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Questions About Blepharoplasty

Questions About Blepharoplasty

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

What can I expect during blepharoplasty healing?

In the days following the eyelid lift, your eyes will be sensitive and may tear, burn, or itch. Swelling can occur but will subside gradually. Light sensitivity is normal, as is temporarily blurred or double vision. We have medications including eyedrops that can soothe irritated eyes. If these side effects persist, please be sure to contact Dr. Kim.

The majority of our eyelid lift patients are back to work in a week to 10 days and usually resume strenuous physical activities such as sports and intense exercise at around three weeks.

What can I do to help my eyes heal after surgery?

You can follow Dr. Kim’s instructions closely to ensure proper healing and a quick recovery. Be sure to take any prescribed medication, in most cases an antibiotic and pain management regimen. Wash your eyes only as instructed and use eyedrops and cold compresses to minimize swelling and encourage healthy blood flow. Dr. Kim will ask you to keep your head elevated for a certain amount of time per day, and avoid make-up, alcohol, and television for several days following surgery. Also, cover your eyes with sunglasses when outdoors and use sunblock once Dr. Kim gives you the go ahead.

Can I achieve the results I want with a nonsurgical treatment instead of an eyelid lift?

There are nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments that can produce impressive results, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers. However, nonsurgical options are only complementary to an eyelid lift procedure–they cannot address the sagging of your eyelids.

What other procedures might be necessary to get the best results?

Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Kim may recommend a brow or forehead lift either in addition to or instead of your blepharoplasty. This is because a sagging brow can contribute to the appearance of sagging eyelids. In addition, BOTOX® Cosmetic might be recommended to help with crow’s feet. Your perfect procedure will also depend on the signs of aging currently present in your eye area.

Why should I choose Dr. Kim to perform my blepharoplasty?

Dr. Eugene Kim is an accomplished, experienced Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon with a wide range of skills and capabilities. He has helped countless men and women achieve amazing results through state-of-the-art plastic surgery, and he is very consistent in his outcomes. Dr. Kim is also a very kind, personable surgeon who believes that every patient deserves his undivided attention and straightforward communication.

Do you offer payment plans for eyelid surgery?

Yes. In fact, Dr. Kim offers affordable financing to help patients defer the cost of the procedure and pay for their services over time. We have several different options available to make sure your cosmetic surgery of choice can fit comfortably into your monthly budget. Choose your down payment and length of financing with very reasonable interest rates. Read more about our financing options.

Discover how the eyelid lift procedure can take years off your age by reducing wrinkling and other signs of aging. Blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim offers personal consultations to learn more about our services and find out how they can benefit you. Please contact our Los Angeles cosmetic surgery team today to schedule your visit.