A Quick Overview of Eyelid Surgery
If you are looking tired and a bit aged, or beyond your years, then eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty as it is medically known) may provide the youthful and refreshed appearance that eludes you.
There are two types of blepharoplasty: upper and lower — depending on the eyelid being treated.
They are both the result of time and affect people to varying degrees depending on their hereditary predisposition.
Upper blepharoplasty addresses excess, sagging skin which can lead to a droopiness called hooding. In some instances, the upper eyelids may sag so much they become an obstruction and begin to interfere with eyesight. In these cases, upper blepharoplasty may be covered in part or entirely by health insurance.
The most common lower eyelid issue is bulging, commonly referred to as under-eye bags. But lower eyelid surgery is also used to remove excess skin as a powerful way to smooth the skin. For further smoothing and tightening of the skin, it is also often combined with a chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing, or Botox to treat fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. And sometimes the previously mentioned non-surgical procedures are performed instead of surgery.
Finally surgery in this area can be used to treat a hollowness between the cheek and lower lid, also known as a nasojugal groove, or tear trough deformity.
Lower blepharoplasty is not usually covered by insurance.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More
If you’d like to know more and to have an evaluation, please contact the office of Dr. Rami K. Batniji M.D., F.A.C.S. at his Beverly Hills office (310-467-2180) or Newport Beach/Orange County office (949-650-8882). Prospective patients can also email the staff to schedule an initial consultation to discuss any concerns or questions.
Dr. Batniji specializes in the face and neck regions. He is among only a handful of face and neck specialists in Southern California. As a result, his experience ensures the best results to rejuvenate those areas in a way that appears natural, both surgically and non-surgically. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has written extensively in a number of medical journals and spoken regularly at medical conferences. Click here to see the doctor’s bio.
Dr. Batniji will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your concerns and whether or not upper eyelid surgery can best address your needs.