Eyelid surgery, which is medically known as blepharoplasty, is an excellent way for San Diego patients to restore the youthful look of their eyes. Under the care of Dr. Kaweski, you can look younger and more refreshed by eliminating sagging and drooping eyelids.
What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
For many patients in the San Diego area, eyelid surgery can be life-changing. Not only can it improve your appearance and help you look years younger, but it can also restore vision impairments.
For those with particularly droopy upper eyelids, the skin may hang down so far that it covers up the pupil, preventing you from seeing clearly. Eyelid surgery can remove this skin and restore a your full range of vision.
Other benefits of eyelid surgery include:
- A more youthful and refreshed appearance, including looking more awake.
- Reduction of bagginess and excess fat around the eyes.
- Little chances of scarring after the procedure thanks to clever incision placement.
- Fast recovery because of the minimal use of incisions.
- No need for general anesthetic, which saves money and reduces the chance of complications.
- Long-lasting results that can keep a person looking younger for years to come.
Who Is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Many people in the San Diego area are candidates for eyelid surgery. As long as you are in relatively good health and can tolerate anesthesia, you should be medically cleared for the treatment. Good candidates for surgery are those who want to correct:
- A loss of the upper eyelid’s natural crease.
- Sagging skin that interferes with the shape of the upper eyelid and droops into the line of sight.
- Pouches of fat in the lower and upper lids that make the eyes look tired.
- Wrinkles and fine lines around the eye that make a person look old or haggard.
- Lower eyelids that droop so much the white of the eye is exposed.
To know for sure if you are a candidate, please schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Kaweski. During the consultation, she can perform a physical exam, talk with you about your goals, and make personalized treatment recommendations to help you achieve those goals.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Exactly how much eyelid surgery will cost varies on a number of factors. For example, if you require an in-depth procedure, the surgery may cost more than someone who just needs a little touch-up. Prices also vary depending on whether the patient desires treatment on their lower lid, upper lid, or both.
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Dr. Kaweski accepts credit cards and also offers a number of financing options for her San Diego patients. You can learn more about the financial options we offer here.
What Is the Recovery With Eyelid Surgery?
Recovering from eyelid surgery is not as harrowing as other procedures because of the minimal incisions and lack of general anesthesia. You will be able to return to your homes the same day of the surgery, where you’ll need to rest and relax. While you’re resting, you should apply ice packs to your eyes about once an hour to reduce swelling and tenderness. Other side effects you may experience directly afterward include:
- Blurry or double vision.
- Watery eyes.
- Numb or swollen eyelids.
- Sensitivity to light.
- Swelling and bruising.
In the days following the surgery, you’ll want to keep applying ice packs every so often, as well as gently clean the eyelids and apply any prescribed ointments or drops to keep them moisturized and reduce the risk of infection. Keeping your head elevated is also important to reduce swelling. You’ll also need to avoid rubbing your eyes or smoking for some time after the surgery.
While you can get up and walk around the next day, you’ll need to avoid strenuous physical activity for at least a week and avoid bending over. You will also be unable to wear contact lenses for at least two weeks.
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
How Long Do Eyelid Surgery Results Last?
The results of eyelid surgery are permanent and will keep your eyes from looking better than they would have if they never had surgery. With that in mind, the aging process will still occur, meaning you may find that your eyelids start drooping again in a few years. However, this can often be treated with other cosmetic touchup procedures.
Will Eyelid Surgery Be Painful?
The procedure itself will not be painful, as Dr. Kaweski will ensure that you are properly numbed before making any incisions. That being said, it’s inevitable that you will experience some discomfort afterward. Luckily, much of this can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs.
Can You Just Do Eyelid Surgery on One Eye?
In some cases, patients have just one eyelid that’s droopy or saggy. Even in cases like this, Dr. Kaweski may still recommend performing eyelid surgery on both eyes. This way, it’s much easier to match the appearance of the eyelids and keep them looking symmetrical.
Does Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?
For most San Diego patients seeking eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, insurance companies won’t foot the bill. However, if you are getting eyelid surgery to correct vision impairment, there’s a good chance insurance will pay for the procedure. If patients are interested, they should get in contact with their insurance company to learn more.
Eyelid Surgery Before/After Photos
Before committing to eyelid surgery, it helps to know exactly what the results might look like. By browsing before and after pictures of Dr. Kaweski’s San Diego patients, interested parties can see just how brilliant she is at turning back the hands of time.
Click here to see Dr. Kaweski’s amazing eyelid surgery photos.