Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, limitation of the peripheral vision may be caused by excessive upper eyelid skin and at itmes a drooping lateral brow or drooping of the eyelids (ptosis). Blepharoplasty with correction of ptosis and/or lateral brow position will help with improvement of side vision.
At the time of the suture removal, discuss with Dr. Jovkar when you can
resume contact lens wear in your specific situation.
Generally the discomfort is well tolerated by most patients. Post-operatively, the discomfort is well controlled with Tylenol or at times mild narcotic pain medication. Extreme pain is rare and must be reported to Dr. Jovkar immediately.
Generally, these areas may require further treatment with Botox or laser resurfacing.
In the initial few post-operative days, your eyelids my not close completely due to tissue tightness and swelling. During this time, it is best to apply eye lubricants and protect your eyes against wind or brightness exposure by wearing protective sunglasses.
Generally, medical insurance will not cover the costs of blepharoplasty unless there is documented impairment of peripheral (side) vision or central vision. Our medical staff will discuss the coverage in your specific situation after Dr. Jovkar have determined that you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
Eyelid surgery may actually need to be combined with a combination of Botox, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing for the most optimal outcome.
Dr. Jovkar has been using the radiosurgery for eyelid and facial surgery. Radiosurgery is superior since it causes much less collateral damage. There is therefore less post-operative swelling and faster healing.