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Upper-Eyelid Surgery

When people hear about plastic surgery, then immediately think they are only for vain people. Although plastic surgery does enhance the beauty of a person, it is also important and healthy for a person to care for their looks. There are many procedures in plastic surgery that can help improve a person’s facial features, and blepharoplasty is one of them. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the surgical procedure which alters the look of a person’s upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or sometimes even both.

Blepharoplasty is performed in order to remove sagging skin which causes folds or disturbs that natural contour of the eyelids, since these can lead to vision problems to the patient. It can also help in removing the puffiness underneath the eyelid skin caused by fatty deposits. It can correct droopy lower eyelids, and can even alter the extra skin (as well as fine lines) along the lower eyelids.

There are risks, along with benefits, of having a, eyelid surgery. It is important to talk with a board-certified Des Moines plastic surgeon in order to avoid complications and ensure that the procedure will go smoothly. It also helps to have professional advice because they can help in finding the right surgeon or hospital for the surgery. It also prevents any medical issues that can come up or be aggravated because of the cosmetic procedure.

There are factors to be considered before eyelid surgery is performed on a patient. The patient’s physical health and medical history is seriously taken into consideration, in order to determine if the procedure is necessary or appropriate. Exams such as eye examinations, past reactions to drugs and other possible complications are checked. Consider the financial cost of the surgery, and if you have medical reasons to have blepharoplasty, you may have to pay for the surgery out of your own money. Because blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is under the category of cosmetic surgery, it is not usually covered by health insurance.