What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin, fat, and/or muscle from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. A blepharoplasty procedure rejuvenates eyes that appear tired, puffy, or saggy. It may also be performed to improve vision by correcting upper lid drooping.
How Does Aging Affect The Eyelids?
Our skin loses its elasticity as we age. The constant pull from gravity combined with a loss of elasticity causes our upper eyelids to collect excessive skin and create the appearance of drooping eyelids. The loosening of the skin and underlying muscle can also trigger an aged appearance in the lower eyelids as well.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty Or Eyelid Surgery In Atlanta?
If you are a man or woman who is in good physical health and interested in fighting the effects of aging skin in the eye area, eyelid surgery may be a good option. You should also have realistic expectations of the surgery as well as healthy muscles and facial tissue. If you suffer from a pre-existing medical condition, serious eye complications, or an active disease, you should refrain from undergoing the procedure. The best way to know if you are a good candidate for a blepharoplasty procedure is to schedule a consultation with a blepharoplasty doctor at Milan Eye Center.
What Is Involved In The Pre-operative Consultation For Blepharoplasty?
During a pre-operative consultation, our Milan Eye Center blepharoplasty specialists in Atlanta will thoroughly evaluate the area around your eyes, including your eyelids to determine whether a surgery for your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both eyelids is beneficial. In addition, they will explain what can be expected during the surgery and throughout the recovery process. If eyelid surgery is not the right option for your unique situation, the doctors at Milan Eye Center, will help you determine the best options for you.
What To Expect During Blepharoplasty Surgery In Atlanta
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that can last 1-2 hours depending on your specific needs. The surgery uses local anesthesia and conscious sedation. Details on the upper and lower eyelid procedures include:
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, our eye specialists will place an incision in the natural crease of your upper lid so that they are hidden when eyes are open. Next, excess skin, muscle and fatty tissue will be removed. Then, the incision will be closed and concealed.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Our eye specialists will place an incision right below your lower lash line to get remove excess skin from the lower eyelid. A trans-conjunctival incision or an incision hidden within the lower lid is another way for eyelid surgeons to remove fat, shin, or muscle from the lower eyelid.
When Can Be Expected During The Recovery Process?
After surgery, you will be encouraged to keep your head elevated, get plenty of rest, and apply ice to the affected area to reduce bruising and swelling. Although recovery time from upper eyelid surgery can vary depending on the patient, most patients can return to moderate activities within 3 or 4 days.
Is Eyelid Surgery Covered By Insurance?
Blepharoplasty, like most cosmetic procedures is not typically covered by insurance. However, if your upper eyelid skin interferes with your vision, insurance coverage for eyelid surgery may be available. To determine if you qualify for coverage, Milan Eye Center will provide your insurance company with pictures of your eyes and any other details requested for the pre-authorization process.
Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Treatment In Atlanta, Georgia
If you’re ready to look alert again and help turn back time on your appearance, contact Milan Eye Center at 678-681-9834 or fill out our contact form to schedule a Blepharoplasty consultation in Atlanta!