Dr. Passaretti offers both upper and lower eyelid surgery, and will determine which procedure is needed to address a patient's unique concerns. Upper eyelid surgery specifically targets sagging skin on a patient's upper eyelids. It is also a good option for patients who do not have a defined fold in the upper eyelid.
It is not intended to address bags or puffiness under the eyes, for which lower eyelid surgery is more appropriate.
Patients considering eyelid surgery should be in good overall physical and mental health. Certain ophthalmic conditions, such as dry eye and glaucoma, may complicate this surgery. Dr. Passaretti will review your medical history and work with your primary care physician or eye doctor to determine whether eyelid surgery is safe for you.
Eyelid Surgery for Vision Impairment
Some candidates elect to have eyelid surgery to correct impaired vision. When the upper eyelid is weighed down by excess skin, it can impair a patient's field of vision. In some of these cases, insurance may cover part or all of your treatment cost.
Patients undergoing surgery for aesthetic purposes, however, are not usually covered by insurance. We offer CareCredit℠ patient financing to help our patients break their total treatment cost into manageable monthly payments.