Excess skin of the upper eyelid, called Dermatochalasis, is caused by loss of elasticity of the skin. This excess skin can droop down over the eyes, limiting the field of vision and giving the eyes a heavy and tired appearance. Lower eyelid dermatochalasis my result from redundant skin, fatty protruson, or a combination of both. Removal of the excess skin in either the upper or lower eyelids, with or without fat removal, will give the patient a dramatic improvement in function and appearance.
Blepharoplasty refers to the actual procedure used to remove the excess skin. Blepharoplasty may be covered by insurance depending on the amount of vision which is impaired. A visual field test taking approximately 30 minutes is done in the office to help determine if the procedure is deemed "medically necessary" and therefore covered by insurance. The surgery is performed at an out-patient facility close to the Victor Eyecare office.
Dr. Victor is involved with each patient every step of the process - from the initial examination and pre-surgical history and physical, to the surgery and suture removal. This ensures continuity of the best possible patient care.
Trust your eyes to a fellowship trained, board certified eyelid plastic surgeon, who has performed thousands of blepharoplasty surgical procedures.
The following are pictures of actual patients whose bilateral blepharoplasty surgery was performed by Dr. Victor.