Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon Discusses Benefits, Cost of Blepharoplasty
Dr. Ali Sepehr reveals the rejuvenating effects of upper and lower eyelid surgery, touching on the typical costs for the popular procedure.
Irvine, CA—The eyes communicate an abundance of information, including mood, openness, and age, reveals Dr. Ali Sepehr, a facial plastic surgeon in Orange County. Many patients, he says, report that having drooping, wrinkled, or baggy eyelids makes them appear fatigued and upset, even when they are well rested and content. Blepharoplasty, he explains, is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids to provide a rejuvenating effect. Also called eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, this operation is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancements in the nation and often can be affordable for many people with the assistance of a payment plan. As a result, he believes this technique offers numerous benefits for qualified candidates.
The first consideration, Dr. Sepehr indicates, will be whether upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both procedures will offer the best possible results with regard to the patient’s needs and goals. He explains that upper blepharoplasty can reduce sagging and drooping of the upper eyelids, typically providing a more youthful appearance. In contrast, “Lower eyelid surgery reduces wrinkles and the tired appearing dark circles under the eyes, often making a person look more alert and awake,” he continues. Furthermore, he states that complementary techniques, such as forehead lift or facelift, may offer more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
One of the first questions many patients ask is how much eyelid surgery costs, notes Dr. Sepehr. While impossible to provide an accurate estimate without a thorough examination of the anatomic indicators and discussion of the individual’s desired outcome, the Orange County facial plastic surgeon says he can offer a broad range for what to expect to help people budget for the expense. Current averages range between $2000 and $5000 for both upper or both lower eyelids, he reveals. For people wanting to combine the procedures, he adds that completing them concurrently can provide significant cost savings over separate operations. Additionally, he says there are a multitude of healthcare financing companies available, such as CareCredit®, that specialize in affordable payment plans for qualified applicants.
Ultimately, Dr. Sepehr believes that patients who feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with their appearance due to sagging, wrinkled eyelids may wish to consider eyelid surgery to help rejuvenate their appearance. “As with any cosmetic procedure, subtlety is of utmost importance. This conservative concept is especially true of eyelid surgery, so you don’t get the dreaded eyelid surgery look.” With the right technique performed by a skilled, board-certified facial plastic surgeon, he says the most natural-looking, beautiful results are possible.
About Ali Sepehr, MD
Dr. Sepehr graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles before earning his medical degree from the same institution. He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. A recipient of numerous awards, including the Reuther Kris Conrad Merit Award, he has also published many articles and book chapters in the field of facial aesthetic surgery. An advocate of continuing education, Dr. Sepehr strives to remain up to date on the latest cosmetic techniques and technologies available. He is available for interview upon request.
The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
16300 Sand Canyon Ave., Ste. 201
Irvine, CA 92618