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Blepharoplasty in Memphis

Want to get eyelid surgery in Memphis? In today’s world of cosmetic surgery there is one procedure that’s ranked fifth as being the most popular surgery in the world. In fact, over hundred thousand men and women in the United States undergo this procedure yearly. Blepharoplasty is often performed as an elective surgery for cosmetic reasons. Since drooping or sagging eyelids can often make one appear older, this surgery reduces or eliminates the excess skin, muscle and fat, as well as removes puffiness and bags under the eyes. Blepharoplasty can turn worn and tired looking eyes into bright, younger, more alert looking eyes.

Blepharoplasty Overview

As wonderful as this procedure can be for cosmetic reasons, sometimes Blepharoplasty is needed for functional reasons. Blepharoplasty can be performed to improve vision if the upper skin folds interfere with normal vision. Did you know that the thinnest skin of the body is one's eyelid skin? As we age, our eyelids slowly stretch causing the muscles that support them to weaken. As a result, the skin may protrude over the eyelashes causing a loss of peripheral or side vision. Something as simple as reading, looking up or even driving a car may become a difficult task.

When Blepharoplasty is done purely for cosmetic reasons, it is not an insurance covered procedure. If one’s vision is impaired insurance may cover it.

If you or someone you know has vision loss due to loose skin interfering with one’s vision, one of our surgeons at MECA would be happy to have a consultation to determine if Blepharoplasty is right for you.