Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) (cont.)
In this Article
- The eyelid aging process
- Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
- Will the results of my eye lift be permanent?
- How should I prepare for eyelid surgery?
- How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
- What is recovery time like after eyelid surgery?
- What are the possible complications from a blepharoplasty?
- Does insurance cover the cost of blepharoplasty?
- Find a local Plastic Surgeon in your town
What Are the Possible Complications From Eyelid Surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there is some degree of risk. However rare they may be, it is important to be aware of potential complications before you decide to have an eye lift.
Complications and unwanted results from an eye lift are rare, but sometimes they do occur. Most patients are very satisfied with the procedure.
Problems with eyelid surgery can include:
- Dry eyes
- Abnormal discoloration of the skin of the eyelids
- Eyelid skin that folds in or out abnormally
- An inability to fully close the eyes
- A pulled down lower lid lash line or a possible loss of vision
If you experience any of these complications, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Does Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?
An insurance carrier may only agree to cover this surgery if the patient's eyelids are drooping to a level that impairs his or her vision. Vision tests are required before surgery to confirm the problem. Otherwise, the procedure is considered cosmetic and not medically necessary.
WebMD Medical Reference
Reviewed by Michael J. Wheatley, MD, on September 19, 2009
Last Editorial Review: 9/19/2009
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