I had a consult for a blepharoplasty last week, and the surgeon informed me that blepharoplasties are only performed in surgery centers, not in hospitals. I’m a 54 year old man, and I’d feel a lot more comfortable being in a hospital for the procedure due to my age. Is what the doctor told me true? Are blepharoplasties never performed in hospitals?
I perform the majority of my blepharoplasty surgeries in an outpatient surgical setting. When blepharoplasty is performed in combination with a facelift or other more involved procedures, or when the patient has other medical issues I may elect to perform their blepharoplasty in a hospital outpatient center and keep them overnight. Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure and most surgeons elect to perform them in an outpatient center to save you the significant cost of performing blepharoplasty in a hospital.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld