When is an Eyelid Lift Medically Necessary?
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is medically necessary when your drooping eyelids (ptosis) interfere with your vision. Ptosis often happens due to aging, but can also be the result of a birth defect, cataract surgery or eye injury. Additionally, drooping eyelids can be caused by uncontrolled diabetes, eye tumors or a neurological disorder.
Our eye doctor can help you decide whether an eyelid lift is medically needed during your consultation at our Manhattan office.
What is an Eyelid Lift?
Blepharoplasty is performed due to necessity or as a cosmetic surgery to get rid of under eye bags and puffy eyelids. Eyelid surgery involves repositioning the fat and muscles located in your eyelids and removing excess loose, sagging skin and fat causing your vision problems. By tightening the levator muscles in your eyelids, Dr. Pakeman will give you better vision and a younger appearance.
Will Insurance Cover My Procedure?
Eye care is essential to your overall health and quality of life. Health insurance providers usually cover an eyelid lift if the patient is suffering vision loss due to drooping eyelids. Although, insurance companies require proof that your eyelid lift is medically necessary. Our ophthalmologist can help you document your ptosis through visual field tests during your initial eye exam.
If you’re experiencing vision difficulties due to drooping eyelids, please contact our Manhattan office today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your blepharoplasty consultation. Manhattan Surgical Care provides ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery services to clients in Manhattan, NYC and all of New York.