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Doctor insights on: Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

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Difference between trancutaneous versus transconjunctival blepharoplasty?

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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Does blepharoplasty change shape of eyebrow?

Does blepharoplasty change shape of eyebrow?

No: Blepharoplasty, if done properly, should open up the visibility of the eyelid. If too much skin is removed, it can pull down on the eyebrow to a small degree. Otherwise, your brow shape should not change. ...Read more

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How much does a blepharoplasty surgery cost?

How much does a blepharoplasty surgery cost?

$4800-$6000: Thank you for your interest in eyelid surgery. Your eyes are the window to your soul. How your eyes appear influences your overall facial expression. The total cost for upper or lower eyelid surgery ranges from $3000 to $4000 and for both upper and lower eyelids ranges from $4800 to $6000. Sincerely, dr. Koch. ...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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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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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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During a blepharoplasty if too much skin is removed from eyebrow can this be corrected?

Usually Yes.: Yes, if too much skin is removed during blepharoplasty surgery, revisionary surgery is possible. Of course, best to avoid the complication in the first place. ...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?

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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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