- Posted on: Sep 17 2018
If your vision is impaired due to sagging skin over your eyelids, or if you simply feel there is too much skin or fat around your eyes, you may be learning about Blepharoplasty. This procedure has given many people a fresh outlook, and better, clearer vision. If you’re interested in Blepharoplasty, keep reading for some frequently-asked questions.
What does Blepharoplasty treat?
The common cosmetic eyelid surgery is called Blepharoplasty, and is a plastic surgery procedure that changes the upper and lower eyelids. Upper Blepharoplasty corrects the skin that sags over the upper lid of the eye. This usually involves removal of skin and some fat from above the eye.
A lower Blepharoplasty focuses on smoothing the “bags” that many people have under their eyes. The fat that creates these bags is removed, and some skin may also be removed to give the under eye a natural, smooth look.
How long does the procedure take?
Though every person’s situation is different, each procedure may take around an hour. For example, upper Blepharoplasy may take an hour, and lower Blepharoplasty may take an hour. We will discuss the length of the procedure during your consultations, as your specific concerns may warrant a different procedure time.
Will I have scars?
There are always scars left behind after a procedure, but we can hide them very well. It is rare that you will have noticeable scars, though there will be a small scar left behind after any surgical procedure.
Can I wear contact lenses?
You may need to forgo your contact lenses for a time after your procedure, as your eyelids will need time to heal. Glasses should be worn after your procedure. We will check in with you to determine when you are able to wear contact lenses again.
Is Blepharoplasty covered by insurance?
It depends on your specific situation and insurance. Generally, if your vision is affected, your insurance may cover the cost of Blepharoplasty. If it is for cosmetic reasons, you Blepharoplasty will not likely be covered by insurance.
Are you interested in learning more about Blepharoplasty? Call us today at (847) 291-6900 to schedule a consultation.
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