Why Should I Get Eyelid Surgery in St. Peters, MO?
Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) can improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Boschert, Dr. Craig, and Dr. Mills are all experts in eye surgery and addressing the loose skin and fat around the eyes. They can give you a more youthful and energetic appearance. In some cases, other facial procedures can accompany eyelid surgery.
Is Eyelid Surgery Covered By Insurance?
If your vision is obscured, eyelid surgery can be performed for medical reasons and may be covered by your health insurance.
What Can Blepharoplasty Treat?
Blepharoplasty is a viable treatment option for any of the following conditions:
- Bags under the eyes
- Loose or excess skin hanging down from the upper eyelid
- Puffiness around the upper eyelids
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Crepe paper wrinkles around the lower eyelids
Upper Blepharoplasty Vs. Lower Blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the interior corner to slightly beyond the outside corner of your lid. This is typically where the incision is placed, and once the tissue is removed, the skin is closed with sutures.
Lower blepharoplasty is similar to the upper eyelid procedure and is performed to help with those puffy bags under your eyes. Incisions are placed on the natural lines of your lid and any fat and skin are then removed. A laser may also be used to tighten and firm the skin and sutures will be used to close the incision.
Recovery From Eyelid Surgery
With eyelid surgery, scarring is either very minimal or not visible at all. We advise that makeup not be worn for the first seven days after surgery while you continue to heal. In just a few weeks, you should be able to see the full benefits from your procedure.