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Accessing Eyelid Surgery with Medical Insurance

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Written by Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc.,*

There are many people around the world today who simply are not happy with their appearance and function of their eyelids. As we begin to grow older, it is natural for our eyelids to begin to droop and sag, but problems occur when this process has a negative impact on the way we live our lives.

myintportraitAt first, it may seem as though the only issue is aesthetic, with many people feeling as though sagging eyelids can leave them looking older and more worn out than usual, however droopy eyelids can make it more difficult to see. The loose skin around our eyes obstructs our vision, and this can provide difficulties for looking after yourself, and others. If you are suffering from this problem, then you may be an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) with renowned Oculo-Facial Plastic surgeon, Dr. Shoib A. Myint.

How does Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Help?

The aim of the treatment is typically to carefully and precisely shorten the delicate muscle that controls movement within the eyelid, called the ‘levator muscle’. By shortening this, experienced surgeons such as Dr. Myint, can ensure that your eyelids remain lifted and do not droop down over your vision, causing hindered sight and a sleepy appearance. During the procedure, Dr Myint will make a thin incision along the natural crease of your eyelid, before carefully addressing the levator muscle to the ideal amount. An experienced doctor is essential for this procedure, as shortening too far will result in eyelids being pulled too high, and too little will require yet another procedure.

How Insurance May Cover Your Treatment

If sagging eyelids are having an impact upon your vision, then you may find that your insurance is capable of covering the cost of having this problem fixed. It’s usually a prudent idea to double check with your provider, sending them evidence from your healthcare provider that the procedure is medically necessary, before you decide to book an appointment with a company such as Myint Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.

Although the insurance is unlikely to cover the procedure for aesthetic reasons alone, many insurance policies will provide coverage for medically necessary or reconstructive plastic surgery. Myint Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery accepts insurance plans, and co-payment options, as well as assisting with financing for various cosmetic surgery procedures.

The Chance to Improve Your Life

The wonderful aspect about eyelid surgery is that you will usually begin to notice a difference in a reasonably short period of time. Although you may expect to experience some swelling around your eyes for a few days after the procedure has been completed, most patients do not suffer with a sharp deal of discomfort.

If you’re not sure whether your insurance provider may cover medica/cosmetic surgery, it may be logical to speak to both the provider, and your regular doctor to see whether a certain procedure may be recommended to improve your quality of life.

 

DISCLAIMER
The opinions expressed in the newsletter article belong to the original author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Myint Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. The information provided at this site and specifically newsletters are for informational purposes and are not intended for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional The information contained in this Health Report is intended for education purposes only. It is intended to complement—not replace—the advice provided by healthcare providers.
*Lisa Marie Wark, MBA is currently a freelance writer and is a business development consultant with a concentration in medical spas and alternative clinics. Currently she is President of Lisa Marie Wark, MBA & Assoc., a business development and social media firm that provides physicians the necessary business tools to help them build or expand their practices into medical spa facilities.

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