Eyelid surgery can remove bags from under your eyes, eliminate dark circles, corrected hooded eye looks and provide anti-aging benefits to the patients. However, according to Health News Digest, this procedure could also help correct vision problems caused by impaired vision caused by loose skin around the eyelids.
During blepharoplasty, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin from around the eyelid. While it may induce blurry vision for a day or two afterward and potential swelling as the patient heals, the end result often means a clear and unobstructed field of vision.
Stretched skin and excess fat can accumulate as we age, making this procedure amore likely necessityfor older patients. Blepharoplasty's anti-aging benefitsprovide otheradvantages as well.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and lower lids, but upper eyelid surgery is more common for correcting vision impairment, as excess, loose skin in this area is more likely to cause problems with vision, especially the outer field of vision.
According to the news source, electing for blepharoplasty to correct vision issues is often covered by insurance, even though it is a cosmetic procedure, which are usually not covered. However, it is important to discuss your options with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to understand the options available to you and to decide if eyelid surgery is necessary for you.
For those considering this procedure in the New York area, contact Dr. James Marotta, the best plastic surgeon on Long Island for a consultation and more information on blepharoplasty and other cosmetic procedures that may benefit you.