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Cosmetic Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

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What is a cosmetic blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes excess eyelid skin and/or fat from the upper or lower lids. If the excess skin significantly blocks your vision, insurance may often cover the cost of the procedure (functional blepharoplasty). Otherwise, the procedure is considered cosmetic and insurance will not pay (cosmetic blepharoplasty).

What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

Shakespeare said the “eyes are the window to the soul.” Refreshed, vibrant eyes give the appearance of youth and vitality. This can greatly improve your self-confidence. But if you have droopy eyelids or bags under the eyes, you may appear tired, sad, or older than you really are. Fortunately, you can get the fresh, rested and confident look you desire with Dr. Rowland. She’s been performing cosmetic and eyelid surgery for over a decade. Dr. Rowland is a board-certified ophthalmologist with training and experience in facial plastic surgery, so you know you’re in the best of hands!

How is a blepharoplasty performed?

Eyelid rejuvenation techniques have advanced dramatically in the last decade. These minimally invasive procedures provide natural enhancement and turn back the clock so that you will feel confident and love the look in your mirror.

A blepharoplasty can be performed in either the office or an outpatient surgery center under intravenous sedation. With advanced procedures, Dr. Rowland can achieve wonderful results with less discomfort and a rapid recovery time (1-2 weeks of bruising/swelling). Dr. Rowland can also sculpt or reshape the fat from puffy upper and lower eyelids to provide a more rested appearance.