Blepharoplasty is a common surgery conducted by Dr. Carlson for the removal of excess loose skin on the upper lid and for the removal of fat and excess skin on the lower lid. This is typically done on the upper eyelid when skin droops and begins to interfere with peripheral vision. Dr. Carlson can perform an evaluation and testing to help determine if your insurance may cover the procedure.
Dr. Carlson can also perform blepharoplasty on the lower eyelid using a transconjunctival method to remove excess skin and fat. This procedure is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance.
Blepharoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure done under sedation with local anesthesia at the Phillips Eye Institute or Ridges Surgery Center. The redundant skin, muscle, and fat are removed from the upper or lower lid of each eye. Sutures are placed and antibiotic ointment is applied. We conduct postoperative visits to ensure that your eyelids heal properly.
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