Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) (cont.)
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?
- Why is eyelid surgery performed?
- Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
- How does one prepare for eyelid surgery?
- how long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?
- What are the potential risks and complications of eyelid surgery?
- How much does eyelid surgery cost? Does insurance cover the cost?
- Find a local Plastic Surgeon in your town
What are the potential risks and complications of eyelid surgery?
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications of blepharoplasty. These risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, inability to close the eyes, dry eye, abnormal eyelid position, double vision, and loss of vision.
How much does eyelid surgery cost? Does insurance cover the cost?
The cost of eyelid surgery depends on the type and complexity of the procedure performed.
Insurance carriers will only cover upper eyelid surgery if the patient has obstruction of vision that is documented during an examination, thereby meeting the requirements for a medically-indicated blepharoplasty.
Last Editorial Review: 10/4/2013
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