Blepharoplasty is a procedure that repairs droopy eyelids. If your eyelids interfere with your field of vision, it may be deemed a “medical necessity” and covered by most insurances. Otherwise, the procedure is considered a cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance.
Dr. Benaim, our resident ophthalmologist, has performed more than 4,000 blepharoplasty procedures in Jupiter, Fla., so you can rest-assured you’re in good hands.
To assess your need for blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Benaim, our resident ophthalmologist.
Who Needs Eyelid Surgery?
There are a number of reasons why you might consider eyelid surgery, including:
- Droopy eyelids
- Excess skin on your eyelids that impacts your side vision
Some patients also opt for blepharoplasty due to dramatic bags under their eyes.
Preparing for Eyelid Surgery
Prior to scheduling your eyelid surgery, Dr. Benaim will talk you through the procedure, what to expect, and answer any questions. We’ll also conduct a few tests, including a visual field test, which can detect side vision loss due to excessive lid skin. During the same appointment, we’ll take pre-operative photos of your eyelids.
Our team will then work with you to schedule a day and time for surgery that best aligns with your schedule. Don’t forget to arrange a ride home following your eyelid surgery.
What Happens During Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty involves the removal or repositioning of the excessive upper eyelid tissue that is impairing your vision.
Typically, the excess skin from the upper lid will hang down over the eyelashes and block your side vision or affect the outer and upper parts of your field of vision. This can cause problems when driving or reading.
Depending on the reason for the procedure, Dr. Benaim might make external incisions along the folds of the eyelids or at the creases of the upper lids below the lashes.
What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery
For the first two weeks after surgery, patients may experience substantial swelling and bruising. Don’t worry — that’s normal. After several weeks, the swelling will go down and the bruising will go away.
We like to see patients one day after the procedure to check on them — and one week later for suture removal. Additionally, we schedule a three-month appointment as a final follow-up.
To discuss your potential need for blepharoplasty, please call (561) 747-7777.