- Posted on: Mar 15 2019
We all have something about ourselves that we’re not comfortable with. Unfortunately, we’re wired that way. Either we wish we were taller, had curly hair, could tan better, had freckles, or… the list goes on and on. But sometimes our lives can truly be improved by tweaking our appearance. For example, blepharoplasty can help remove sagging skin that dips into our line of sight. Imagine being able to see how you’re meant to! Keep reading to learn about blepharoplasty and have some of your most frequently asked questions answered.
What does Blepharoplasty treat?
Blepharoplasty is also called cosmetic eyelid surgery, and its goal is changing how the skin and fat around the eyes are structured. An upper blepharoplasty tweaks the fat and excess skin that sits above the upper eyelid. A lower blepharoplasty focuses on the bags under your eyes and may include the removal of a small amount of skin to leave a smooth appearance after excess fat has been removed.
Blepharoplasty is generally recommended for people who have excess skin dipping into their line of sight, or for people who are not happy with the of skin and/or fat around their eyes.
Will I have scars from Blepharoplasty?
While we pride ourselves in being able to hide the scars from upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures, there will always be a scar after ANY surgical procedure. Generally, we can hide scars increases of the skin so they are barely perceptible to you and nobody else.
Can I wear contact lenses with Blepharoplasty?
Your eyes will need time to heal after your procedure so pulling on the skin to put in contact lenses and remove them is not recommended. For a few days to a few weeks, we recommend wearing your glasses. We can help you determine how long you will need to go without contacts. You will get the best results it can help you avoid complications like infection.
Is Blepharoplasty covered by insurance?
Generally, if you are looking into a blepharoplasty because your vision is affected by excess skin, then insurance is more likely to help pay for the procedure. If your blepharoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, then your insurance is not as likely to help. If you have questions, please contact your insurance to learn what they offer.
Are you interested in learning more about this life-changing surgery? Contact us at (310) 453-6500 to schedule a consultation today.
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