Age can take its toll on every aspect of our lives (including our vision) making everyday tasks seem more difficult. Loose, sagging skin can impair our eyesight. Fat pads on the upper eye can droop over time causing a blockage. The good news is, there’s hope. Men and women who are experiencing age-related vision problems can take advantage of eyelid surgery to regain lost peripheral vision.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) isn’t always done for cosmetic purposes. The outpatient procedure is typically done in 1-2 hours and can help certain patients dramatically improve their field of vision. When performed for medical reasons, eyelid surgery is known as a functional blepharoplasty. The procedure can have long-term benefits for the right candidate. Let’s take a closer look.
*Individual results may vary
Correlation Between Eyelid Surgery & Vision
One of the most common vision problems eyelid surgery can address is droopy or overhanging eyelids. Loose or sagging skin on the upper eyelid can obstruct eyesight to the point of making certain tasks like driving more difficult. During a functional blepharoplasty, Dr. Correa will remove excess skin that’s blocking vision as well as tightening the underlying muscles for long-term results.
Another age-related problem that can negatively impact vision is either out-turned or inward turned eyelids. Both conditions can be downright painful leaving the eyes continuously dry and irritated. Dr. Correa meticulously works to restore the normal function of the eyelid and tear duct resulting in better vision. Patients can enjoy the added benefit of a refreshed, youthful-looking appearance.
It’s important to choose an experienced surgeon when seeking facial plastic surgeries of any kind. Opting for a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Correa can ensure an optimal outcome without complications. Dr. Bryan Correa has performed hundreds of successful eyelid surgeries for both cosmetic and functional purposes throughout his career.
Am I A Candidate for A Functional Blepharoplasty?
A functional blepharoplasty may be right for you if you’ve noticed impaired vision due to sagging upper eyelids and would like a long-term solution. The ideal candidate should be in otherwise good physical and mental health with realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. Typically, non-smokers have a better response to blepharoplasty surgeries.
At the time of your in-person consult, Dr. Correa will perform a full facial analysis and help determine your candidacy for the procedure. Medical blepharoplasty surgeries can be customized to have both cosmetic and functional benefits. You can also enlist the help of a brow lift or lower eyelid lift for enhanced aesthetic results with a single recovery period.
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Blepharoplasty Financing in Houston
Some insurance providers may cover part or all of your functional blepharoplasty. Many private insurance companies have specific rules about how bad your eyes must be. When appropriate, they can preauthorize upper eyelid surgery in advance. Speak with your provider directly to determine if you qualify.
Alternatively, Correa Plastic Surgery does have several financing options if you’re planning to pay for your eyelid surgery out of pocket. Talk to your patient-care coordinator at the time of your consultation to learn more about your short and long-term financing options.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about Eyelid Surgery? Schedule your free consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeron Dr. Correa by filling out the form on this page or by calling Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 918-7719. Proudly serving patients in The Woodlands & Houston, TX.
*Individual results may vary.