Can I get eyelid surgery covered by insurance?
If a visual field diagnostic test has confirmed that your sagging upper eyelids are impairing your vision, the cost of blepharoplasty may be covered by your insurance company. As lower eyelid surgery is typically considered a cosmetic treatment, it is unlikely that your insurance will cover it.
Should I get upper, lower or both?
An upper eyelid lift can help correct eyelid ptosis that may be interfering with vision, and it can also help to provide a brighter, more youthful facial appearance. Lower blepharoplasty can help reduce dark circles, bags and hollow-looking contours beneath the eyes, all of which can make a person look older than they feel. Our team can consult with you during your private consultation to determine whether upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty or both procedures will be the best path forward in your individual case.
How can I get my hooded eyes fixed?
Whether you need surgery or not will depend on if your hooded eyes are caused by drooping skin or a hereditary trait. If your hooded eyes are interfering with your vision, then it may be wise to consider undergoing blepharoplasty. However, many celebrities have hooded eyes, so not everyone wishes to get rid of them.
Will a brow lift help hooded eyes?
Yes, an eyelid lift can help to correct upper eyelid hooding that has occurred as a result of sagging brows. Some clients will be candidates for both a brow lift and eyelid surgery, which can comprehensively improve the entire appearance of the upper face. Clients who appear exhausted and fatigued, even when they are well-rested, may benefit from this dual approach. If you are struggling with forehead wrinkles, sagging eyebrows, upper and lower eyelid ptosis, as well as puffiness and bags around your eyes, a combination blepharoplasty and brow lift will be the best option for rejuvenating your look.
How long will my results last?
In general, you can expect the results of your upper eyelid surgery to last anywhere from 5-7 years. Lower blepharoplasty results are considered permanent.
Will blepharoplasty change my eye shape?
Blepharoplasty is designed to address the upper and lower eyelids, but it will not affect the overall shape of your eyes. All it will do is to roll back the clock on aging and make you appear more well-rested and youthful. During your consultation, the doctor will examine your eyes and inform you as to the risks and benefits of blepharoplasty. Your procedure will be personalized, and you will be able to approve your treatment plan before the day of your surgery.