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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.
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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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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.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Virtual visits will be performed through video conference call using HIPPA compliant website
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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