If you have eyelids that seem to droop or hang, or you notice large bags underneath your eyes, then you may be a good candidate for eyelid rejuvenation surgery. This form of plastic surgery is also called “blepharoplasty”, and it can be used to remove any extra eyelid tissue that you have which may hang down or give your eyes an older or less attractive appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the top and bottom eyelids, depending on the problems and symptoms that you are experiencing.
Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steve Merten explains that every case is different and unique, and that there are no guaranteed results from any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure. Always insist on seeing “before and after” plastic surgery photos and find an experienced plastic surgeon who performs this type of procedure fairly frequently. Many people experience improvement in the way their eyes look after an eye lift or other eyelid surgery, and sometimes these procedures will also help improve vision if the eyelid droops so low that it obstructs the eye and view of the patient.
Will the Shape of My Eyes Change?
It is possible to change the shape of your eyes by having eyelid plastic surgery, as well as having any extra tissue removed. Almond shaped eyes can be opened and widened some, giving them a rounder appearance that some find more appealing. The actual plastic surgery procedure that you have will determine how much the shape of your eyes change, and you should discuss this with the plastic surgeon that you have chosen to do the operation.
Will My Health Insurance Cover the Cost of Blepharoplasty?
In most cases blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery will not be covered by typical health insurance plans because it is not usually considered a medically necessary procedure. In a small percentage of cases the drooping of the eyelid will interfere with vision, and in this situation then Medicare and your health insurance may cover eyelid surgery.
How Much Will Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Eyelid surgery will depend on a number of factors; whether it is considered medical, the exact procedure that will be performed, and the hospital selected to have the procedure performed at. Prices usually start at around $3,500
What Do I Need to Know About This Type of Plastic Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery that may require some time to recover fully from this operation. Usually a general anaesthesia will be used and this comes with risks as well. Plastic surgery may not give identical results in each case so it is important to consult a plastic surgeon that performs this procedure on a regular basis to find out if you are a good candidate for this operation.
If you want to discuss eyelid surgery or any other cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures please call us at Pure Aesthetics on 9252 9262, or Contact Us for an appointment to see our Sydney Plastic Surgeon Dr Steve Merten.