What is the right age to have eyelid surgery?

There is no correct age for eyelid surgery. Excessive skin in the upper eyelids or fatty bags in the lower eyelids are often the first signs of facial aging.  If you are in good health without serious eye problems, your age should not prevent you from benefiting from this procedure.

Can surgery be a medical necessity?

If the drooping of your eyelids interferes with your field of vision, the blepharoplasty procedure may be considered “medically necessary” surgery.

Prior to surgery, your ophthalmologist will perform:

  • First, a complete eye examination.
  • Then a visual field examination to determine the extent to which the upper eyelid interferes with your vision. 

For the lower ones, there is no coverage by the health insurance except in case of trauma or cancer.