Will Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision?

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

Posted: May 6, 2022
Close up of woman's right eye

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, can be used to address issues with both the upper and lower eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty can assist in smoothing dark and puffy skin beneath the eyes while working to remove wrinkles from the lower eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty eliminates wrinkles from upper lids while lifting hooded or sagging eyelids into a more youthful and attractive position. In the process, an upper eyelid lift may improve vision that has been obstructed by sagging tissue.

Upper blepharoplasty lifts sagging lids to improve the appearance of the eyes. It can also be used to lift sagging eyebrows. It cannot, however, address crow’s feet at the side of the eyes. For this issue, a dynamic wrinkle relaxer, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, will be the best solution.

Does Insurance Cover Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Lower eyelid surgery is strictly cosmetic and will likely not be covered by insurance. Upper blepharoplasty, on the other hand, may be covered by insurance in instances where an ophthalmologist has deemed the procedure necessary. If you have been referred for eyelid surgery, be sure to check with your insurer to verify coverage.

We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards for all of the procedures we perform. We also work with CareCredit®, a healthcare financing company that provides funding for procedures not covered by insurance policies. During your initial consultation, we can discuss blepharoplasty financing in more detail to give you a complete overview of your options.

Why Choose Us?

The plastic surgeons at Altos Oaks are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only certifying board for plastic surgeons that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Experienced and attentive, our board-certified plastic surgeons perform all procedures in an accredited surgical facility where patient health and safety are top priorities. We are fully committed to the happiness of our patients during each stage of the process and look forward to an opportunity to meet with you, understand your needs, and help you determine if blepharoplasty is the best fit for you.

Please call Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery at 650-934-7020 to schedule your consultation today.