When Eyelid Surgery Becomes Medically Necessary
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic enhancement procedure offered at the Nielsen Eye Center. People who are unhappy with excess, sagging eyelid skin have the opportunity to rejuvenate their appearance through surgical intervention. What some may not realize, however, is at a certain point, sagging eyelid skin may make an eyelid lift medically necessary.
Sagging skin can interfere with peripheral vision and significantly affect one’s driving, reading, and other daily activities. The good news is this obstruction of vision does not have to be permanent. Excess eyelid skin can often be removed with a surgical eyelid lift, and the procedure may be covered by your insurance if the skin is determined to be affecting your vision. If you are concerned about loose eyelid skin obstructing your sight, we encourage you to undergo a professional evaluation to learn about your options.
If you would like more information about excess eyelid skin and its effect on your vision, please schedule a consultation with us to let us help you find the best solution to your concerns. Also, stay tuned for our next blog post detailing what characteristics make someone a good candidate for eyelid surgery.