Cosmetic and Blepharoplasty Eyelid Procedures

What is cosmetic eyelid surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery refers to procedures that are used to smooth the eyelids, remove bulging or wrinkled tissues, and create a more natural and refreshed appearance. Most procedures are performed in an outpatient surgery center under twilight-sleep anesthesia using laser techniques.


Cosmetic Eyelid and Blepharoplasty Procedures treat extra upper eyelid skin, wrinkled lower eyelid skin, and puffy eyelids.

Who should consider cosmetic eyelid surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is for persons who wish to improve or correct a droopy, wrinkled, tired, puffy, or aged appearance around the eyes.

Will I experience any discomfort during the treatment?
Procedures are performed under “twilight-sleep” anesthesia and you should experience no discomfort or anxiety during the procedures.

How expensive is laser eyelid surgery?
Generally speaking, the cosmetic cost for both upper eyelids or both lower eyelids is $3500. This includes surgeon’s fee ($2400), anesthesia ($300), and surgery center charges ($800). If you have more than just puffy fat in the lower eyelids (i.e., loose and wrinkly lower eyelid skin) or also want laser skin resurfacing, then there are additional charges because we must often also tighten the lower eyelids.

Will insurance cover the cost of upper eyelid surgery?
Insurance will cover upper eyelid surgery if: (1) you notice the eyelids blocking your vision, and (2) this shows on a photograph, and (3) your lids show enough loss of vision on a visual field testing, and (4) The visual fields and photos meet your insurance company’s specific criteria. We will submit this information to your insurance company for predetermination if we feel you meet reasonable criteria. During your consultation, Dr. Khan can determine whether or not it is worthwhile obtaining testing for insurance coverage. Insurance will not cover puffy or wrinkled lower eyelids.

Which techniques are used?

Upper eyelid surgery usually includes removal of skin and puffy fat.  Some patients may also require repair of deeper tendons, drooping eyebrows, or eyebrow fat pads.  Lower eyelids may require just fat removal through hidden incisions, or repositioning of fat for "tear trough" hollowing, as well as tightening of lower eyelid margin and skin by laser or traditional methods,  

How can I schedule an appointment to evaluate my eyelids?
Simply contact our office to schedule your evaluation. 913 696 1154

Cosmetic Blepharoplasty Eyelid Pictures
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