Eyelid surgery continues to be one of the top cosmetic procedures performed in the US, according to recently released data. Eyelid surgery, also called "blepharoplasty," can rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and your entire face by removing puffy, sagging upper and lower eyelid skin.
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As a man or woman in your 40s, you have probably begun to develop saggy, droopy upper eyelids. This type of aging around the eyes is a normal part of growing older and losing elasticity in your skin. When you have drooping eyelids, it can make you feel less confident about your appearance.
When meeting with one of our experienced facial surgeons to discuss eyelid surgery, you should ask us any questions you have on your mind. We want you to be armed with all the information possible as you decide whether to elect facial surgery. If you are unsure of what questions to ask during your consultation, consider including these ones:
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At Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery, we want you to enjoy optimum eye health. As part of our reconstructive and corrective facial procedures, Dr. Morgenstern and Dr. Giacometti can correct a wide range of skin and eye related problems, such as:
Like any other surgical procedure, the blepharoplasty procedure (eyelid surgery) will require you to take some downtime to heal and recover. Each person's experience of surgical recovery is a little different, and we will make sure you are fully prepared for yours.
In certain situations, upper eyelid surgery is covered by Medicare or private health insurance, it just depends on how your eyelids are affecting your vision. If your upper eyelids are obscuring your vision, then many insurance policies will cover surgery to restore your field of vision.
The results of eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are generally long lasting. It's not uncommon for the longevity of results to vary slightly between patients, but you can expect the results of the upper eyelids to last about 5 to 7 years, and the lower eyelid results are essentially permanent.
Also known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is intended to make the face appear younger by reducing under eye bagginess and by removing sagging skin in the upper eyelids. The surgery may also improve vision in older patients whose vision is impeded by sagging upper eyelids.