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We found 4 providers matching blepharoplasty and who accept Medicare near San Diego, CA.

Dr. Thomas Ray Vecchione, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3399 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Vecchione's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vecchione honors. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vecchione is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Stephenson, who practices in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephenson's clinical interests encompass plastic surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,256
  • Medicare Cost: $985
Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 310
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Coronado, CA. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Guttikonda attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guttikonda include cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guttikonda honors. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess tissue around the eyelids. As we age, skin loses elasticity. In some people, skin can pool around the eyes causing wrinkles, puffiness, under-eye bags, and drooping.

During a blepharoplasty, tiny incisions are made under local anesthesia, and any excess skin or underlying tissue is removed from the eyelids. The procedure takes between one and three hours, and you may have bruising and swelling around your eyes for a few days afterwards. Icing the area may help.

The surgery is sometimes done along with other facial surgery as part of a facelift. Typically, a blepharoplasty is considered cosmetic. In severe cases, however, upper eyelids may droop so significantly that they make it hard to see. In these cases, blepharoplasty may be considered a necessary treatment.