What is a Lower Blepharoplasty?
One of the most noticeable signs of aging is sagging skin below the eyes, caused by the weakening of the facial muscles and surrounding tissue over time. The sagging leads to the formation of puffy “eye bags” beneath the lower lids, which cast dark shadows on the face and give the eyes a sunken appearance.
A lower blepharoplasty procedure is when excess skin and tissue are removed from your lower lids, and fat is either removed or repositioned to restore lost volume and reduce the prominence of “eye bags.” This procedure gives you a more youthful, alert appearance, improving your overall look.
The precise methods of your procedure will vary depending on the severity of your sagging skin and the prominence of eye bags. When you meet with Dr. Bryant, he will evaluate your lower eyelids and face to determine which version of the procedure he will perform to improve the area around your eyes.
Does Insurance Cover Lower Eyelid Surgery?
Because a lower blepharoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure, it’s not typically covered by insurance providers. Lower eyelid surgery is sometimes performed alongside an upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, which your health insurance may cover if it’s deemed medically necessary as a way to restore your full range of vision.