WHY INSURANCE MAY COVER THAT MUCH NEEDED EYELID SURGERY
Wondering when is the
In 2012, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) was the third most common cosmetic procedure in America, up 4% from 2011. With this procedure still on the rise, many patients are wondering when is blepharoplasty necessary and will insurance cover my costs?
Find out the answer to both in this article.
Are your eyelids hanging over your eyelashes?
Is the skin on your upper eyelid drooping and covering your eyelashes, making it difficult to see? If so, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery.
Knowing when it’s time to see your surgeon
As we age, the skin on our upper lids may begin to hang down over our eyelashes which tends to push the lashes into our eyes. The result of this issue leads to people tilting their heads back to prevent irritation and clear their line of sight. This can cause extreme tiredness in your eyes and can result in blurring vision by the end of a long work day. When your field of vision becomes obstructed this is when it’s time to see your surgeon and consider discussing eyelid surgery.
Insurance and Your Costs
More often than not, eyelid surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure. This means that most insurance companies will not cover the surgery; however, if you have had a consultation with your plastic surgeon and 25-30% of your visual field is being obstructed due to your droopy eyelids, there may be a strong chance that your insurance will cover your blepharoplasty.
If you find that your insurance company will not cover your procedure, there is another option for you. Carecredit helps patients finance their surgeries that may not be covered by insurance. So, if you need an eyelid surgery and your insurance will not cover the cost, we’ve got you covered by offering several financing options.
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