Blepharoplasty FAQs

By John Lee MD
September 15, 2018
Blepharoplasty Bryn Mawr, PAWe all have something about ourselves that we’re not comfortable with. Unfortunately, we’re wired that way. Either we wish we were taller, had curly hair, could tan better, had freckles, or… the list goes on and on. But sometimes our lives can truly be improved by tweaking our appearance. For example, blepharoplasty can help remove sagging skin that dips into our line of sight. Imagine being able to see how you’re meant to! Keep reading to learn about blepharoplasty and have some of your most frequently asked questions answered.

What does it treat?

Blepharoplasty is also referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery, and its focus is changing the skin and fat around the eyes. An upper blepharoplasty targets the fat and excess skin that sits above the upper eyelid. A lower blepharoplasty targets the bags under your eyes, and may include removal of a little bit of skin to leave a smooth appearance after the bags have been removed. Blepharoplasty is recommended for people who have excess skin sagging into their line of sight, or even for people who are uncomfortable with the amount of skin and/or fat around their eyes.

Will I have scars?

While we pride ourselves in hiding the scars from upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures, there will always be a scar after any surgical procedure. Generally we can hide scars in creases of the skin so they are perceptible to you and nobody else.

Can I wear contact lenses?

Because your eyes will need time to heal, pulling on the skin to insert contact lenses and remove them is not recommended. For a few days to a few weeks, we recommend wearing your glasses. This will give you the best results and can help you avoid complications like infection.

Is it covered by insurance?

Blepharoplasty can be a necessary or cosmetic procedure, so insurance may or may not cover the cost. Generally, if you opt for a blepharoplasty because your vision is affected, then insurance is more likely to cover the cost of the procedure. If your blepharoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, then your insurance is not likely to cover the cost. If you have questions, please contact your insurance. Interested in learning more? Contact us at (610) 789-6701 to schedule a consultation today.
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