Will eyelid surgery fix my vision?
If droopy eyelids are obscuring your vision, then blepharoplasty can definitely help you to see better. If you are experiencing any vision loss unrelated to this cosmetic issue, then it’s important to see an eye doctor right away.
Is the procedure covered by health insurance?
When surgeries are performed for the cosmetic benefit of the patient, they are not covered by insurance companies. However, if your procedure is deemed medically necessary, partial costs of blepharoplasty may be compensated. We will go over the options with you and help you to fill out the paperwork during your private consultation.
Will there be scarring?
The eyelids heal faster than almost any other area of the body, thanks to their thin skin. Incisions can be nicely hidden within the upper creases of the eyelids, or within the lower lash lines. Only someone who was actually looking for your scars would be able to locate them.
How can I tell if I need an upper eyelid lift or a brow lift?
An eyelid lift only concerns the actual eyelids that are drooping down, causing a negative-looking facial expression. If hooding is present beyond the corners of the eyelids, then a brow lift may be prudent. If when you push your brows up, your eyelids look “normal”, then it may be clear you need a brow lift and not blepharoplasty. The best way to tell for sure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee.
Can I undergo other cosmetic procedures at the same time as my blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty surgery will add about one hour to other treatments such as a facelift, brow lift, rhinoplasty or neck liposuction, and minimal additional risks, so most patients and doctors consider it a great idea to combine procedures. Dr. Lee can create a customized surgical plan to address all your facial contouring concerns at once, minimizing costs and recovery time.