Blepharoplasty may be most well known as a cosmetic treatment however, for others, Blepharoplasty is less about cosmetics and more about functionality. Functional Blepharoplasty is a procedure which may be the same technically as the cosmetic procedure, but for some, without this surgery, life would be much more difficult. We may work hard to take care of ourselves, but time and the environment can still play havoc on even the healthiest person and with the relative lifespan continuing to rise, functional blepharoplasty is becoming more and more common.
When we are young, our skin is tight and stays in place. Over time, our skin, including our eyelids, may begin to droop. In addition to eyelid skin, other surrounding tissue may also begin to droop including eyebrows and this, in conjunction with added eyelid skin, may make you feel less attractive, but may also make it more and more difficult to see well. For some, peripheral or side vision may become impaired. Having impaired vision to the sides may be only an inconvenience, but it can also make it difficult to see while driving or working, which can be dangerous.
For this reason, many people find that not only would blepharoplasty be good for their appearance, but it may also help them have a better way of life. Some insurance companies will provide assistance for those in need in need of functional blepharoplasty, especially if it is impairing their ability to work or drive safely. If you believe that you require functional blepharoplasty, find out if your insurance can help you.
Functional blepharoplasty is generally an outpatient procedure but you should not drive yourself. Most people will face only minor pain and bruising and swelling however, if patients are at all concerned, it is always a good idea to talk to your doctor.
Modern medicine has made major advances to assist people in enhancing their way of life and cosmetic eye treatment is just one of them. If you live in northern Michigan and are looking for a cosmetic eye treatment in Cheboygan, Gaylord or Grayling, Alpine Eye Care can help. Contact us by calling us at 1.877.SEE.2020, or schedule an appointment online.