Frequently Asked Questions
Will insurance cover my surgery?
At your consultation, Dr. Kim will determine the likelihood for coverage by health insurance. Many surgical procedures for the eyelid and face are covered by insurance including Medicare.
What is the expected recovery time from eyelid surgery?
Bruising and swelling after surgery is expected. During the first two days after surgery, bruising and swelling worsen. In the subsequent two to three weeks, you will notice decrease in swelling and bruising. Some sutures may need to stay in place for the first week or two before removal.
What are common risks and complications from eyelid surgery?
Specific risks may vary, but in general, bleeding, swelling, infection requiring antibiotics may occur. Asymmetry, dry eyes, need for further surgery or procedure, and others complications are also possible. Request a consultation with Dr. Kim to inquire about your specific need for surgery or procedure.
Whta is the cost of cosmetic lower lid blepharoplasty?
The cost can vary depending on your eye anatomy, but the minimum cost of lower lid blepharoplasty with skin tightening is about $6700 including surgeon fee, anesthesia, and facility fee at the surgery center.
Can I have multiple procedures at once?
Yes! Dr. Kim can create a customized plan for you based on your unique facial features and needs.
How much do you charge for Botox?
Because of the Nevada Board of Pharmacy Rules, each vial of medication can only be used for one patient. The cost of one 50 unit vial of Botox is $750. The cost of a 100 unit vial of Botox is $1200. A 100 unit vial of Jeuveau is also $1200.
In general, a full face treatment of the forehead, glabella, and crows feet can range between 40-62 units. For underarm treatment, about 100 units would be appropriate. Jaw slimming treatment is at least 50 minutes (25 per jaw). The unit estimates are just esimates--your individual musculature will determine the exact amount of medication needed.
Where do you do your procedures?
If all you need is Botox, it can be done in the office. Surgeries are done at the Las Vegas Surgery Center.
Give us a call or contact us through the web if you still have further questions.