Eyelid Surgery May Improve Vision While Rejuvenating Appearance

For some patients, eyelid surgery can improve both appearance and vision. Tampabay.com shares a story of Mary Lou Lueders, 74, who says she never considered cosmetic surgery. “I just thought I would grow old gracefully,” she said.

When she found out that eyelid surgery would improve her vision, she decided to have the procedure. After the procedure, she was happy with not only the functional results, but also the changes to her appearance.

If you have droopy upper eyelids that impair your vision, a functional blepharoplasty procedure may be able to improve your vision. As an additional benefit, you’ll look younger and more rested.

“People told me I looked 10, 20 years younger,” said Lueders after the operation. “Now I understand why women do this sort of thing. It makes them feel better and look better.”

“The face communicates so much,” said Tampa surgeon Adam Scheiner, who performed Lueders’ surgery. “The natural course of aging may make us look sleepy, tired or sick all the time. That’s not fair to those people who feel great but their face sends a different message.”

In Lueders’ case, her eyelid procedure was considered medically necessary and was covered by Medicare. She also had a laser procedure to remove festoons under her eyes, which was considered a cosmetic procedure.

For a total upper face rejuvenation, eyelid surgery can be combined with a brow lift or performed in addition to skin resurfacing around the eyes with a laser resurfacing treatment.

Read more about blepharoplasty in Virginia.

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