Plastic surgery has become a very common trend, especially among celebrities. When the idea was first introduced, many people frowned upon it and it is without a doubt still a topic of controversy among many even as the society has started warming up to the idea. The most common kinds of plastic surgery are those done to enhance on the face and body parts like the breasts and fat removal. However, recently people have begun getting plastic surgery done on their eyes. The technical term for this type of plastic surgery is blepharoplasty. This is where plastic surgery is done on the eye areas especially the eyelids with the aim of aesthetically modifying that specific area of the face. This kind of surgery can be done on either the lower or upper eyelids or even both in some cases.
This kind of surgery is not covered by insurance since it is done for cosmetic purposes and not health reasons. However, an exception can be made if the reason for the surgery is to treat a health condition on the eyes. Therefore, the cost of eye plastic surgery is completely on the patient.
According to the American Academy of Facial and Plastic reconstructive surgery, the average cost for this procedure is roughly 3582 dollars. This amount is supposed to cover the fees for the surgeon, the anesthesia and other medical supplies as well as medications, and the facility fees as well. It goes without saying that the amount reduces when it is being done on one eye or a single eyelid as opposed to both.
The Significance of Blepharoplasty
One of the significances of this type of surgery is that it can be a treatment for blurred vision. The surgery can correct sagging skin on the eyelids that disturb the natural fold of the eyelids causing the problem. The surgery can also improve on one’s appearance as it can take care of the fatty deposits on the eyelids that are the cause of puffy eyes and bags. It can also help get rid of the wrinkles and excess skin on the eye region hence improving appearance.
Requirements for One to Undergo the Surgery
For health reasons, not everyone is allowed to go under the knife. There is a certain criterion that has to be met. The first thing is that the candidate must be of good health to avoid complications, under this, the candidate must be a non-smoker. The goals of the candidate related to the surgery must be realistic and not life-threatening. The candidate should also free of any tremendous eye conditions that may be worsened by the surgery. Most importantly, the candidate must be of legal age, that is, 18 years and above and must not have any mental health issues as well.
The procedure may take between one to three hours. And it will depend on the work being done. Basically, what happens is that the surgeon makes intentionally placed incisions along the eye’s contours, removes the sagging and excess fat procedurally and closes the incisions.