Surprising Facts about Eyelid Surgery

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Blepharoplasty, or Eyelid Surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid skin that is impairing eyesight. Our experienced doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo can easily provide you with this cosmetic surgery. Listed below are some surprising facts about eyelid surgery that you may not have known before.

Eyelid Surgery is not just cosmetic. While it may improve your features, the removal of excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids can actually help to improve your eyesight. By eliminating the overhanging skin, this procedure greatly improves peripheral vision.

Eyelid Surgery is the second most popular facial plastic surgery procedure. In 2013, there were more than 215,000 eyelid surgeries performed in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It might be due to the fact that eyelid surgery is a relatively easy and very beneficial procedure to have.

Incisions from the surgery are easily camouflaged. The incision is precisely made within the creases of your upper eyelids and below the eyelash line on the lower eyelids. Over time the scars will fade and you will no longer be able to see any evidence of an incision.

It’s not just for women. Men too can benefit from this surgery. While eyelid surgery is known to be cosmetic, the surgery itself is very beneficial to one’s peripheral vision and is often recommended for those suffering from drooping eyelids.

Results are long lasting. While it may take some time to heal as the muscles and skin settle to their new placement, the results of the surgery will last for years to follow.

Your insurance may cover the cost of the surgery. If the droopiness of your eyelids proves to be severe enough and a medical necessity, most insurances will help or cover the cost for the surgery. The surgery can also be done just for cosmetic reasons as well, but may not be covered by your insurance.

By making an appointment to receive a consultation by one of our experienced doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo, we can help you to get that much closer to receiving the eyelid surgery you have been wanting or needing. Whether it is for medical reasons or purely cosmetic, we can assure you that you will be happy with the end results. Call us today to receive more information on the procedures we provide and to have a consultation today.

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