What is eyelid surgery?
Drooping eyelids, eyelid growths, and eyelids that turn in or turn out can cause discomfort and problems with vision. Lower eyelid problems, such as entropion (where the lower eyelid turns inward and your eyelashes rub against the cornea) and ectropion (where the lower eyelid turns outward and does not properly cover the lower eye, causing excess tearing or dry eyes), are typically caused by aging, and these symptoms can be alleviated with surgery. Ptosis, or the drooping of the upper eyelid, can both impair vision and make a person appear older and more tired. Our practice in Napa, CA, performs ptosis repair, ectropion/entropion repair, and eyelid growth removal to treat eyelid problems and get you back to seeing your best. Schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley if you are experiencing any of these common eyelid problems.
Am I A Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:
- Bags under you eyes
- Loose eyelid skin and/or wrinkles on the upper eyelid
- Difficulty seeing due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid
- Discomfort due to inward eyelids causing the lashes to hit the cornea
- Eyelid growths
- Unhappiness with your facial appearance
As long as you are a healthy adult with one or more of these issues, you could qualify for this procedure. For more information on your candidacy for a lid lift in Napa, CA, contact Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley.
What to expect with eyelid surgery
Eyelid correction in Napa, CA, is performed at Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley as an outpatient procedure done with a local anesthetic that is both injected into your eyelid and administered as eye drops directly to your eye. Most eyelid surgeries take between 30 – 60 minutes. Since the area around the eyelids will be swollen following the surgery, you will need to prepare a ride home and clear at least 24 hours from your schedule in order for you to rest and recover. Your ophthalmologist will discuss your detailed aftercare plan with you and closely monitor your healing progress post-surgery.
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Eyelid Surgery FAQ
How long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?
Your recovery timeframe will depend on the type of surgery you receive. We advise most patients to clear at least 24 hours from their schedule to recover following surgery. You may experience some swelling and bruising following your surgery, and it may be a few days before this subsides and you are able to resume your normal routine. Your surgeon for eyelid surgery in Napa, CA, will go over your aftercare instructions to ensure you experience maximum healing.
How can I benefit from eyelid surgery?
If you require ectropion surgery, entropion surgery, or ptosis repair, these surgeries can help preserve your ocular health and restore obstructed vision. If your eyelids are causing problems, please contact us for eyelid surgery in Napa, CA.
Will insurance cover my eyelid surgery?
If your eyelid surgery in Napa, CA, is deemed medically necessary because of problems with your vision or ocular health, then it can possibly be covered by your insurance. Please contact your insurance company in order to fully understand your benefits. If your procedure is not covered, please talk to us about the different options we offer for better affording your eyelid surgery.
See Clearly With Specialty Surgical Care
If your eyelids are impairing your vision or causing severe discomfort, there are options for repairing them. For eyes with excellent vision that look alert and more youthful, consider a consultation on eyelid surgery with Precision Surgery Center of Napa Valley. Our experienced ophthalmologists will guide you through the surgical process with exceptional attention to your comfort and care. Contact our Napa, CA, location to discuss your treatment options.