Do you have puffy or sagging skin around your eyes that gives you a drooping, tired appearance? Is your vision impaired by folds of loose skin? If so, then eyelid surgery may be for you. Eyelid surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures, with over 200,000 performed in America in 2016. Let the expert surgeons at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group rejuvenate the appearance of your eyelids, making you look alert and vibrant.
What does eyelid surgery treat?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can remedy many problems with the skin surrounding the eyes, including:
- Upper eyelid surgery to eliminate excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness
- Lower eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and fine wrinkles
- Correcting drooping lower eyelids that expose the white of your eye below the iris
- Bags under the eyes
- Loose or sagging skin in the upper eyelid that may impair vision or interrupt the eye’s natural contours
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Before getting eyelid surgery, you should be in good overall health. A serious medical condition or life-threatening illness may impair the healing process. The best candidates are non-smokers who do not have a serious eye condition. The procedure is usually performed on adults with healthy muscles and facial tissue. It is essential to inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Eye diseases including dry eye, glaucoma, or a detached retina
- Thyroid disorders including Graves Disease and an under- or overactive thyroid
- Cardiovascular disease
- High blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
Most importantly, you should have a goal in mind for the look you are trying to achieve. Your blepharoplasty surgery should be for yourself, not to satisfy anyone else’s desires or fit an ideal image.
What is the eyelid surgery procedure?
Plan to suspend your regular activities for several days after the procedure to allow time to heal. Your surgeon conducts the procedure under local anesthesia and oral sedation. Incisions are made along the natural contours of your eyelids, through which your surgeon extracts excess fat and skin. These cuts are closed with small stitches that remain for several days. Swelling and bruising may occur, but your eyelids should return to normal appearance within two weeks.
Is eyelid surgery covered by insurance?
A general rule for cosmetic surgery is that insurance carriers tend to cover necessary medical procedures. If you are getting eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, it will likely not be covered. However, some patients opt for a blepharoplasty to remove sagging skin that is obscuring their vision. If a vision test confirms this, the procedure may be considered medically necessary. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group is committed to guiding you through the insurance process.
Every year, thousands of patients choose eyelid surgery as a way to rejuvenate their appearance and build self-confidence. Schedule a consultation at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group to learn more about blepharoplasty from the most skilled practitioners in the Los Angeles area.