Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by removing excess skin and fat. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids that tend to sag, leaving you with tired looking eyes and puffy bags. The procedure usually takes about one hour and can be performed in the office using local anesthesia.
Every year, one hundred thousand men and women choose blepharoplasty to improve the way they look. Droopy eyelids not only make you look older- they can also impair your vision. Blepharoplasty surgery, in addition to improving appearance, can also make it easier to open the eyes, and improves the upper portion of the peripheral vision, thereby relieving ocular fatigue. Oftentimes, blepharoplasty is done for reasons other than cosmetic.
In some cases, Blepharoplasty surgery may be covered by Medicare and other health insurances. Your insurance may require photographs and accompanying documentation in order to obtain prior authorization.