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Who are the best candidates for eyelid surgery? Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Who are the best candidates for eyelid surgery?


Both men and women can develop excessive eyelid hooding and heaviness of the upper eyelids, necessitating blepharoplasty.  A blepharoplasty describes a common cosmetic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, to correct the upper eyelid hooding and heaviness of the eyes.  The patients may develop heaviness of the upper eyelids with age, commonly occurring over the age of 50 or 60.  In patients with Northern European ancestry or Asian ancestry, the upper eyelid hooding can be a genetic trait that manifest as early as the 30s.  These patients, as well as older patients, may benefit from an outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure known as blepharoplasty to remove the excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in blepharoplasty and can perform the procedure in an outpatient surgical suite under local anesthesia or IV sedation.  


Patients who request general anesthesia can have the procedure done with a board certified anesthesiologist and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian in an accredited outpatient surgical suite.  The results of blepharoplasty are immediate and patients note a brief period of swelling and bruising after the procedure.  The best candidates for a blepharoplasty procedure are those that have no associated medical problems, no bleeding disorders, and upper eyelid excessive hooding that is beginning to compromise the cosmetic appearance of their upper face and their peripheral field of vision.


Schedule an appointment today for blepharoplasty consultation by calling our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator at (310) 998-5533.  

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