Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery in Savannah, GA
As you age, your eyelids begin to droop and sag. Because the skin on the eyelids is thinner than most areas, it is often one of the first parts of your body to show signs of aging. The skin and tissues become stretched and the muscles weaken, causing you to appear tired, or much older than you are. Sometimes, as your eyelids droop, you will find that it begins to interfere with your vision as well.
At Landa & Landa Eye Care Specialists, we provide solutions — Blepharoplasty treatments for both men and women to minimize droopy eyelids for a youthful appearance and better vision.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a simple procedure that corrects irregularities in the eyelids by tightening muscles and tissues or removing excess skin and fat from around the eyes. The result is a young, refreshed look that will take years off your appearance.
Your eyes are one of the most defining and striking features of your face. Because Blepharoplasty is a simple surgical procedure with dramatic effects, it has quickly become one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery. Whether you are experiencing the signs of aging, are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, or are having vision problems because of droopy eyelids, we can help.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure and Recovery
Blepharoplasty surgery is performed in our Savannah Eye Care facility by Dr. Michael S. Landa, an expert in the field, with more than 20 years of experience.
Blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. You can choose to have the procedure on your upper or lower eyelids, or both. After anesthesia has been administered, we will make a small incision. For upper eyelids, the incision will be hidden in the natural crease. The lower eyelid incision is made just below the eyelashes.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Landa will begin tightening tissues and muscles, repositioning fat deposits, and removing excess skin. The whole procedure takes between one and two hours.
Your eyelids will begin healing immediately, but we recommend avoiding strenuous activity for at least a week. Swelling, bruising, and irritation may occur for the first two weeks after surgery. Dr. Landa will give you specific instructions on how to care for your eyes during the recovery period.
Will My Insurance Cover Blepharoplasty Surgery?
In cases where your drooping eyelids are impacting your vision, insurance companies will often cover the cost of your blepharoplasty surgery. Each company has different parameters for what they deem medically necessary, but we are happy to consult with you if you are unsure whether the procedure will help improve your vision.
Ready to take the next step toward better vision and a more youthful appearance? Contact Landa & Landa Eye Care Specialists in Savannah to find out more.