I live in NY Harrison, I am 50 years old and I am willing to perform an upper and lower eyelid surgery. I am a type 2 diabetes but controlled and I need to know if there is any risk or defect or scars after surgery. What is the cost ?
Doing upper and Lower eyelid surgery can be done together as long as your Diabetes is controlled (as this is key to healing well) and you are Medically cleared by your Primary Care Physician for surgery. Please be aware that doing the surgery will give you at least 2 weeks of “social downtime” due to swelling and bruising. Incisions are made strategically at on the crease of the upper eyelid and at the level of the lash line for the lower eyelid and is concealed very well.
Please call 516-498-9790 to get more details for pricing.
If your diabetes is in control, there should be no reason you could not have your eyes done. This is one of the most common surgeries I do, scarring is minimal and ususally disappears quickly. Recovery is rapid and you can cover any bruising with some makeup. Costs vary – each surgeon has their own charges. We offer a complimentary consultation where the surgery and costs will all be discussed in detail and photos of other patients will be shown. Results last a long time — often 15- 20 years and sometimes even longer.
Thank you for your question. 50 is a great age to have the surgery performed provided you have no medical contraindications. With respect to your diabetes, this determination must be made during the consultation and in discussion with your internist. Remember, this is elective surgery.
During our consultation, all fees will be discussed in more detail as well as all the procedures involved. Please call us to discuss further.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Dr. Douglas M. Monasebian
Park Avenue Plastic Surgery
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Yes, it is certainly feasible for you to have upper and lower eyelid surgery — and you are at a perfect age to do so. Surgery on the upper eyelids will remove any overhanging skin and any lateral hooding. The resulting scar is negligible. Lower eyelid surgery may be performed through an incision just inside the lower eyelid (so that it is completely hidden) to remove any fat bags. However, if there is extra skin present as well, it would require an incision immediately below the eyelashes. This scar also heals exquisitely well.
Assuming your diabetes is controlled and your pre-op eye exam (by an eye doctor) is OK, you should be able to have successful surgery. It usually takes about 2 hrs for the procedure and can be done on an out-patient basis in my ambulatory surgical suite in Manhattan. Healing is quick — stitches are removed in five days or less. Best of all, there is virtually no pain after this procedure — just a feeling of swelling and tightness.
Finally, this is one of the longest lasting procedures that we plastic surgeons perform. It should last at least 15 years or longer — and once the fat bags are removed, they are gone forever.
Best to see me for a consultation to discuss further.
Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City
(212) 570 6080
If your skin heals well after a scrape or cut and you do not have any blood vessel disease from your diabetes you should be able to have upper and lower Blepharoplasty. There will be scars on the upper eyelid but they heal very well and are usually only seen when the eyes are closed. Often the lower Blepharoplasty can be done through an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is a delicate procedure which requires an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Please consult an expert in eyelid surgery. Cost can range from $5000 to 10,000 depending on the experience and reputation of the surgeon. For more information please see:
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