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Costs for this procedure vary, depending on the doctor, the location, and the difficulty of the specific case. Please call our offices at (310) 575-1500 or (661) 575-0800 for an exact quote. Our prices are very competetive and you can be sure that you're getting a highly qualified surgeon in Dr. Cheski.
When overhanging of the upper lids interferes with vision, the procedure may be covered by insurance. This condition can be determined by Dr. Cheski with the insurance guidelines.
As we age, our eyelids undergo undesirable changes, making us look tired and older. Many factors, such as heredity and sun damage, accelerate these changes. Many younger patients will also complain of puffiness of the eyes which can also result from congenital changes leading to excess fatty tissue. Fat deposits, commonly called "bags", and loose skin of the upper and lower eyelids, can be removed by your cosmetic surgeon in a procedure called blepharoplasty, or "eyelift".
How is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids separately or both at the same time. The upper eyelid incision is made in the natural skin fold. The lower eyelid incision may be made directly under the eyelash line or on the inside of the lower lid. The excess skin and fatty tissue is removed and the incisions are carefully closed. The external incisions blend in beautifully and are virtually unnoticeable after a short time.
Blepharoplasty is commonly combined with a face or forehead lift as part of an overall facial rejuvenation procedure. It can also be combined with chemical peeling to further enhance the results. Usually, a cosmetic surgeon will recommend the peel as a separate procedure, although it can be combined in certain situations.
Will I need to stay in a hospital?
This surgical procedure can be performed on an out patient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite under either general or local anesthesia, depending on the surgeon and patient's preferences.
Is the surgery painful?
Usually this type of surgery is done as an outpatient and local anesthesia is administered. Depending on your needs, you may find that additional anesthesia would keep you comfortable.
What AreThe Risks?
There are risks in any surgical procedure. The degree of improvement varies from patient to patient. You should discuss all the benefits and risks with your cosmetic surgeon.
How Will I Look?
Some swelling and bruising can be expected. The swelling will usually begin to subside within several days, while bruising may take several weeks to completely fade. Make up can be used within a few days of surgery to cover any discoloration. Sutures are usually removed a few days after surgery. This operation is easily tolerated by the patient. There may be mild discomfort after surgery which can be easily controlled by medications prescribed by your doctor.
This information is only intended as an introduction to this procedure. It should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed and should not be construed to guarantee the result.
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