When it comes to our vision, there’s more than meets the eye. Literally, our eyes aren’t the only things that account for what we’re able to see. As we get older, our skin starts to lose elasticity and our faces show that loss of elasticity more quickly than other places. If the skin around and above your eyes is starting to sag and pull, dipping into your line of sight and disrupting your vision, then keep reading. There is a procedure that can be used to help you restore that great vision: Blepharoplasty.
What does it treat?
Blepharoplasty is also referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery, and its focus is changing the skin and fat around the eyes to help you see better (or simply to improve a cosmetic appearance). An upper blepharoplasty targets the fat and excess skin that starts to collect above the upper eyelid. A lower blepharoplasty focuses on the bags underneath your eyes, and may also include removal of a little bit of skin to make the underlying area smooth and youthful again.
Blepharoplasty is recommended for people who have excess skin sagging into their line of sight, or even for people who are uncomfortable with the amount of skin and/or fat around their eyes.
Will I have scars?
Scarring is minimal, and even unnoticeable most of the time after you have healed. Often, the scars can be hidden in the creases of the skin.
Can I wear contact lenses?
Your skin will need time to heal, so we don’t recommend wearing contact lenses while you are recovering. Wearing glasses will ensure that you have the best results possible, and can help you avoid infection or other complications.
Is it covered by insurance?
Blepharoplasty is done for necessary and cosmetic reasons, so your insurance may need more information before they can tell you whether they will cover it or not. Often, if your Blepharoplasty is for necessary reasons, then insurance will cover the cost. Every insurance plan is different, so we recommend touching base and asking them questions before you undergo the procedure.
Interested in learning more about Blepharoplasty? Contact us at (701) 235-5200 to schedule a consultation today.