Can Eyelid Surgery be Covered by Insurance?

Eyelid surgery in Chicago is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures performed today. During the procedure, wrinkles and fine lines on the upper and lower eyelids are smoothed out while loose, heavy skin is removed. The result is a softer and youthful appearance. When performed for cosmetic reasons, upper eyelid surgery cannot be covered by medical insurance. However, if the procedure is deemed medically necessary, it can be covered by insurance. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul explains more in this blog post.

When Is Eyelid Surgery Medically Necessary?

Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery. Although the facial rejuvenation procedure is popular for removing excess, drooping skin on the eyelids and thus restoring a bright and youthful appearance to the eyes and overall facial appearance, it is also used for medical reasons. In this blog post, Dr. Alghoul discusses when eyelid surgery is considered to be a medical necessity.

Men- Is eyelid surgery for you?

Male Eyelid Surgery Chicago

The most recent cosmetic surgery procedures statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that the number of men undergoing a cosmetic procedure is actually on the rise. Despite that, there are definitely less men pursuing eyelid surgery compared to women, and this could be explained by several reasons, but the ones I hear frequently are fear of down time and changing the eye appearance. Men who pursue eyelid surgery are two types, those who wait until the upper lid skin is so saggy that it droops over their eyes and as a result obstructs their vision. In… Continue Reading →

5 Questions to ask your doctor about Eyelid Surgery

If you are thinking about undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery in Chicago, here are the FIVE questions that you need to ask your surgeon. Are there non-surgical treatments that can achieve the same results? The answer is usually YES, but you may not get the full improvement that you desire and/or the results could be temporary. A perfect example is using dermal fillers to rejuvenate the area around the eyes. It is worthwhile to have this discussion with your plastic surgeon and see if non-surgical treatment can be a good option for you. The results can be remarkable especially in individuals… Continue Reading →

Who is a candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery?

You can usually tell someone’s age from his or her eyes. We all start noticing changes in our eyes in the mid thirties. This is when the crow’s feet appear, the upper lid skin starts slightly hanging over the crease, the lower lid fat starts bulging and the area between the lower lid and the upper cheek starts hollowing. These changes, although subtle, they progress as we get older. Obviously we don’t all age the same way or to the same degree. For example, those of us who are blessed with nice cheekbones maintain a more youthful look of their… Continue Reading →