Does an Eyelid Lift leave scars?
Any time a cut is made on the body there will be a scar. However, scar visibility depends on several factors. Incisions of the eyelids are hidden within natural creases to ensure scars are virtually invisible. The beauty of undergoing this custom procedure with Dr. Givens is that the results cannot be discerned as having been achieved with surgery.
Can an Upper Eyelid Lift also reposition my eyebrows?
While an upper eyelid lift has several benefits including removal of drooping eyelid skin and excess fat, tightening of loose skin and musculature, and improvement of visual impairment caused by overhanging tissues, it does not elevate the eyebrows. Eyebrow repositioning requires a separate procedure called a brow lift, which can be performed at the same time as your eyelid surgery. For some people, a combination of eyelid surgery and a brow lift is the ultimate way to restore the upper face. Dr. Givens, a leading female plastic surgeon in Austin, can perform both of these custom surgeries to enhance your natural beauty and highlight your other features.
What is the cost of eyelid surgery in Austin?
Insurance does not typically cover surgeries performed for cosmetic or elective reasons; however, if your vision is impaired due to low-hanging lids, costs may be partially paid for. Costs for blepharoplasty will include sedation fees, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, and medication fees among others. The average cost will depend on whether you undergo upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both at the same time.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Dry Eye Syndrome occurs as a result of chronic, insufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Common signs and symptoms include red/bloodshot eyes, excessive tearing, and the sensation of a foreign body within the eye. Unbeknownst to most, continuous eye weeping is a significant indication of dry eyes as the tear duct is actually overproducing tear film in an attempt to lubricate the eyes. If you have a history of dry eyes or prior eyelid surgery, it is important to discuss this with Dr. Givens during your initial consultation as eyelid surgery can temporarily or permanently worsen pre-existing dry eyes.