As we get older, eyelid skin can start to droop, resulting in the appearance of hooded upper eyelids, excess skin, and even fatty deposits around the eyes. For most people, this is a cosmetic annoyance that can be corrected with a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) procedure.
For others, sagging eyelid skin can be so excessive that it actually interferes with their field of vision. This leaves patients wondering…
“Can an eyelid lift actually improve my vision?”
Improving Your Vision with an Eyelid Lift
An eyelid lift is an excellent solution for patients who want to get rid of excess sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelids, as well as fatty deposits that contribute to signs of aging and fatigue. In addition to these cosmetic benefits, an eyelid lift can help improve a patient’s vision that’s been impacted by hooded or excessively sagging eyelid skin.
By removing this excess skin, patients may be able to enjoy their full field of vision again, which can significantly increase their happiness and quality of life.
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Can Health Insurance Cover the Cost of My Eyelid Lift?
For the most part, your eyelid lift isn’t covered by health insurance coverage. However, there are exceptions to the rule. For example, if your doctor or ophthalmologist believes that your vision is significantly impacted by loose eyelid skin – to the point where it impacts your quality of life – your health insurance may cover some or all of the cost of your eyelid lift.
If you think this is the case, be sure to discuss your concerns with your doctor, ophthalmologist, and/or the plastic surgeon who will be performing the surgery. Together, you and your healthcare team can work on a blepharoplasty plan that works best for you and your vision.
I have used Dr. Pittman for numerous surgeries and have highly recommended him to all of my friends and family members (which have also already been in to have surgery). My most recent surgery was my eyelid surgery. They were very tired looking and puffy. Dr. Pittman made me look years younger and I feel great!! Each day when I wake up and look in the mirror I just LOVE my results! Dr. Pittman and his staff are phenomenal. They have lots of before and after pictures and even offered to let me speak with their other patients who have had the same surgery. I am so happy with all of my surgeries I am signed up for more in the fall!
If you are looking to have plastic surgery, I would definitely recommend contacting his office.