Considering Eyelid Surgery? Here's What You Need to Know

by - Wednesday, December 12, 2018


As they say, the eyes are 'windows to the soul.' Whether you're sad, happy, angry or tired- your emotion and state of mind can clearly be seen in the eyes. The eyes tend to be seen as the most beautiful feature on most faces, and so as we age and things start changing it can make you feel as though you're losing your youthful good looks. The eyelid's skin is very delicate and is one of the areas to show the first signs of stress and aging. Eyelid surgery can help to restore your facial appearance. Before you go under the knife for what is scientifically is known as Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), it's worth knowing these facts.

1. It Can Sometimes Be Covered By Insurance
As a cosmetic surgery, eyelid surgery isn't usually covered by insurance. However, if it's on medical grounds, for example the eyelid skin is obstructing your vision, insurance can cover. Usually it will depend on the severity of the issue and complexity, but before footing the bill from your pocket, contact your insurance company to ascertain if they're able to cover you.

2. Corrects Some Eye Conditions
The good thing about Blepharoplasty is that it helps to repair some eye problems. Excess skin around the eyes, excess fats around the eyes, puffiness under the eyes and sagging effects around the eyes can be corrected by eyelid surgery. The surgery can be done either on the upper eyelids or the lower eyelids depending on the problem. Before going ahead, ensure that all of the necessary tests have been done by eyelid surgery specialists.

3. Low Risk with Minimal Side Effects
Eyelid surgery, compared to other operations, is low risk. It doesn't require you to be admitted into hospital since the procedure is usually an outpatient case, except for severe cases. Roughly it will take 45 minutes to 2 hours for the process to be undertaken under local anesthesia. The side effects and complications are present but temporary. You will experience mild swelling, mild pains and bruising before everything settles down. Following the recommended pre-surgery procedures and post-surgery procedures will aid in faster healing by preventing complications. Wear protective glasses and apply non-irritating facial products.

4. It's a Popular Procedure
Due to its simplicity in being carried out, Blepharoplasty is very popular among women- though men too have been undergoing the procedure. It ranks among the most popular cosmetic treatment procedures, alongside tummy tucks, liposuction, breast lifts, and breast augmentation. According to medical statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015 saw a total of 170,000 Blepharoplasty surgeries carried out in the United States alone.

5. You'll Get a Great End Result
After these kinds of cosmetic surgeries, results start to show after some time once you're fully healed and the swelling has gone down. After eyelid surgery, the results will be evident soon after the muscles, and tissues surrounding the eyes have completely healed. The effects are long lasting, and in some people the confidence this simple procedure can give them can be life changing. 

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