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Blepharoplasty questions & answers - Kare Clinic - Los Angeles

Can I drive home the day of my upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery?

An upper blepharoplasty surgery is known as an upper eyelid lift and works to reduce the amount of wrinkling and hooding of the upper eyelid.  Some patients are genetically predisposed to develop upper eyelid hooding and excess skin as a result ethnicity and the shape of their eyelid.  The position of the brow can affect the severity of upper eyelid hooding and this analysis of the entire face is important before proceeding with a upper eyelid blepharoplasty.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills and can evaluate you and discuss your options for upper eyelid blepharoplasty.  During your consultation Dr. Karamanoukian will perform a medical history and examine your entire face including the brows and upper eyelids to determine whether a blepharoplasty is a correct procedure.  Most blepharoplasty surgeries are done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia and require someone to drive the patient home immediately after surgery.  Driving is not recommended after a full blepharoplasty because of the onset of swelling and bruising that may impair your ability to have full peripheral field of vision.  Within 24 to 48 hours after surgery, the bruising and swelling will begin to subside and you may discuss your options for driving with our team of surgeons during your recovery phase. 


Upper eyelid surgery is a very gratifying plastic surgery procedure and is in fact one of the most common facial plastic surgeries performed.  Our office can provide you with full details for blepharoplasty during your initial consultation.  Please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator to discuss your options for upper eyelid blepharoplasty.  Our consultations can be made by calling 310-998-5533.

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