What is a blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty (commonly called a lid lift) is a surgery to repair droopy eyelids. It involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids to restore a more anatomic and youthful appearance. As we age, our skin loses some of its tone and starts to sag. This also can cause fat pockets around the eyes to become more prominent. The result is a droopy, tired, or wrinkled appearance.
Besides making you look older, excess skin can block your side (peripheral) vision. Blepharoplasty can remove the excess skin to help restore your side vision as well as provide a more youthful, alert appearance.
Is blepharoplasty right for you?
At Southern Idaho Ophthalmology, our surgeons have vast experience in blepharoplasty and other eyelid procedures. We will perform a thorough examination of your eyes and eyelids. We will also test your peripheral vision to see if your excess skin is affecting your field of view. We can discuss realistic post-operative expectations and help you decide if blepharoplasty is right for you.
Will insurance pay for surgery?
If your lids are drooping to the point of affecting your peripheral vision, most insurance companies will pay for the surgery. However, if the surgery is purely to improve your appearance, the cost may not be covered by insurance.
What other eyelid surgeries do you perform?
Our surgeons have experience in performing many lid surgeries, including eyelid tightening, repositioning, skin cancer removal, benign skin lesion removal, eyelid reconstruction, and skin grafts.