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Forget Your
Misconceptions:
The Truth About
Eyelid Surgery

Forget Your

Misconceptions:

The Truth About

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be a life-changing procedure that improves your vision, appearance, and most of all, your quality of life. At Eye Center South, we’ve seen firsthand how blepharoplasty, ptosis surgery, and various reconstructive surgeries can be truly transformative for our patients, but that doesn’t stop patients from approaching us with hesitations about eyelid surgery.

We never want misconceptions to be the reason someone decides not to have a procedure they could really benefit from, so we took some time to discuss the most common objections and myths we hear about eyelid surgery:

Myth: The Recovery Time for Eyelid Surgery is Long

One can expect to go through a recovery period after nearly every surgery, with the time spent in recovery differing depending on the complexity of the procedure and the specific treatment area. Because the eyes and face can be quite sensitive, many believe that the recovery time for eyelid surgery is long, but we’re here to set the record straight.

For example, after a blepharoplasty, you may experience temporary swelling and bruising around your eyes. Your eyelids may appear puffy but using an ice pack or cool compress can reduce swelling. We recommend you avoid strenuous activities for a week, and if you use contact lenses, you shouldn’t wear them for two weeks. Any bruising or swelling should subside from 10-14 days after your procedure.

Altogether, achieving the life-changing results of a blepharoplasty (an eyelid lift) typically only requires you to spend 2-3 weeks of relaxing and taking special care of your eyes.

Myth: The Recovery Time for Eyelid Surgery is Long

Myth: The Recovery Time for Eyelid Surgery is Long

One can expect to go through a recovery period after nearly every surgery, with the time spent in recovery differing depending on the complexity of the procedure and the specific treatment area. Because the eyes and face can be quite sensitive, many believe that the recovery time for eyelid surgery is long, but we’re here to set the record straight.

For example, after a blepharoplasty, you may experience temporary swelling and bruising around your eyes. Your eyelids may appear puffy but using an ice pack or cool compress can reduce swelling. We recommend you avoid strenuous activities for a week, and if you use contact lenses, you shouldn’t wear them for two weeks. Any bruising or swelling should subside from 10-14 days after your procedure.

Altogether, achieving the life-changing results of a blepharoplasty (an eyelid lift) typically only requires you to spend 2-3 weeks of relaxing and taking special care of your eyes.

Myth: Eyelid Surgery isn’t Affordable

Myth: Eyelid Surgery isn’t Affordable

We never want finances to stand between you and the procedure that will help you look and feel your absolute best. Our patients are often excited to know that in many cases, insurance will help cover a portion of eyelid surgery.

Because conditions that affect the upper and lower lids can obstruct vision, many insurances will consider eyelid surgery as a medically necessary procedure and cover at least part of the cost. Plus, at Eye Center South, we offer affordable payment options. You can choose to pay for your procedure with cash, check, credit card, or CareCredit, which allows you to have your procedure immediately and pay for it over time with affordable monthly payments.

Myth: Eyelid Surgery isn’t Affordable

We never want finances to stand between you and the procedure that will help you look and feel your absolute best. Our patients are often excited to know that in many cases, insurance will help cover a portion of eyelid surgery.

Because conditions that affect the upper and lower lids can obstruct vision, many insurances will consider eyelid surgery as a medically necessary procedure and cover at least part of the cost. Plus, at Eye Center South, we offer affordable payment options. You can choose to pay for your procedure with cash, check, credit card, or CareCredit, which allows you to have your procedure immediately and pay for it over time with affordable monthly payments.

Myth: The Results Aren’t Natural-Looking

The results of eyelid surgery largely depend on the surgeon performing your procedure. Luckily, our facial cosmetic and orbital reconstructive surgeon, Richard W. Bryant, M.D., is one of the best in the industry.

Dr. Bryant is one of only 500 surgeons to be admitted to the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, among many other renowned organizations.

After participating in specialized surgical fellowships in oculofacial surgery at some of the most renowned institutions in the country, Dr. Bryant returned to Dothan to join Eye Center South. He’s uniquely qualified to perform eyelid surgeries and is passionate about providing natural-looking results that speak for themselves.

Natural-looking Result After Procedure

Myth: The Results Aren’t Natural-Looking

The results of eyelid surgery largely depend on the surgeon performing your procedure. Luckily, our facial cosmetic and orbital reconstructive surgeon, Richard W. Bryant, M.D., is one of the best in the industry.

Dr. Bryant is one of only 500 surgeons to be admitted to the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, among many other renowned organizations.

After participating in specialized surgical fellowships in oculofacial surgery at some of the most renowned institutions in the country, Dr. Bryant returned to Dothan to join Eye Center South. He’s uniquely qualified to perform eyelid surgeries, and is passionate about providing natural-looking results that speak for themselves.

Truth: Eyelid Surgery May Be Right for You

At Eye Center South, we don’t want the misconceptions and myths you’ve heard about eyelid surgery to stop you from receiving a procedure that could benefit your health, appearance, and overall wellbeing. While we’ve addressed the most common objections we hear from patients, if you have any questions about the surgery, we’re here to be your trusted resource.

If you would like to learn more about our eyelid surgeries or schedule an evaluation, call us at (334) 319-9178.