At Eye Center South, we’re known for our experienced team of eye surgeons, cutting-edge technology and advanced treatments, and compassionate, personalized care. For forty years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing the Wiregrass with world-class eye care. We’re renowned in our region and beyond when it comes to the health and structure of the eyes, but we also know that other physical factors can affect your vision, too. These include the overall function of your eyelids, brows, and the muscles of your face, which is why we have the tools to treat these issues as well.
We provide a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures to care for the areas around your eyes, including an upper blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery.
Our Dothan Cosmetic Surgeon
When you come to Eye Center South for your upper blepharoplasty, the procedure will be performed by Richard W. Bryant, M.D., our board-certified Facial Cosmetic and Orbital Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Bryant completed his highly-specialized oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills, California, under the guidance of world-renowned cosmetic surgeons. His meticulous attention to detail and experience in the field of orbital and cosmetic surgery has made him a sought-after eyelid surgeon across the Wiregrass.
What is an Upper Blepharoplasty?
As we age, our facial muscles start to weaken, causing the skin of the eyelids and brows to droop as time goes on. While minimal drooping may not be an issue, severely-sagging skin around the eyes can reduce peripheral vision and obstruct your upper field of vision. While drooping eyelids may be caused by ptosis — which requires repair of the eyelid’s levator muscle — sagging skin on the upper eyelids can be corrected with an upper blepharoplasty.
During an upper blepharoplasty, excess tissue is removed from the upper eyelids that is causing it to sag. This restores your eyelids to a more youthful look and, in severe cases, improves your vision where it has been obstructed by the upper eyelid. Many patients choose to undergo a lower blepharoplasty — a procedure to remove the sagging skin under the eyes — at the same time, to treat all eyelid issues simultaneously and refresh the entire area around the eye at once.
Does Insurance Cover Eyelid Surgery?
Upper blepharoplasty is a popular aesthetic surgery, but generally, cosmetic surgery isn’t covered by insurance providers. However, if the sagging eyelid obscures a considerable portion of the vision field, this is considered a reconstructive surgery, and will usually be included in your insurance plan. This is often the case with upper blepharoplasty; it’s one of the only eyelid surgeries that is frequently considered medically necessary and is able to be covered by health insurance.
A lower blepharoplasty, for comparison, is almost always considered a cosmetic procedure. And, double eyelid surgery is an upper blepharoplasty performed to create a crease in the eye where there was none before, and is also treated as an aesthetic solution rather than one that’s necessary to preserve full visual performance. Schedule an appointment today with our experienced aesthetic team to discuss more about your surgery and insurance options!
Can You Benefit
From An Upper Blepharoplasty?
Find out by getting in contact with one of our specialists.
Upper Blepharoplasty in Dothan, AL
If you’re struggling with your vision due to sagging eyelids, or if you want to reverse signs of aging for a more youthful look, an upper blepharoplasty can do wonders for your situation. During a consultation, Dr. Bryant and his team will take the time to discuss your options and assess your needs to figure out which of our aesthetic solutions is right for you. Call (800) 467-1393 for an aesthetic consultation today, and we’ll be happy to help you!