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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Blepharoplasty improve visual field?

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.

 

When can I wear contact lenses after blepharoplasty?

At the time of the suture removal, discuss with Dr. Jovkar when you can resume contact lens wear in your specific situation.

Is blepharoplasty painful?

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.

Are wrinkles around the outer eye on the sides ("crows feet") improved by blepharoplasty?

Generally, these areas may require further treatment with Botox or laser resurfacing.

Is it normal for the eyes not to close completely after blepharoplasty?

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.

Will insurance cover the cost of blepharoplasty?

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.

Can other surgeries or techniques be combined with blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery may actually need to be combined with a combination of Botox, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing for the most optimal outcome.

How does radiofrequency compare with other techniques?

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.

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Our Bay Area office, located at 15251 National Ave, Suite 100, Los Gatos, CA 95032, provides eyecare, eye exam, LASIK, laser vision correction, cataract and other eye surgeries for patients in the following areas: Bay Area Eye Doctor, Campbell, Cupertino, Fremont, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos Eye Care, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, San Jose, San Martin, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Santa Clara Valley, Saratoga, Scotts Valley, South Bay, Sunnyvale