The eyes are not only the gateway to the soul – they are also the part of the face in which one may most rapidly observe the natural ageing process. Thus, it is small wonder that blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is among the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. With corrective eyelid surgery to the lower or upper lid, it is possible to correct dark circles around the eyes and lachrymal sacs as well as drooping eyelids, thus giving the face new freshness.
Bright eyes though blepharoplasty – this is what patients expect from surgery
Not only women, but a steadily increasing number of men, around the world are opting to undergo blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in order to revitalise their dull and tired eye areas. Surgery offers patients a choice between an eyelift to the upper lid or lower lid, which can be performed on one or both eyes and also in combination:
Upper lid eyelift:
A surgical eyelift to the upper lid is often used to correct a drooping eyelid (ptosis) or sagging eyebrows and takes about 45–60 minutes. In this procedure, the surgeon uses a fine incision in the folds of the lid to carefully remove the excess skin and closes the incision using virtually invisible sutures.
Lower lid eyelift:
An eyelift to the lower lid can visibly reduce dark circles around the eye and tear sacs. In this procedure, the surgeon carefully removes both skin and fatty tissue while at the same time reinforcing the eye’s support system. After surgery, the fine sutures at the lash line are virtually invisible.
One possible alternative to surgical eyelift is blepharoplasty using a laser technique or plasma pen.
Complications and risks of blepharoplasty: an overview
After the surgery, the following symptoms may occur, but most of them resolve in a short time:
- Swelling of the eye area
- Dry eyes
- Conjunctival inflammation
In rare cases, long-term complications may also occur and require further treatment:
- Secondary bleeding
- Excessive tear production
- Problems with wound healing
- Excrescent scar tissue
- Persistent visual disturbances
Unfortunately, even having the most experienced surgeon is no guarantee of an uncomplicated blepharoplasty – there is always some residual risk. However, insurance for follow-up costs after an eyelift at least fully protects patients from any financial consequences.
Blepharoplasty insurance: a frequently overlooked step for financial security
First of all, here is the bad news: health insurance does not typically cover the cost of follow-up treatments after blepharoplasty – unless the original surgery was medically indicated. If complications arise after a cosmetic procedure, patients are usually left alone to deal with the costs.
However, anyone who is hesitating to schedule a blepharoplasty because of financial concerns has the option of purchasing follow-up cost insurance from safe4beauty. The flexibly designed premiums can easily be booked online and provide reliable coverage for the cost of potential follow-up treatments up to a total of 300,000 euros. We would be glad to inform you about the insurance conditions in greater detail – just ask us!
When does health insurance pay for blepharoplasty?
Health insurance rarely covers the costs of blepharoplasty – typically if the patient’s vision is severely impaired or there is another medical necessity.
If the surgery is purely cosmetic, patients must bear the cost themselves. In this case, however, they also have to pay for the cost of potential follow-up treatments necessitated by complications – unless they have purchased insurance for follow-up costs for their blepharoplasty in advance.
How much does insurance for blepharoplasty cost?
The cost of potential follow-up treatments for blepharoplasty may prove very substantial – by contrast, follow-up cost insurance from safe4beauty is a less expensive option. Our insurance policy is available for one year’s coverage at a one-time premium of 89 euros.
For how long is the insurance coverage for blepharoplasty in effect?
If you purchase your follow-up insurance from safe4beauty, you may flexibly select the tariff period. You can purchase our services for a period of 1, 2 or 3 years – in our premium calculator, if you enter the treatment you will undergo, you can always see our recommendations for the insurance term. We would also be glad to advise you personally so you can have full confidence that you have comprehensive financial protection after your blepharoplasty.