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Is Cosmetic Eye Surgery Risky? Beverly Hills, CA
upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kami Parsa believes that beauty should complement health – not compromise it. That’s why he performs procedures with the utmost care and precaution.

But like any other elective procedure, cosmetic eye surgery carries a few inherent risks. If you’re interested in oculoplastic treatment, then it’s good to get familiar with these considerations and limitations.

When to Proceed with Caution

Some conditions can make cosmetic eye surgery riskier than it actually is. You’ll have to plan carefully (and possibly have a backup option) if you have: glaucoma, dry eye, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Even the amount and condition of the bone around your eye factors into your qualifying for the procedure.

Preparing for a Safe Eye Surgery

In the weeks before your procedure, you’ll need to avoid smoking, drinking, vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Check with Dr. Parsa about continuing your regular prescription medications in the days leading up to surgery.

Healing Complications

It’s unlikely that you’ll experience a complication after eye surgery. But if you notice any of the following symptoms after your procedure, contact our specialist right away:

  • Dry eye lasting more than two weeks
  • Continued bleeding
  • Inability to close your eyes
  • Infection
  • Blurred vision

Blepharoplasty brings benefits like increased confidence, a more alert and youthful appearance, and enhanced vision. Your valuable investment is best entrusted to an eye specialist like Dr. Parsa.

But what if you find that you aren’t an ideal candidate for oculoplastic surgery?

There’s no need to write off all hope of cosmetic treatment. We have dozens of non-surgical treatment options to consider. Contact us to set up a consultation to discuss procedures that are safe for you.

Posted on behalf of Oculoplastic Surgery

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

Fax: (310) 747 - 5909


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Based on 29 reviews

Dr. Parsa is not only an amazing surgeon! He is also very caring and meticulous! His expertise shows in his wonderful bedside manner overall knowledge of his field. I appreciate his knowledge, advice and professionalism for over 6 years. I trust him with my eyes and refers him to my family and friends! His staff is trusting and caring and I love seeing them!

Erica D.

Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am to have found you. I am deeply grateful for you, for your generosity and caring nature as pertaining to my medical condition. As you know, I was apprehensive about having further surgery, but you are and have been reassuring and confident in the type of procedure you would perform in order to fix my eyelid from the beginning. The fact that you are not pushy and gave me the time and space to make the decision on my own allowed me to prepare myself mentally and emotionally, that really made a difference. Besides from that, your continuous generosity made me confident that you were the right doctor for the task at hand. You will never know how appreciative I am of that. I would also like to let you know how pleased I am with the results of the surgery. I have not felt this comfortable in years. My parents are also very grateful since this was my 14th surgery. You have a true gift. Thank you again for your patience, time, concern, and overall care. I pray that God continues to give you strength to help people who truly need life-changing medical procedures.

Sophia P.

Dr. Parsa is an amazing doctor. Warm and very caring. I had my eyes done a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Parsa likes to take the conservative approach which I greatly appreciate in a doctor when it comes to cosmetic surgery. I also go to Dr. Parsa for Botox and he always knows just the right amount. The staff in Dr. Parsa's office are all terrific!

Todd H.