Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Newnan
WHAT IS THE BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID) SURGERY PROCEDURE? Blepharoplasty is utilized to repair sagging eyelid skin and correct unsightly fat pads. Depending on the nature of the issue, excess skin, redundant muscle, and bulging fat pads can be cosmetically corrected in order to restore a refreshed and more youthful appearance to the eyes. CO2 Laser can be used simultaneously with this procedure to remove unwanted skin growths and improve sun damaged skin.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE APPEARANCE OF OUR EYES OVER TIME? As we age, the eyelid skin begins to stretch and the muscles and supporting structures around this area weaken. As a result, fat pads begin to protrude and swell. This causes our eyelids to take on a tired and “worn out” look with the appearance of wrinkles, “bags” and dark circles.
WHAT ABOUT MY VISION? In addition to the cosmetic concerns noted above, in some instances, excess eyelid skin drooping may cause a functional impairment and reduce peripheral vision. Peripheral vision field testing is important to perform before proceeding with surgery. Blepharoplasty can sometimes improve these visual field problems.
IS BLEPHAROPLASTY COVERED BY INSURANCE? At our office, we do not submit blepharoplasty procedures for insurance reimbursement. We would be happy to provide you with the information so that you may attempt to file yourself. Routine eyelid procedures are not insurance eligible.
CAN BLEPHAROPLASTY BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROCEDURES? Absolutely. Blepharoplasty can be simultaneously performed with other procedures such as CO2 laser resurfacing, Excel V™ Laser, RF micro-needling, thread-lifts, facelifts and cosmetic injectable procedures.
WILL I BE AWAKE DURING THE PROCEDURE? “Sleepy” is a better term. We will prescribe you medicine to help you to relax and be comfortable. You will need someone to drive you to and from the appointment and stay with you for 24-hours.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR EYELID SURGERY INCLUDE:
• Healthy individuals
• Patients who do not take blood thinners
• Those who have realistic expectations
and a positive outlook
• Individuals who have excellent eye health
Download a printable brochure: A Guide to Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION OR TREATMENT?
To help you decide if blepharoplasty is right for you and what you can realistically expect from surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. In this way, we can review your particular case and discuss the benefits and risks of surgery with you. For more information on laser blepharoplasty or to set up a consultation, click here. Thank you and we look forward to helping you.