Frequently Asked Eyelid Surgery Questions
As with most surgeries involving incisions, light scarring will occur. However, the incision areas are very small and are placed in the eye’s natural creases, so they will not be seen. As time goes by, the scarring should minimize and the color should fade. Dr. Huynh will show you exactly where the incisions will be placed, and you’ll have the opportunity to see blepharoplasty patients who are completely healed.
The results of your eyelid lift will vary depending on your lifestyle factors, skin quality, and other individual factors. However, you will definitely be able to maintain a younger-looking eye area for many years, and you don’t have to worry about excess fat returning the eye area since it does not regrow. There is also a slim chance of sagging eyelids interfering with your vision in the future as there is less eyelid skin overall after surgery.
You may be eligible for partial or full coverage of the cost of blepharoplasty, depending on your policy and the company’s stipulations for cosmetic surgery. In many cases, blepharoplasty may be covered if it is performed for functional purposes – meaning that if sagging eyelids are interfering with your vision, the surgery becomes necessary instead of elective. Our financial counselor will be happy to communicate with your insurance provider to find out if you are eligible for coverage. Schedule a free consultation today for your thorough blepharoplasty evaluation.
Each patient will experience a different recovery timetable, but you should be prepared for a certain amount of bruising and swelling that can last from 4 – 8 weeks. Most of our eyelid surgery patients are able to return to work at or before the two-week mark.
Learn more about the benefits of blepharoplasty and find out if you are a good eyelid surgery candidate. If you are in San Diego, La Jolla, Mira Mesa, or Scripps Ranch, call or email Advanced Eye & Laser Center of California, Inc., today for your free consultation with Dr. Huynh and his experienced eye care team.