Eyelid Surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgery in Denver. That being said, it is also one of the most common surgeries that eyelid specialists perform to improve the vision of patients. When the eyelids are drooping, often they obstruct the vision of a patient by blocking the field of view of the eye. In the patient above, the top photo shows the eyelids blocking the path of light entering the eye. In the lower photo, one can see the eyelids more open and able to be see properly.
Though most patients consider eyelid lifting as strictly cosmetic surgery, it is not. There are certain circumstances when insurance will cover eyelid surgery namely if the eyelid is blocking the vision of the eye. The lower eyelids are never covered for cosmetic surgery but the uppers can be.
One of the most important steps is to find a eyelid specialist or oculoplastic surgeon in Denver who is well versed in eyelid surgery. Many surgeons will claim to be "experts at eyelid surgery" but few are members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons. There are a few in Colorado. Dr Thiagarajah is one of them.
The second consideration is finding a doctor who you like and will be there if something does not go smoothly. Does the office feel like a factory? Does the doctor rush you out of the room? Did you get the hard sell for surgery? These are all the questions that you should ask yourself on a consultation for eyelid surgery in Denver.
A final word is cost. Some patients look for the "cheapest" doctor they can find. Our practice often sees these patients after their surgery for a revision with us. In cosmetic surgery, you get what you pay for and eyelid surgery is no different. Think carefully as these are you eyes and eyelids.
Dr Thiagarajah is available for consultation. He is a well experienced oculoplastic surgeon who has received awards and taught other doctors eyelid surgery. You can call for an appointment at 303 468 8844.