How long do blepharoplasty results last?
The results of blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) are generally long lasting. It’s not uncommon for the longevity of results to vary slightly between patients, but you can expect the results of upper eyelid surgery to last about 5 to 7 years, and lower eyelid surgery results are essentially permanent.
What is a good age for blepharoplasty?
Eyelid Lift Surgery Can Be Performed at Any Age
Most people who get eyelid surgery are in their 30s or older. But no real age requirement exists for blepharoplasty — it can be safely performed on younger patients. That said, cosmetic surgeons generally recommend waiting until at least age 18.
What is the success rate for blepharoplasty?
Final results are evaluated at one year. However, at two weeks you know you are well on the way to recovery. After three months, most patients have about 90% of their final result.
Does insurance cover blepharoplasty?
In general, insurance companies will cover blepharoplasty or ptosis repair if the eyelids cause a “visually significant” obstruction of the upper visual field that “affects activities of daily living”.
Can eyelid surgery go wrong?
Possible risks of eyelid surgery include: Infection and bleeding. Dry, irritated eyes. Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems.
Will blepharoplasty make me look younger?
An eyelid lift can produce significant results by tightening the skin around the eyes, removing wrinkles or puffiness, and providing a younger appearance.
Who is not a candidate for blepharoplasty?
You may not be a good candidate if: You want to improve crow’s feet or uneven eyes. You have drooping eyebrows. Eyelid surgery can make this worse.
What do you look like right after eyelid surgery?
Your eyelids will probably look puffy after surgery. The incisions will probably look red, too. The swelling and bruising involved with blepharoplasty recovery tend to resemble a black eye. That is all normal.