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Blepharoplasty Skin Removed
What if too much skin is removed during blepharoplasty? I'm worried that my surgeon will remove too much skin during my blepharoplasty. What are the options if that happens?
Can a blepharoplasty procedure improve my peripheral vision? I'm and 48-year old women and over the past couple of years, my skin has begun to "sag" around my face. I understand that this is natural, but I have noticed that my peripheral vision has weened
If : If you are noticing that your peripheral vision is being affected by the loose skin of your upper eyelids, this may indeed be the case. A good rule of thumb (often but not always the case) is that if your eyelid skin has a tendency to sit directly upon your upper lashes, you are very likely to be experiencing some decrease in your visual fields and peripheral vision. The first step is to have formal visual field testing by your ophthalmologist. This will involve assessment of your ability to see objects in your direct and peripheral vision. If a reduction in your upper visual fields is identified, you may be a candidate for a medically indicated upper blepharoplasty, which would be covered by your insurance. Of note, lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) to reduce fat bags is not covered by insurance, and is considered cosmetic. Blepharoplasty surgery should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or otolaryngologist with experience and expertise in this area. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Are there any other procedures that get rid of saggy skin under the eyes other than blepharoplasty?
I've noticed the skin above my eyes (under the eye brow) already starting to sag a bit.Am I too young for an eye lift?
Depends: I advise you to see the Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist to determine if your concerns are cosmetic or medically necessary. Plastic surgeons are available to operate. ...Read more
Will an eye lift procedure make a big difference in the elasticity of the skin around my eyes? I have finally accepted the fact that a surgical procedure is the only way to correct the effects of age and sun damage on my eyes. Will an eye lift improve som
Eyelid : Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, doesn't really change the elasticity of the eyelid skin itself. It can involve removing excess skin and repositioning or removing excess eyelid fat. To change the skin itself topical medications and/or resurfacing may be options. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: The eyes are the central focus of the face. Having an refreshed appearance sends a subliminal message that you are alert and focused. However, the caveat to remember is that natural appearing lids is crucial. Overly pulled lids is not great surgery. You want a clean lid contour that maintains your individual identity. The procedure is well worth it. www.artofplasticsurgery.com. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Depends on issue: If the lid itself is drooping, that is called lid ptosis, (droop). If the lid is not drooping, but the eyelid skin is lax and is cascading so that it is blocking the visual field, this is eyelid excess. Visual field cuts must be documented to try and get it covered. Insurance companies have their own criteria. Ask your surgeon. They will guide you through the process... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lower lid surgery: Can be performed through a skin incision just below the eyelashes (transcutaneous) or through the inner surface of the lower eyelid (transconjunctival.) the latter leaves no visible scar. The former leaves a scar that becomes imperceptible after healing. There are other advantages and disadvantages to both approaches. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers