When to consider Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty, which is eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, can make an amazing difference in the appearance of your eyes and face. The results can be a rejuvenated, alert appearance. Why are you considering eyelid surgery at this time? Sagging eyelid skin? Puffy bags? Wrinkles? Lines around the eyes? Loose skin under the eyes? Excess fatty deposits in the eyelids?
Sagging eyelids can affect your vision in which case a blepharoplasty can help improve your vision. Insurance will typically cover eyelid surgery if 3 requirements are met.
- Documented photo of eyelid droop or dermatochalasis (excess skin above the eyelid)
- Documented clinical exam by a physician
- Improvement in a superior visual field test with tape compared to without. (Basically, you must see better to make it a non-cosmetic case)
Whatever your reason is, be assured that a well-experienced and reputable board-certified surgeon can correct the situation, make a major improvement, and alleviate your problem. Picture yourself as a happy and satisfied patient who is ready to greet the world with a wide-eyed look!
After a thorough examination, you will receive personalized recommendations to help towards the anticipated results that will energize your eyes and give you a much more youthful physical appearance.
What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery?
An upper eyelid lift removes excess and sagging skin to broaden the scope of a patient’s vision and expands the view after that vision has become difficult because of a blockage. Tightening the eyelid skin also reduces and improves the fine lines of “crow’s feet” and wrinkles around the eyes.
Puffy bags under the eyes and/or excess skin on the upper eyelids make you look constantly sad or tired and really become a problem if they interfere with your vision. Blepharoplasty helps patients appear more alert and youthful.
What does eyelid surgery entail?
Eyelid surgery can take approximately two hours if both eyelids are involved however many cases are completed in 1 hour.
There are no skin incisions, scalpel blade or stitches for the lower eyelids. The procedure is performed with a laser, not a scalpel so there is minimal bleeding.
Upper eye surgery uses skin incisions to remove fat and skin with a thin stitch bringing the sagging skin together.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, when preparing for this surgery, you may be asked to have lab tests, take certain medications, stop smoking, and avoid the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and herb supplements. To maintain the results after surgery, you should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
The results of blepharoplasty will probably last a lifetime.
Contact Accents Cosmetic Surgery today for more information.