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Sagging, droopy skin from the upper eyelid can often reduce one’s vision by weighing down the upper eyelid and hanging over the eyelashes. In an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the extra skin from the upper eyelid is removed through an incision made in the eyelid crease. Fat in the eyelid may or may not be removed at the same time. The procedure can greatly increase your peripheral vision and reduce feelings of heaviness and irritation of the eyelids. Insurance companies will often cover this procedure for these reasons.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty may also be done to improve one’s appearance. The eyes are an integral part of ones appearance. With age the skin thins and begins to sag. The orbital septum also thins and fat from around the eye may protrude as lumps or bumps in the eyelid. Reducing the amount of excess skin and sculpting the orbital fat can provide a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the eyelids, Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to reduce the bulges in the lower eyelid caused by the fat pockets underneath the eye. Extra sagging skin may also need to be removed. This procedure can be performed either from an incision behind the eyelid or in front of the eyelid (underneath the eyelashes) depending on the amount of extra skin present in the lower eyelid. Insurance companies typically will not cover lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
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