Do I need double eyelid surgery?
Some reasons you might want double eyelid surgery include: Your eyelids are interfering with your vision. You have one single and one double eyelid, and youd like them to match. Permanent creases can help make your eyes appear larger.
When is eyelid surgery necessary?
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty or blepharoptosis repair is considered medically necessary for ANY of the following conditions: Difficulty tolerating a prosthesis in an anophthalmic socket; or. Repair of a functional defect caused by trauma, tumor or surgery; or. Periorbital sequelae of thyroid disease; or.
How do you know if eyelid surgery is medically necessary?
Not only does eyelid surgery restore a smooth and pleasant appearance to the eye area, it can also relieve physical discomfort caused by irritation. If you frequently experience rashes or infections in the eye area due to loose eyelid skin, eyelid surgery may be necessary.
Can eyelid surgery be medically necessary?
If your eyelids are impairing your vision, a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, could be medically necessary and your insurance will likely cover the cost of the procedure. A blepharoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures and is performed for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
Does insurance pay for hooded eye surgery?
When performed solely for cosmetic reasons, eyelid surgery is considered to be elective and therefore cannot be covered by medical insurance. Eyelid surgery can be covered by medical insurance if it is deemed medically necessary.