Most patients think that blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a purely cosmetic procedure. Many patients don’t realize that blepharoplasty can correct their vision when performed by a plastic surgeon who understands the subtle anatomy of the eye. Dr. Max Pekarev has perfected a technique to improve your vision through a simple procedure that is covered by many patients’ insurance companies.
How Will I Be Evaluated for Blepharoplasty?
When patients come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Max, they should describe any discomfort or difficulty seeing. In many cases, a drooping eyelid can obstruct vision and make it very tough to see. During your consultation, Dr. Max will examine your eyelid to create a custom treatment plan for your blepharoplasty and document his results so that your insurance company will cover the costs.
Once you have decided to undergo the procedure, the procedure itself will focus on removing excess skin and tissue to restore your vision. After a one to two week healing period, patients experience a significant improvement in their vision as a result of the:
- Removal of excess drooping skin from the upper eyelid. Patients notice an improvement in their peripheral vision that makes tasks such as driving much easier.
- Elimination of fat deposits in the upper or lower eyelid. These bags can make wearing contact lenses or glasses difficult or impossible. After surgery, patients can comfortably wear prescription glasses.
- Reduction of eyestrain related to excess tissue surrounding the eye. After surgery, patients notice that the muscles surrounding their eyes are not as strained or uncomfortable.
Of course, a functional blepharoplasty that is done for medical reasons also has a cosmetic benefit. Patients who undergo a functional blepharoplasty appear years younger because this surgery has the same advantages as a cosmetic blepharoplasty.
To find out if you could benefit from a functional blepharoplasty, call our office at (817) 529-9199.