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What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery to reduce excess skin above and below the eyes. Your eyelids can droop and fill with fat as you age, which can make you appear older. Blepharoplasty can also improve your peripheral vision, especially at the far edges and tops of your visual range by reducing excess tissues around the eyes.

Will eyelid surgery fix my peripheral vision?

Eyelid surgery only fixes peripheral vision that is being obscured by your droopy eyelids. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor for a thorough examination and diagnosis before considering any surgical procedure.

How long does blepharoplasty surgery take?

Eyelid surgeries are generally performed on an outpatient basis and take less than two hours including recovery time. Since local anesthetic is used, we do ask that you have someone drop you off and pick you up for safety.

What side-effects will I experience after the surgery?

Most people experience swelling, bruising and redness around the surgical area. You may also have some light sensitivity, double vision and watery eyes for the first few days. Keeping your head elevated and using cool compresses can reduce swelling and bruising.

Is Blepharoplasty covered by health insurance?

Blepharoplasty Eyelid surgery is not typically covered under medical insurance policies.

How do I schedule an appointment for blepharoplasty surgery?

Before you make your decision for any procedure, you should come in for a free consult with Dr Hirschfeld to make sure your surgical selection is the best option. Come in and talk to Dr Hirschfeld and let him help you determine the best course of action to achieve your desired results. Call today (813) 972-2299 or email [email protected]