Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair

Let your eyes better reflect how you feel – happy, youthful, and confident

Bakersfield oculoplastic surgeon Joseph H. Chang, M.D., has performed thousands of medical and cosmetic upper eyelid surgeries, helping restore his patients’ vision and attractive appearance. The procedure, which removes excess skin and fat above the eye, generally takes less than 30 minutes and is done under conscious or general anesthesia with an anesthesiologist present. Patients can generally return to normal functions within days. Stitches are removed 14 days after the surgery, and most patients return to a normal appearance within weeks. Complications, such as excessive bleeding and scarring, are rare.

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Cosmetic Upper Blepharoplasty

You’ve heard it before, communication “is all in the eyes.” But what if your eyes are no longer telling the true story? Heavy, droopy upper eyelids can give a tired, aged, sad, deceptive and even angry appearance, regardless of how you actually feel. As you look at the before-and-after photographs above, ask yourself, what is this person feeling, is it positive or negative? Also ask yourself, who do I like more? Who do I trust?

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Medically Necessary Ptosis Repair

Patients whose ptosis obstructs their vision usually begin to notice it in their peripheral vision, either from above, to the sides, or both. This obstruction may be worse during certain times of the day, and many unconsciously compensate by raising their eyebrows, tilting their head back, or both. If found to be medically necessary, ptosis repair may be covered by insurance (including Medicare) with proper testing, photography, and measurements to document visual impairment.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office and we will be delighted to assist you.

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