The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Parkway Plastic Surgery offers eyelid surgery for those who need it either physically or aesthetically. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and through them, we express how we’re feeling emotionally and physically. Unfortunately, hereditary factors and aging can have a negative impact on those soulful eyes, but eyelid surgery can help reverse these effects. Some benefits of eyelid surgery are an enhanced eye shape, unobstructed vision, and a reduction in excess skin.
What is eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and muscle along with fatty tissue from the upper and/or lower eyelids depending on the need. Eyelid surgery improves drooping skin and bagginess. In older patients, vision can be improved by reducing upper eyelids that are obstructing their vision. You might consider this type of surgery is you have droopy upper eyelids, excess skin around or bags under the eyes. The desired effect is to improve the appearance and function of eyelids and it typically takes 5-7 days for full recovery. Eyelid surgery does not remove crow’s feet, dark pigmented circles under the eyes, lift sagging eyebrows, and does not stop the process of aging. Eyelid surgery is individualized for every patient and can be performed alone or with other surgical procedures of the eyes, face, brow, or nose.
Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty can make your eyes appear more youthful and alert, as well as provide your eyes with a more rejuvenated eye shape. A lot of the time, eyelid surgery is paired with other cosmetic procedures such as a face lift, brow lift, or ear tuck for further physical improvements.
You might also consider eyelift surgery if sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening entirely or are pulling down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids can improve your vision, especially your peripheral. Sagging eyelids can be genetic, a result of age, or from lack of skincare. A sign that your eyelids are obstructing your vision is if you are finding yourself tilting your head to see better. Other benefits are a reduction in pain from muscle straining, fewer fine lines around the eyes, and a reduction in skin irritation if your excess skin rubs together.
Insurance coverage depends on whether the surgery repairs a condition that impairs vision or other health problems. If you have the surgery only to improve your appearance, the cost probably won’t be covered by insurance. Lower lid blepharoplasty is almost always done just for cosmetic reasons.
For more questions about eyelid surgery and our other cosmetic procedures, do not hesitate to reach out to us! Contact Parkway Plastic Surgery today.