Wednesday, June 27, 2018

When To Consider Getting a Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, which is often referred to as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure done to repair droopy or sagging eyelids or bags under one’s eyes. It may involve removing excess muscle, fat, and skin that forms when the muscles supporting the eye weakens, and the eyelids stretch as one gets older.

Blepharoplasty can also help in recovering diminished peripheral or side vision, which can occur when the skin around the eyes weaken and sag. Of course, aside from helping recover vision, the procedure will help in making the eyes look younger. It likewise eliminates crow’s feet, puffy eyelids, and dark circles around the eyes.

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The procedure can be done alongside other cosmetic surgery appointments such as a facelift or a skin resurfacing. If blepharoplasty is considered because of impaired vision, it may even be covered by your insurance. However, if the surgery is done purely for enhancing your appearance, without your surgeon’s supporting diagnosis and documents, the cost is not.

Before your eyelid surgery, you'll have to undergo a physical examination that may include testing your tear production. Your surgeon will likewise examine your overall vision for the possibility of the abovementioned insurance claim. Finally, your eyes will be photographed from various angles to aid in planning the surgery and help your surgeon assess short- and long-term effects.

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Dr. Alton Ingram focuses his practice on all kinds of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with the exception of craniofacial surgery. He is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. For similar reads, visit this blog.