2 Eyelid Transplant
Eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) is a corrective procedure that can reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance to the eyes. One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes. During the aging process, wrinkles, lines, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance. The blepharoplasty surgery is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Talk with Dr. Schreiber to determine what procedures are necessary to acheive your facial aesthetic goals. You can fill out an online appointment request form or call his office at (410) 902-9800 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:
- Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
- Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
- A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.
- Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) – General Procedure
The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes which should leave almost no visible scarring. Dr. Schreiber will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin. Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. In some instances, laser technology may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas. Newer techniques may include Botox injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles.
The surgery generally takes about one to three hours and is performed in a local surgicenter or hospital. If additional cosmetic procedures are being performed, the eyelid surgery could last longer.
Dr. Schreiber performs eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland, the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Maryland, Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Maryland, and at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland. All of these facilities are easily accessible from Towson, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Pikesville, Ruxton, Lutherville, Howard County, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.
Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) – Insurance coverage
Insurance may cover upper eyelid surgery if the upper eyelids impair your vision. This is determined with a “visual field test” performed by your ophthalmologist. If you believe that you qualify for insurance coverage of your upper eyelid surgery, visit with Dr. Schreiber to verify coverage.
Recovery Process for Eyelid Surgery
Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after the surgery. After eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance.Google+