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Cheyenne, WY 82009
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Blepharoplasty


Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is used to correct the appearance of excess skin in the upper and lower eyelids, as well as protruding perioribital fat. Rarely this is done, due to the fact that there is decrease in the visual field, but if that is a concern, that should be documented by an ophthalmologist, by a visual field evaluation. If there is a visual field defect, the upper eyelid procedure can be approved by an insurance company for reimbursement, this includes Medicare. Most commonly this is not present in the vast majority of patients who request this procedure.

This is done by making incisions and any time an incision is made a scar is present. The scars and incisions are placed in an area that are not grossly obvious to the casual observer. The intent of this procedure is to remove herniating periorbital fat and excess skin. Due to the fact that this surgery is being done on the eyelids and the periorbital fat, there are always risks for bleeding in the periorbital cavity. This can result in orbital hematoma, changes in vision or blindness.

These usually occur in less than 1/10th of 1% of the time and require immediate attention by the surgeon if the patient notices increased swelling, increased pain, changes in vision or blindness. Generally there is some post-operative swelling lasting from 5-7 days. There is also some bruising and significantly decreases over a short period of time. Patient is encouraged to use ice pack on their eyelids as much as tolerated, for the initial 2-3 days, pain medication, sometimes antibiotics, and steroids, at the surgeons discretion. The sutures are usually removed at 5 days post-operatively.

The patient is usually, at least contacted by phone at the first post-operative day, then seen at 5 days, post operatively, again at 10 days 14 days and 3 months. Pictures are usually taken preoperatively and post-operatively for documentation of preoperative appearance, as well as the post operative appearance.



Brow Lift


Brow lift is a procedure that is performed to place the eyebrows in the appropriate location, which is at or above the superperiorbital rim. This is commonly done in conjunction with Blepharoplasty or eyelid tuck, to provide maximum results. This can be done endoscopically and/or done by a bi-corneal incision.

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