Sagging skin over the eyes can make you look fatigued no matter how much sleep you get. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, can help improve the look of your eyes. Dr. Rifai can fix droopy or puffy eyelids and help you appear younger and more energized.
This is an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 1 hour. During the eyelid lift procedure, Dr. Rifai will make an incision along the natural crease of the upper lid to the eyelid’s outer edge. Any excess fat and skin will be removed and incisions are closed using fine sutures.
There is generally no pain after an eyelid lift and you can return to work in 2-3 days. Within a week after the procedure, any sutures can be removed. Any scarring is usually minimal and concealed within the eye crease. You can return to strenuous activities approximately 6 weeks after your eyelid lift.
Dr. Rifai has years of experience performing cosmetic surgery procedures and can answer any of your questions about an upper eyelid lift during your consultation.
Answer: In general, blepharoplasty is not covered by medical insurance for cosmetic purposes, though some coverage may be available when treating sagging upper eyelids which interfere with vision. Patients should be sure to check with their own insurer.