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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 is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vecchione takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Vecchione's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. James Chao works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Temecula, CA. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chao's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2001 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Stephenson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Stephenson focuses on plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Stephenson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Coronado, CA. Dr. Guttikonda's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and blepharoplasty. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, Dr. Guttikonda attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Guttikonda is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He 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.