Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery on the lids to enhance function and appearance. This is an outpatient procedure done at our surgery center under local anesthetic.
How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?
Typically as we age, upper lids droop due to gravity as well as tissue laxity. People typically compensate by trying to raise their eyebrows. Blepharoplasty often involves raising the lids and removing excess skin in the upper lid.
Does Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is often a cosmetic procedure. However, in certain situations, if the droopy eyelids interfere with vision, blepharoplasty can become medically necessary and covered by insurance. Lid surgery can significantly influence the health of the eye including dryness, exposure, eye muscle function, etc. As such your eye surgeon is uniquely qualified to care for eyelid abnormalities.
Are Your Eyelids Heavy or Droopy?
If you are bothered by heavy lids or droopy lids, or are considering eyelid surgery, make an appointment with our doctors at Bloomberg Eye Center in Newark and Columbus, Ohio and explore your options.