What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is a procedure performed to restore a more youthful, refreshed, and awake appearance to the eyes. It can also help improve vision by removing obstructions in the line of sight caused by droopy upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery may be performed for both functional and aesthetic reasons.
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Most eyelid surgery patients are 35 to 65 years of age. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you are in good general health and have:
- Excess loose skin hiding the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Bags or dark circles under the eyes
- Hooded or puffy upper eyelids that make you appear tired or sad
- Fine, “crepey” wrinkles in the lower lids
- Loose upper eyelid skin that hangs down and impairs vision
Why choose Dr. Ardesh?
- Dr. Ardesh is a true expert in the field of facial plastic surgery.
- He was educated at several highly acclaimed institutions and served as a college professor in several departments, including head and neck surgery at Loma Linda University.
- At Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, our practice is focused exclusively on procedures of the face.
What is recovery like after eyelid surgery?
In most cases, you can expect to return to work within one week of eyelid surgery. You can expect some swelling and bruising of the eyelids, which typically subsides within 10 days.
Cold compresses and elevating the head while you are sleeping can help speed the healing process. Your sutures will be removed within seven to nine days after surgery.
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Eyelid Surgery FAQ
Is eyelid surgery covered by health insurance?
Typically, health insurance companies will not cover cosmetic procedures. However, if you are undergoing eyelid surgery for medical reasons, the treatment may be covered. If your upper eyelids droop enough to interfere with your vision, and this is confirmed with a vision test, your health insurance may cover the surgery.+
How soon will I be presentable after eyelid surgery?
After eyelid surgery, you can expect to have some bruising and swelling of the eyelids for approximately ten days. However, cold compresses and head elevation can help reduce swelling and bruising can be hidden with makeup.+
Can I have eyelid surgery after LASIK or PRK?
Yes. LASIK and PRK are laser surgeries performed to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (blurred vision caused by irregularities in the surface of the eye). People who no longer need glasses after these laser eye surgeries often notice cosmetic issues with the eyelids that can be corrected with blepharoplasty.+