Hundreds of thousands of people get blepharoplasties (eyelid surgery) for various reasons. But as is the case with any form of surgery, if you decide to join their ranks, you won’t want to make this decision lightly. Is a blepharoplasty right for you? Below are a few things to consider as you make your choice.
What can a Blepharoplasty Accomplish?
A blepharoplastymay be performed for reasons including:
- Improving your appearance
- Improving your vision
- Reducing wrinkles
- Removing excess fat and skin
Is the Procedure Painful?
No! And you don’t even have to go under general anesthesia to have this procedure.
Your surgeon will offer medicine to help you relax. And he’ll numb the area around your eye so you don’t feel a thing!
Are there Any Risks?
Risks are involved with all surgeries. Those involved with this one include:
- Eye damage
It’s possible that you could face other risks, too. Check with your surgeon for details on any risks you may face.
How much does it Cost?
A blepharoplasty typically costs $4,000 to $5,500. This covers the anesthesia, facility fee and the surgeon’s fee.
Does Insurance Cover a Blepharoplasty?
Your insurance may cover a blepharoplasty if your vision is obstructed. Check with your insurer for details on what may or may not be covered.
How Long does it Take?
You may be a busy person. But that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your appearance and/or vision. Eyelid surgery usually takes about two hours to complete.
Afterward, you’ll have stitches for up to a week. But after all is said and done, your eyelids should look normal again soon enough. Expect this to be the case within two weeks, which may not sound all that bad if your surgery is a success.
How Many People have this Procedure?
Plenty of people have had blepharoplasties. In 2013 alone, nearly 150,000 people did so, making it the third most popular type of cosmetic surgery.
Is a Blepharoplasty Right for You?
A blepharoplasty can improve your appearance and vision as well as reduce wrinkles and remove excess fat and skin. However, whether you get one or not is a personal decision. Consider these factors as you decide.
For specific advice, consult a qualified surgeon.