Those who are considering Mission Viejo Eyelid Surgery will want to know what the procedure entails, how they will pay for it and how long the results will last. Approaching a cosmetic surgery with plenty of information gives patients confidence that will help them get through the procedure with a minimum of complications and feel pleased with the results. While a Mission Viejo eyelid surgery is not considered a large procedure, it does still have some risks that patients will need to consider before proceeding.
Eyelid surgery can be a pricey procedure because it is usually not covered by health insurance. Most insurance companies only cover the procedure if it is performed to restore a poor visual field due to sagging skin. Most other Los Angeles Eyelid Surgeries must be covered out-of-pocket, although our office can help patients put together payment plans that will work for them. Eyelid surgeries performed by themselves usually cost just under $3,000. Patients should also know that upper eyelid surgery may need to be repeated because the results last between five to seven years.
Mission Viejo patients will head to Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center just north of our Newport Beach office for the eyelid surgery. Some eyelid surgeries can be done only with local anesthetic and oral sedation. However, most Mission Viejo eyelid procedures will require general anesthesia. Experienced anesthesiologists are on staff here for all our patients’ needs. Additionally, ACLS-certified nurses will help Dr. Tavoussi during the procedure and will help recover patients before they are discharged home the same day. Some risks of surgery include bleeding, bruising, infection and dry eyes.Lower eyelid surgeries generally last for the rest of an individual’s life. On the other hand, upper eyelid surgeries must usually be repeated after five to seven years to maintain the youthful look. This is because Mission Viejo Eyelid Surgery does not stop the aging process but only decreases the signs of aging. Patients who have this procedure find that they look more vibrant and youthful and that they eliminate a great deal of tiredness and stress from their faces.