Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve vision and appearance affected by ptosis (droopy eyelids). If your upper eyelids are droop, it can block much of your vision. Blepharoplasty is indicated as a medical versus aesthetic procedure by determining whether the droopiness of the eyelids impacts your vision or not. To do this, measurements, photos, and visual fields will be done to demonstrate that surgery would improve your vision. Most patients are very happy after blepharoplasty with their improved vision and appearance.
Depending on the cause of your droopy eyelids, surgery can be done to decrease the skin and fat around the upper or lower eyelids, or adjust the muscle that helps keep your eyelids open. Dr Cockerham will walk you through the pre and post-operative surgical instructions and prepare you for what to expect.
Dr. Cockerham performs functional eyelid surgery to improve vision that is obscured due to the following conditions:
- Allergies or thyroid disorders
- Weakened eyelid muscle
- Eyelid rotation or eyelash abnormalities
- Excessive eyelid skin
- Drooping eyelids
- Eyelid lesions
Dr. Cockerham can discuss the surgical and laser options that will provide you with your best possible outcome with remarkable techniques that leave little visible scarring. Insurance may cover all or a portion of your functional eyelid surgery.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about medical blepharoplasty, call 800-244-9907 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cockerham.