The reconstruction of the eyelids following an eyelid injury, dog bite, birth defect, or following removal of eyelid skin cancer helps to restore the symmetry of your eyelids. This will recreate your self–image, improves your confidence, and peace of mind following the traumatic experience. Not all plastic surgeons are trained or have the experience to reconstruct eyelids. Fortunately, Doctor Kopelman has extensive experience (thirty+years) in the aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids. The procedures require a dual set of skills. His goal is to recreate not only the cosmetic appearance of the eyelids but to restore eyelid function as well. He maintains the same high standards and attention to detail when he performs reconstructive eyelid surgery that he employs when he performs cosmetic eyelid surgery. Dr. Kopelman will ensure that the eyelids will open and close normally so that your eyes and vision are well protected.
Q: Will my insurance plan cover reconstructive surgery?
A: In general, insurance companies recognize the non- elective nature of reconstructive surgical procedures. Therefore, in most cases,the cost of reconstruction is covered by your insurance company. Our staff will assist you in obtaining pre-surgical clearance for your procedure.
Q: Where is the surgery performed?
A: Eyelid reconstructive procedures are commonly performed under intravenous “twilight” anesthesia or occasionally general anesthesia at Ridgewood Ambulatory surgery Center.