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The first step is a consultation with Dr. Lensink in our upscale, private office. You can expect our office staff to be personable, knowledgable and respectful of your time. Dr. Lensink will discuss your concerns, review your medical history, perform an examination, and then thoroughly discuss options and alternatives available to you. Dr. Lensink will also review any medications and/or herbal supplements you may be taking which could cause bleeding during or after blepharoplasty surgery.
Once you and Dr. Lensink have agreed on a treatment plan, our staff will work with you and your insurance carrier to determine whether your eyelid procedure will be covered under your policy, and if so, how much will be covered. Your out-of-pocket expense, if any, can then be determined. Our staff is very well versed in these matters and has a great deal of experience working with most insurance carriers.
Cosmetic blepharoplasty is never covered by insurance. However upper eyelid blepharoplasty performed to improve visual field and visual function is usually covered. If additional tests are required in order for your insurance carrier to determine medical necessity, these will most often be undertaken at you initial consultation.
Although this surgery is very safe, we will work with your primary care doctor before your surgery to assure you are healthy enough for the procedures proposed.
Once we’ve worked through the insurance matters and received permission for your surgery from your primary care doctor, your surgery can be scheduled by our staff. Dr. Lensink will prescribe any medications necessary.