How much is blepharoplasty cost?
Blepharoplasty cost (eyelid surgery) vary depending on the area: lower eyelids , upper eyelids or both. Lower blepharoplasty may charged highter than upper eyelid surgery , because in upper eyelid surgery all needs to be done is skin removal and sometimes fat removal. On the other hand, lower blepharoplasty has different approaches and may need General Anesthesia which charge higher prices. A thorough examination is necessary to provide an accurate price estimation because every patient is significantly different.
What is eyelid blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is defined as excision of excessive eyelid skin, with or without orbital fat, for either functional or cosmetic indications. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty may be performed in a traditional fashion, using scalpel, or may be modified with radiosurgery incisional techniques or laser incisional techniques. laser blepharoplasty is not much different from “scalpel” blepharoplasty, other than using the laser as a scalpel. The laser can be used to make the transconjunctival incision or to make the lower eyelid incision. With the laser incisions there is initially less swelling and bruising, but by the second to third day, the healing, swelling and bruising is the same as scalpel incisions.
What is functional blepharoplasty?
A functional blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery performed for medical reasons. For example, visual impairment due to sagging skin in upper eyelids or skin irritation from excess folds of skin rubbing together consider as functional blepharoplasty.
Who are best candidates for blepharoplasty?
To be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, prospective patients should meet a few criteria. First, patients should be in good health before undergoing the procedure. It’s also important for patients to inform any history of thyroid diseases,dry eye syndrome, diabetes or smoking beforehand. Smokers are at increased risk of surgical complications because they heal more slowly. It is recommended to quit smoking for at least several weeks prior to a procedure.
What is blepharoplasty post operative care?
Following blepharoplasty procedure, a topical antibiotic ointment will be applied. Avoiding strenuous physical activities is recommended for at least one week .During 48 hours after operation, head elevation with at least 2 pillows prevents edema and bruising. patients should apply cold packs each hour , for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time. The ice should reduce the swelling and keep bruising to a minimum. After 48 hours, warm compresses should be applied to promote faster healing. For best results patients should stop smoking at least 6 weeks prior and keep from smoking for 6 weeks after. Also, patients should avoid drinking alcohol for at least two weeks after their eyelid surgery