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Cosmetic and Functional Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty can often help when droopy upper eyelids impair vision. While many people know that eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure, in some cases it is also medically necessary.
Before her eyelid surgery, 74 year-old Mary Lou never considered cosmetic surgery.  “I just thought I would grow old gracefully,” she tells But when she found out that blepharoplasty (on the upper eyelids) could improve her vision, she decided to have the procedure. After surgery, she was happy with both the functional results and the improvements to her appearance.
“People told me I looked 10, 20 years younger,” she said after the surgery. “Now I understand why women do this sort of thing. It makes them feel better and look better.”
Her eyelid procedure was considered medically necessary, so it was covered under Medicare. During the same treatment, she also chose to get a laser procedure that would remove festoons under her eyes, which was considered an elective cosmetic procedure.

Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery

If you have any of the following concerns, you may be a candidates for eyelid surgery at Visage Surgical Institute in Medina.

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • A tired, puffy-eyed appearance
  • Crepey, excess eyelid skin
  • Impaired vision due to eyelid imperfections

After surgery, patients may have some swelling and tightness around the eyes, which should go away within two days after surgery, and a full recovery is usually within ten days.
For a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery can be combined with a brow lift or performed in addition to skin resurfacing around the eyes with a fractional laser.

Before and After Blepharoplasty

To learn more about eyelid surgery, contact Visage Surgical Institute in the Cleveland area.


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