Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Repair)
Dermatochalasis is a condition in which the eyelids become droopy and heavy with excessive skin which can block the superior visual field. Eyelids which are baggy and droopy can be repaired via a procedure known as blepharoplasty. During a blepharoplasty, the excessive eyelid tissue is marked and then removed via a small incision which is hidden in your natural eyelid crease. The remaining tissue is then repaired and re-approximated to create a more youthful and natural appearance. Blepharoplasty can remove the excess skin tissue and restore full visual field so that patients can see and feel better about their appearance.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure which takes about 15 to 20 minutes per eyelid. The procedure may be covered by insurance if certain testing shows that improvement in the visual field is noted when the excessive eyelid tissue is removed. Dr. Cherry is a specialist in eyelid procedures such as blepharoplasty and can discuss your options for this procedure at your consultation.