Nothing reflects to the outer world how we feel more than our eyes. The eyes are said to be a portal to the soul; they convey our emotions, including happiness, excitement, worry, and fatigue.
Will I have visible scars after blepharoplasty?
Dr. Siegel is careful to place incisions in hidden locations, so they are invisible once healed. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty involves a scar in the natural fold of your upper eyelid that heals to a thin line and is hardly noticeable, even with closed eyes. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves an incision near the lower lash line or within the lower eyelid. An incision inside the eyelid will not show, but even an outward incision will heal nicely with our meticulous surgical techniques.
How can I prevent scarring after eyelid surgery?
Proper care during the healing stages will help you avoid any complications. Follow all aftercare instructions from Dr. Siegel and give yourself time to heal adequately before returning to work, exercise, and the rest of your routine. Our knowledgeable surgeon uses the latest technology to reduce scarring and create impressive results. Taking good care of yourself after surgery is one of the best ways to ensure your recovery is smooth and swift.
How much does blepharoplasty cost?
The cost of blepharoplasty depends on many factors, including:
- The extent of your procedure
- Whether you are having surgery on upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both
- Anesthesia and other fees
Dr. Siegel will help you determine the cost of your unique procedure during your informative, private consultation, though you can generally expect a cost of about $3,000 to $4,000.
Is eyelid surgery covered by insurance?
Insurance companies will typically not cover cosmetic procedures. Eyelid surgery may be covered by your health insurance if the excess, drooping eyelid skin is affecting your vision. Our friendly administrative staff will be happy to help you with any questions regarding insurance or financing.