standard-title Blepharoplasty for Drooping Eyelids

Blepharoplasty for Drooping Eyelids

Southwest Missouri’s Center for Cosmetic Eyelid Lifts and Blepharoplasty to Correct Droopiness

The surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid tissue, tighten muscles and reduce wrinkles is called blepharoplasty – also commonly referred to as an eyelid lift or eyelift. As we age, eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and deposits of protective fat around the eye may begin to bulge causing droopiness or producing an appearance of puffiness. Blepharoplasty can be performed to minimize these signs of aging on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both.

Eyelid lifts sometimes are performed for medical or functional reasons when excess upper eyelid tissue obstructs vision or weighs down the eyelid. For aesthetic reasons, patients often choose blepharoplasty to improve their appearance by making the area around their eyes firmer and more youthful looking. To completely rejuvenate the eye area, your surgeon may also recommend BOTOX® injections for the eye area to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Is eyelid surgery covered by insurance?

No, if the surgery is being done purely for cosmetic reasons. If your vision is being impaired by drooping or puffiness of the upper eyelid, the surgery may be covered by insurance. Blepharoplasty for the lower lid removes large bags under the eyes; it’s unusual for this to be covered by insurance. Consult with your Missouri Eye Institute surgeon to see if you’re a candidate for blepharoplasty and if your surgery might be covered by insurance.

Blepharoplasty Before and After