As we go through life, even if we have taken care of ourselves, the skin around our eyes stretches and wrinkles. Extra skin can cause the upper lids to sag while under the eye the tissue can bulge forward and become discolored. In severe cases, vision can become partially blocked. Typically, these unwanted characteristics come with age, beginning in the late 30s and early 40s, but hereditary factors can cause a much younger person to appear prematurely aged.
With an eyelid procedure called blepharoplasty, your doctor can help restore a more youthful, alert and healthy look to your eyes. Sometimes referred to as a mini-face lift, blepharoplasty has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women because of its high level of patient satisfaction. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.
Upper Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes extra skin above the eyelid to achieve a more youthful look, and often improves vision. Dr. Spindle takes a conservative approach, ensuring you achieve a natural appearance and can close your eyes properly.
Lower Blepharoplasty can effectively and permanently eliminate under eye puffiness for a more awake, youthful appearance.
As a general rule, insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, if your eyelids are encroaching upon your field of vision, Blepharoplasty may be covered as “medically necessary” surgery. If you want to look as good as you feel, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty.