Blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift, eyelift, and eyelid surgery is a common cosmetic procedure. It is a procedure that comes with potential complications and significant risks. Before having this type of cosmetic surgery, you should get a second opinion about your options.
Blepharoplasty may involve removing fat, muscle, and excess skin. As people age, their eyelids tend to stretch. Additionally, the muscles supporting their eyelids weaken over time. So, excess fat may collect below and above their eyelids. This may lead to the development of bags under their eyes, droopy upper lids, and sagging eyebrows.
In addition to making people look older, sagging skin around the eyes can affect their side vision. This procedure can eliminate or reduce such vision problems. It can make your eyes appear more alert and younger. To determine whether this type of cosmetic procedure is right for you, you need to understand what it involves and have realistic expectations. You also need to explore the pros and cons of undergoing eyelid surgery.
This is a form of cosmetic procedure performed on the upper and lower eyelids. It aims to reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids and remove excess skin from the upper ones. It is also one of the most effective ways to improve sight in older individuals whose eyelids interfere with their vision.
If you consider having an eyelift, you need to understand that it will not get rid of crow’s feet, circles under your eyes, or other types of facial wrinkles. This is why many people choose to undergo this surgery along with other procedures such as forehead lifts, filler injections, and laser resurfacing.
If you plan to undergo both of these procedures together, nothing stops you from doing so. Many cosmetic surgeons recommend having them at the same time. You need to understand that the postoperative recovery is the same for both procedures. This includes antibiotic ointment, icing, and activity restrictions.
Also, scheduling them together will help you save money on the overall cost of the procedure. You should consider facility fees, surgeon fees, and decreased anesthesia in your computation. Furthermore, if you are a busy professional, having both procedures done simultaneously will save you time in the recovery period.
The cost of an eyelift can vary from one patient to another. However, you will likely discuss it during your initial consultation. You will pay the cosmetic surgeon’s fee plus the costs for anesthesia, operating room, and any prescriptions or tests you need.
Most health insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. However, if the purpose of the surgery is for a medical reason, some insurance companies will cover it, as long as a vision test confirms that. Before you undergo the procedure, therefore, you need to determine whether your health insurer will cover the cost or find out how much you will need to pay.
To learn more about the benefits of scheduling upper eyelid and lower eyelid blepharoplasty together, visit Kenneth Bermudez, MD, at our office in San Francisco, California. You can also call 415-712-1800 to schedule an appointment today.