Question: Can eyelid surgery be covered by insurance?

Eyelid surgery can be covered by medical insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. Functional eyelid surgery removes heavy skin that hangs over the eyelash line, interfering with the line of sight.

Does insurance cover upper eyelid surgery?

Insurance companies do not generally cover the lower eyelid blepharoplasty, but upper blepharoplasty is usually covered if an examination by an ophthalmologist determines that droopiness of the upper eyelid impairs vision.

Is a blepharoplasty ever medically necessary?

Blepharoplasty, blepharoptosis repair, or brow lift is considered cosmetic and not medically necessary when performed to improve an individuals appearance in the absence of any signs or symptoms of functional abnormalities. Lower lid blepharoplasty is considered cosmetic and not medically necessary.

Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

Generally, ideal candidates for blepharoplasty include those who suffer from droopy lower eyelids that cause an increased amount of eye white to show, those who have sagging upper lids caused by a buildup of fatty tissue beneath the skin and individuals who are having their vision – especially their peripheral vision – ...

How can I fix my saggy eyelids?

How to fix droopy eyelids without surgery. Non-surgical treatments can help make your eyes look more youthful. Injections such as Botox and Dysport and dermal fillers can tighten the skin of the eyelids. A board-certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon can help you choose the right treatment.

Who is not a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

You may not be a good candidate if: You want to improve crows feet or uneven eyes. You have drooping eyebrows. Eyelid surgery can make this worse.

What is a good age for blepharoplasty?

Eyelid Lift Surgery Can Be Performed at Any Age Most people who get eyelid surgery are in their 30s or older. But no real age requirement exists for blepharoplasty — it can be safely performed on younger patients. That said, cosmetic surgeons generally recommend waiting until at least age 18.

What is the best age for eyelid surgery?

Eyelid Lift Surgery Can Be Performed at Any Age Most people who get eyelid surgery are in their 30s or older. But no real age requirement exists for blepharoplasty — it can be safely performed on younger patients. That said, cosmetic surgeons generally recommend waiting until at least age 18.

Can you fix droopy eyelids without surgery?

The most common non-surgical procedures are eyelid lifts and brow lifts. As you can expect, an eyelid lift refers to the treatment of the entire eyelid region while non-surgical brow lifts focus only on the eyebrows.

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