Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery today was very gratifying. Eyelid surgery can be cosmetic or medically necessary. Today I performed and upper eyelid blepharoplasty for a patient who suffered from severely lax and redundant upper eyelid skin. The surgery started many days ago when I fought a nurse who denied the procedure, a doctor who did the same, and later approved the surgery as medically necessary. Upper eyelid (not lower eyelid) surgery can be medically necessary, and as a patient advocate, I will fight to get your surgery approved if it is needed. The surgery went great and I the the patient arrived in recovery room pain free and looking great. I got a unsolicited hug :-D.... Life is good
Eyelid surgery is both functional and cosmetic, but function and safety have to be the priority. When the balance between function and a great cosmetic result is met, there is art.