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The short answer is yes, but there are specific criteria that must be met. For people in Manhattan who have eyelids with excess skin or fat that causes the skin around the eye to interfere with vision, eyelid surgery can be considered medically necessary.
Criteria to Consider
Bags under your eyes leave you looking tired and worn down, but combating them can be tough. While looks definitely aren’t everything, in fashionable New York City looking your best can make the difference in getting ahead. If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important to know that under-eye bags come in many forms and have many causes.
New York City is the fashion center of the US, and eye makeup is a fashion staple. Many women don’t feel fully dressed without at least a bit of mascara, and dramatic cosmetics are a great way to set yourself apart. Following eyelid surgery you may have bruising that you are eager to cover up, however, it is important to let your body heal fully before wearing makeup again.
For the most part, the vast majority of cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is no exception. If you are having eyelid surgery because your field of vision is affected by extra eyelid skin bulging over the upper eyelids, then your health insurance policy may cover the procedure. You will have to review your policy to know for sure.
Wondering if eyelid surgery is right for you? The only way to know for sure is to visit an experienced eyelid surgeon. Dr. Basil Pakeman will assess your eyelids and facial skin, and dedicate one-on-one time to you to discuss the changes you would like to see and your expectations of surgery.
In the meantime, as you consider the procedure, here are the top 5 things you may be interested to know about eyelid surgery:
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids and on the lower eyelids. Commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a procedure that is often considered cosmetic because it promotes a more youthful appearance. However, eyelid surgery is also often completed for non-cosmetic reasons.
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