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Eyelid Lift: Risks of Blepharoplasty

Sunday, 27 April 2014 09:20 PM

Blepharoplasty is a surgery that is conducted when patients want to get an eyelid lift. This is done in order to restructure any deformities that have occurred in the eyelid. In fact, blepharoplasty is another nomenclature for eyelid lift.

Cost of Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a surgery that is a little steep when it comes to cost. Since this is plastic surgery, the costs of this surgery are high. The average cost of this surgery is about $3,000, although this cost can vary. The cost of an eyelid lift depends on various factors. The total cost of blepharoplasty will include the following:
  • Fees of the surgeon
  • Cost of the hospital facility
  • Cost for anesthesia
  • Medication prescriptions and medical tests
The cost of blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is usually not covered by insurance. You can review your policy carefully to check whether the insurance will cover any cost of the surgery.
Risks of an eyelid lift

Like any other surgery, blepharoplasty does have certain risks. The surgeon performing the surgery should ensure that the patient is informed of the risks that may arise during or after the surgery. One of the major risks of blepharoplasty includes the patient not being able to close his or her upper eyelid after the performance of the surgery. This risk can occur if too much of skin has been taken.
Another risk is that of having dry eyes. If a patient already has dry eyes, then an eyelid lift can make his or her eyes even dryer. If an experienced surgeon is conducting the blepharoplasty, the risks of permanent blindness and double vision are highly rare. In order to avoid these risks, it is best if you interview a few surgeons before choosing the right one. Do not opt for a surgeon based on costs because sometimes where there is lower cost, the risks are higher.
An eyelid lift should not be taken for granted and patients should meet with a few other patients who have already undergone a blepharoplasty.
These are the risks of an eyelid lift that patients should keep in mind before deciding if they want to go through with the surgery. An eyelid lift is also said to be a very effective surgery that is extremely safe. In order to cover your bases, consult doctors and other patients who have gotten the surgery and then make your decision.

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Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is conducted for those who are looking to get an eyelid lift. The cost of this surgery varies and depends on various factors. Usually there are hardly any risks that can be associated with a blepharoplasty, but in some cases, there are risks that individuals face.
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