in a different part of your eye called the vitreous and will not be affected by laser eye surgery. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Is lasik eye surgery recommended?

Yes: Lasik eye surgery is recommended for appropriate candidates who wish to decrease their dependance on glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

Ptosis surgery for a drooping eyelid really worth it?

That depends...: On how much it bothers you. It is important to be properly informed of the risks & benefits by your surgeon, so you can make an informed decision. Things to consider: how much does the obstructed vision affect your daily activities (reading, driving, etc.)? Do you maintain a chin up posture to see? Eye fatigue? These can be improved with surgery but there is a risk of dryness, asymmetry &revision. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Is lasik eye surgery safe?

Amost always: Nothing is 100% safe. Not even driving a car or crossing a street. Lasik is one of the safest procedures around but it's unrealistic to think in absolute terms of "safe" vs "unsafe". The patient has to be willing to sign the consent form that discloses everything that can go wrong (very rarely) and be comfortable taking a small chance for a big reward. ...Read more

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What is Asian eyelid surgery?

What is Asian eyelid surgery?

Supratarsal fold: Asian eyelid surgery or asian blepharoplasty is surgery to either create or enhance the appearance of an upper eyelid crease or fold. An upper eyelid crease is present in roughly half of asians (depending on ethnicity) and asian eyelid surgery is directed at creating this look on patients either with low fold or no fold at all. ...Read more

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Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Yes: After you heal completely from your cataract surgery, you can have any other surgery. Be sure to get the clearance from your original cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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What does eye removal (enucleation) surgery cost?

What does eye removal (enucleation) surgery cost?

Cost of enucleation: Ballpark figures here...surgeon fee.$.1000-1200, hospital or surgery center cost..$3000-$4000. Insurance should help since this uncommon procedure is ONLY performed in severe cases of necessity...painful blind eye, eye cancer for example. ...Read more

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Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Is lazy eye surgery painful?

Mild discomfort: With modern eye muscle surgery techniques, the eye discomfort is minimal - you should be feeling better in about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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