Blepharoplasty FAQs

We all have something about ourselves that we’re not completely comfortable with. Unfortunately, we’re wired that way by society. Either we wish we were curvier, were taller, could tan better, didn’t have freckles, or… the list goes on for miles. But, the truth is that sometimes our lives can truly be improved by tweaking our appearance, because our appearance can affect how we see! Blepharoplasty can help remove sagging skin that dips into our line of sight. Imagine being able to see without a little shadow creeping into your vision. Keep reading to learn about blepharoplasty and have some of your most frequently asked questions answered.

What does it treat?

Blepharoplasty is also called cosmetic eyelid surgery, and its goal is changing how the skin and fat around the eyes appear. An upper blepharoplasty targets the fat and excess skin that sit above the upper eyelid. A lower blepharoplasty targets the bags under your eyes, and may include removing a small amount of skin to leave a sleek, smooth appearance after excess fat has been removed.

Blepharoplasty is generally recommended for people who have extra skin dragging into their line of sight, or for people who are not happy with the of skin or fat in their eye area.

Will I have scarring?

While we pride ourselves in hiding the scars from upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures very well, there will always be scarring after any and all surgical procedures. Generally,  we can hide scars in creases of the skin so they are barely perceptible to you. Often, people don’t even notice them as different from any other crease on your face.

Is it covered by insurance?

If you are looking into getting a blepharoplasty because your vision is affected by too much skin, then insurance is likely to help pay for your surgery. If your blepharoplasty is for cosmetic reasons only, then your insurance is not as likely to chip in. If you have questions, please contact your insurance to learn what they are able to cover and what you’ll be responsible for.

Are you interested in learning more about this life-changing surgery? Contact us at (701) 235-5200 to schedule a consultation today.

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