What is Blepharoplasty?
Sometimes, an abundance of skin around the eyes can create an unflattering facial appearance. The Eye Center of Southern Indiana offers eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty or an eye lift) to reduce excess skin and create a softer look that enhances your face's ability to convey emotion. If you're interested in refreshing your look with an eye lift, contact us to schedule a consultation.
What Is Blepharoplasty Like?
During your private consultation, treatment options will be discussed with your doctor based on your conditions that need to be corrected. Generally, ideal candidates have excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes or puffy skin below the bottom eyelid. Blepharoplasty involves making an incision along the natural crease of skin beneath the eyes and/or along the lash line above, allowing the surgeon to carefully remove excess skin and suture the remaining skin back together to tighten appearance. Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should expect to take about a week to recover at home. Results from blepharoplasty can last a decade or longer, but even though they are long-lasting, the aging process will continue.
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"Went here to get a consultation for eyelid lumps. They were able to go ahead and remove them in the same appointment. I am very sensitive with my eyes and frankly was terrified of this procedure but they made it as easy and relaxing as possible. They also helped me understand more about the condition of blepharitis and how to care for it for future prevention. Very helpful and staff is great."- S.L. / Google / Dec 10, 2022
"Everyone that I have interacted with over the past several months at the eye center has been great. They are always kind and understanding. Dr.Andrew Huck takes the time to ask me about my diabetes and life in general, as well as show me my scans and go over them with me so I understand how my eyes are doing and why he recommends what he does. They also did my laser eye surgery and made sure I felt comfortable during it all. I highly recommend going to them."- L.S. / Google / Dec 10, 2022
"I’ve been a patient here for many years. I’ve always been pleased with all my experiences. I’ve been receiving shots in my eyes for well over 10 years and still have good vision. Dr Chang has been my doctor and I count him as responsible for that. Because of him and continuing research into eye diseases, I am not blind! Thank you Eye Center!"- M.W. / Google / Feb 04, 2023
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Am I A Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure that is performed on both men and women to improve vision and enhance the overall aesthetic of the eyes. At your first visit, a member of our experienced team of doctors will review treatment options based on your conditions that need to be corrected. In most cases, ideal candidates' vision is impaired by excess, drooping skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or bloated skin just under the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause functional and vision difficulties that can get in the way of everyday life. Blepharoplasty also helps to create a more alert, youthful look. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid, or bags and circles under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to give you a younger appearance.
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary depending on whether you're having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. Once your treatment plan is created during your initial consultation, Dr. Grossman can go over cost estimates. For results that look natural and last for many years, it is better to concentrate on choosing a skilled M.D. whom you trust, like Dr. Grossman, instead of looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford a great eyelid lift, The Eye Center of Southern Indiana takes several payment methods, including low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If loose skin is compromising your vision, your health insurance might cover some of your eyelid lift. Please talk to Dr. Grossman during your consultation if you may be applying for an insurance claim. A team member at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana can help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance company to consider your claim. Typically, you will need a letter from an optometrist or ophthalmologist that blepharoplasty will restore your field of vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift doesn't just help to rejuvenate your appearance, but it can also give you other benefits. You may discover your field of vision expanding when loose, hanging skin on your upper eyelid is removed. It is also much easier to put on eye makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, paper-thin skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes look brighter and fuller without a lot of makeup.
If your vision is impaired from excess skin on your upper eyelids or you suffer from bulging bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty at The Eye Center of Southern Indiana may be the answer for you. This surgery can help you look refreshed and youthful, offering an excellent solution for your aesthetic concerns. Please call our office in Bloomington, IN to schedule a consultation.