Are you frustrated by sagging skin and wrinkles around your eyes? Eyelid surgery, known in the medical community as a blepharoplasty, is unique in that it falls among the few cosmetic procedures that may be covered by medical insurance. Eyelid surgery removes wrinkles, folds, and loose skin around the eyes to improve appearance and vision. If you’re having problems with excess skin around your upper or lower eyelids, ask Dr. Brantner’s office about an eye lift procedure.

Eye Lift Procedures

older female patientEyelid surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with a full facelift. The procedure smooths lines around the eyes, removes excess skin, and reduces puffiness due to fat deposits. By lifting drooping eyelids, eyelid surgery restores patients to a more youthful appearance, allowing the brightness of their eyes to shine through. Patients experiencing vision problems due to skin folds may be candidates for eyelid surgery for medical reasons. If you have experienced limited eyesight due to sagging skin above or below the eyes, ask your insurance provider if eyelid rejuvenation falls under your coverage.

Good Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

As with any plastic surgery procedure, good candidates for eyelid surgery are non-smokers with no medical conditions known to cause complications. Candidates may also have:

  • Excess skin that causes folds and wrinkles around the eyes, potentially impairing vision
  • Visible bags beneath the eyes
  • Puffy, fatty deposits on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Wrinkles and fine lines on the lower eyelids
  • Drooping skin on the lower lid that exposes the whites of the eyes

Do you believe you’re a good candidate for an eyelid rejuvenation procedure? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brantner to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you.

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