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Upper Eyelid Lifts

You sleep well enough to feel fine, but the extra fat around your eyes makes you look tired. A blepharoplasty in Kansas can remove the excess skin and fat that give you a tired or aged appearance.

The eyes and eyelids are the center of facial appearances, and eyelid surgery is the most critical and detailed type of facial plastic surgery. Excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids can make one look old and tired. Dr. John McCann performs upper blepharoplasty in Kansas that give you a rested, more youthful appearance.

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Forehead & Brow Lift

Does the outer portion of your eyebrow droop causing others to think that you are sad when you are not? Do others misunderstand you to be angry, tired, or concerned when you are not because your eyebrows droop? Are you developing furrows in your forehead from constantly making an effort to hold up your eyebrows? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then our brow lift procedures in Kansas at the Center for Facial Appearances can help via an endoscopic facelift.

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Lower Eye Lid Bags

Dark circles under your eyes or puffy eyelids can make you seem tired or older. With lower eyelid surgery in Kansas, you can enjoy a younger, fresher appearance. Dr. John McCann from the Center for Facial Appearances enhances your natural beauty with safe procedures.

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Face & Neck Lift

Have you noted that with the passage of time you are developing sagging cheeks? Is your facial appearance sadder than you feel? Do others think you look tired when you are not? Are you developing dark circles under your eyes or a deepening of the fold beneath the corners of your nose?

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then Dr. John McCann from the Center for Facial Appearances can help.

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FAQs

Why Do Patients Get Mid Face Lift Surgery?

The primary reason is to look younger and to have a happier expression on the face. With facial aging there is descent or drooping of the cheeks and mid face. The descent of the cheeks causes one to have a sad expression on the face. Descent of the cheek also contributes to dark circles under the eyes and to deepening of the fold between the cheek and lips (nasolabial fold). Elevation of the cheeks can reduce the dark circles and nasolabial fold as well as give one a more cheerful expression on the face.

How Long Is Recovery For Mid Face Lift Surgery?

Mid face lift surgery is typically performed at the same time as eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery results in bruising and swelling that often resolves in 3 weeks.

Is It Possible To Get A Face Lift Without Having Surgery?

In some patients the primary problem is loss of volume from the face and there is not much sagging or drooping soft tissue. In these cases simply adding volume to the face with fillers can substantially improve the aging changes in the mid face and to a lesser degree the lower face. We now have fillers available that give results for a year and longer. Please see the tab on this website on the use of fillers.

Will My Insurance Pay For Eyelid Surgery?

Insurance will often pay for eyelid surgery that is performed to improve your vision. For instance, if your upper eyelids are drooping and this is blocking your vision, your insurance company may pay for upper eyelid surgery. If the upper eyelids are blocking vision, insurance companies require a visual field test be obtained to demonstrate that the eyelids block the peripheral vision and that the vision is improved by elevating the eyelids. If your lower eyelids are droopy and this is causing eye irritation or watering of the eyes, your insurance company may pay for correction of this problem. Insurance companies typically require that the medical need be documented with photographs which are reviewed by the insurance company during the preauthorization process. Some problems like fat bags in the upper lid do not affect vision and are never paid for by insurance companies. Other problems like excess skin in the upper eyelids affect vision when severe enough and are paid for by insurance companies when photographs and visual fields document a medical need for the surgery. The Center for Facial Appearances is glad to act as your advocate to help get your insurance company to pay for medically necessary procedures. Many of the procedures we perform are done only to improve appearances and these cosmetic procedures are not paid for by your insurance company. One of the goals of a consultation with the doctor at the Center for Facial Appearances is to determine what procedures you may benefit from and to inform you on costs associated with those procedures.

Can Ptosis Of The Upper Eyelid Or Droopy Lower Eyelids That Cause Eye Irritation Be Addressed At The Same Time That Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Is Performed?

Yes. It is very common for patients to have surgery done to improve function at the same time that cosmetic surgery is done. The portion of the surgery that is done to improve eyelid function may be covered by your insurance company.

Is An Incision Made In The Skin When Performing Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery?

Yes. In nearly all cases of upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery there is excess skin in the upper eyelids. Removal of this excess skin is only possible with an incision in the upper eyelid. Fortunately the skin of the upper eyelid is some of the thinnest skin in the body and typically heals with little or no scarring. Furthermore, the incision site can be hidden in the fold of the upper eyelid allowing the incision to be hidden while healing. We often use absorbing sutures that do not require removal.

Can Droopy Lower Eyelids That Cause Eye Irritation Be Addressed At The Same Time That Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Is Performed?

Yes. It is very common for patients to have surgery done to improve function at the same time that cosmetic surgery is done. The portion of the surgery that is done to improve eyelid function may be covered by your insurance company.

I Have Wrinkles And Texture Changes In My Lower Eyelid Skin. Shouldn’t This Be Corrected By Removing Skin From The Lower Eyelids?

Patients often have wrinkles or texture changes of skin of the lower eyelids. Texture changes cannot be improved with removal of skin from the lids without causing eyelid retraction. They can often be safely improved by performing a TCA chemical peel at the same time as the lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is performed.

Is Removal Of Skin From The Lower Eyelids Ever Warranted?

The doctors at the Center for Facial Appearances remove skin from the lower eyelids in less than 5% of patients undergoing lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery. It is done when there is so much excess skin in the lower eyelid that it cannot be tightened with a chemical peel.

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