Eyelid Surgery: What Are the Benefits of a Blepharoplasty?

Do your eyelids appear loose, saggy, droopy or puffy – even to the point of blocking your vision? If so, you should consider getting a blepharoplasty (otherwise known as eyelid surgery).

In the video below, Dr. Vipul Shah highlights the basics of having eyelid surgery.

If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.

The benefits of getting a blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the appearance of your upper and lower eyelids as well as improve your vision when your eyelids are getting in the way.

While it can be performed for cosmetic reasons, in order to remove unsightly skin or fat from your eyelids, blepharoplasties are also used for medically necessary reasons to improve your vision.

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Eyes that do not need a blepharoplasty

If your blepharoplasty is medically necessary, your insurance may even contribute towards a portion of the cost of your procedure.

Interested in getting a blepharoplasty? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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Dr. Vipul Shah is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, cornea and external diseases, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He grew up in Florida, went to Duke University and did his medical school, internship and residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl. He then did another year of cornea training at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. After practicing in Florida for a few years, he came to Charlotte to join Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA). Vision is such a critical part of peoples experience in life and it’s a real fulfillment for him to be able to help them with that. In his free time, he loves spending time with his kids and wife, playing sports, and just hanging out.