Eyelid Surgery Cost | Long Island, NY

[New York] – An oculoplastic surgeon is a board certified ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in plastic surgery around the eyes and face.  Also known as ophthalmic plastic surgery, the field centers around plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts, and orbit, along with cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and brows.  Oculoplastic surgeons also perform minimally invasive cosmetic procedures around the face such as Botox, filler, and Kybella injections and chemical peels.

In many cases, eyelid procedures will be covered by most commercial insurance plans, including Medicare.  When droopy eyelid skin or weak muscles cause an obstruction in peripheral vision, patients can expect for their insurance to pay for their treatment.  An oculoplastic surgeon can perform sophisticated visual field testing to determine how much vision has been lost from the droopy lids.

If a patient requests further cosmetic correction for eyelid bags, puffiness, or dark circles, then they can expect to have an out of pocket expense.  Insurance companies do not care what a patient looks like, they just want to make sure he or she can see.  That’s why they may cover upper eyelid surgery, but will almost never cover lower lid cosmetic improvements.

Blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, and brow lifting are the most common surgeries performed to restore droopy tissues around the eyes back to their normal position.  Incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the eyelids and brows to maintain an improved cosmetic outcome even if the surgery is solely being performed to help with peripheral vision.

Bruising and swelling are common after eyelid procedures.  Excessive pain is very unlikely.  Most patients will only require rest and ice to the affected area to help them to heal after surgery.  In addition, an antibiotic ointment or cream may be prescribed to prevent infection.

SightMD offers consultations for oculoplastic related conditions throughout New York City and Long Island.

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