Blepharoplasty (Eyelid rejuvenation)
Blepharoplasty is probably the most commonly performed surgical procedure for facial cosmetic procedures. As we age, many of the most noticeable changes occur around the eyes. The skin tends to begin to sag and many people develop considerable amounts of extra upper eyelid skin that may impair vision, or just give the person a look of always being fatigued, worn out, and older than their actual age. Lower eyelids tend to develop many fine wrinkles, and also puffiness under the eyes.
Blepharoplastyimproves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to give a rejuvenated appearance to the area surrounding your eyes, making you look more alert, rested and younger. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lids when needed. The results can be a refreshed and brighter appearance, with a younger and firmer eye area.
Due to the fact that extra eyelid skin may cause visual impairment, many insurance companies will provide coverage for this procedure.If you do experience visual field impairment because of the extra eyelid skin, a visual field exam may be required by your opthalmologist or optometrist for your insurance carrier.