Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that is not medically necessary and is performed solely to improve your appearance.Unfortunately, your upper and sometimes lower eyelids may become droopy or baggy as part of the aging process. Your eyebrows also may sag or droop as a part of the same process. Cosmetically, such conditions may detract from the overall attractiveness of your eyes and face and cause a tired or older appearance. Cosmetically, such conditions may detract from the overall attractiveness of your eyes and face and cause a tired or older appearance.
There are two types of blepharoplasty: functional and cosmetic.
Functional Blepharoplasty: A functional blepharoplasty removes the excess skin that obscures your field of vision. If the procedure is determined to be medically necessary, it may be covered by medical insurance. How much vision is affected will be determined by testing your visual field with a Humphrey Visual Field (HVF) Analyzer.
Cosmetic Blepharoplasty: A cosmetic blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or on both.
If you don’t have a medical reason for a blepharoplasty procedure, you can discuss with your eye doctor any concerns or interest you might have regarding cosmetic eyelid surgery. who can evaluate you for any medical problems related to your eyelids. Good candidates for eyelid surgery include: