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Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a treatment designed to reduce excess skin and smooth the remaining skin around the eyelids. Sometimes referred to as an “eyelid lift,” this procedure can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelid areas to diminish a “heavy-lidded” appearance, reduce undereye bags and puffiness, and minimize signs of wrinkles and other indicators of age and exhaustion. Eyelid surgery can also benefit patients who are experiencing a visual obstruction related to overhanging skin affecting the upper eyelid regions. Our experienced plastic surgeon can create custom-designed eyelid surgery treatment plans to significantly rejuvenate this prominent area of the upper face with results that look beautiful and natural.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are often individuals who are concerned about wrinkles, bagginess, and excess skin around the eyes that is causing a consistently aged or tired appearance. Candidates for this procedure may also include patients who are having difficulty maintaining a full field of vision due to a “hooding” effect caused by lax skin in the upper eyelid areas. Reasonably good general health and proper expectations for what this procedure can achieve are also candidacy requirements for eyelid surgery. During your initial consultation, our plastic surgeon will evaluate the areas of concern and talk with you about your goals to determine whether this treatment is the best option for your needs.
What Does the Blepharoplasty Procedure Involve?
Eyelid surgery can be performed in the upper eyelid areas, the lower eyelid areas, or both in combination. The lack of visible scarring from this procedure is one of its chief benefits–since the incisions are typically placed in discreet locations (such as natural eyelid creases), scars are often virtually undetectable by others. Eyelid surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis without the need for an overnight hospital stay in most cases.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery typically focuses on removing skin around the upper eyelids that has lost elasticity and smoothing out the remaining skin. Underlying muscles may also be tightened, and excess fat may be reduced or repositioned. Once the treatment is complete and the final results become apparent, the skin should look firmer and more youthful, with a more vibrant and alert appearance to the eyes.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery can be very beneficial for individuals affected by undereye bags and general puffiness under the eyes. The incisions for lower eyelid surgery are often located on the inside of the lower lash line. Excess fat can be repositioned or removed to create a more rested and smooth appearance.
For many patients, eyelid surgery can be performed as a standalone procedure or combined with facelift, brow lift surgery, or non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options for more comprehensive aesthetic results.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Eyelid Surgery?
The recovery process can be quite different between patients depending on which type of eyelid surgery they undergo and whether they have both upper and lower eyelid areas addressed in the same procedure; however, patients can generally expect to spend about 7 to 10 days resting at home before resuming normal daily routines. Swelling and bruising around the eyes are typical side effects from this treatment and should fade within about one week. Any discomfort experienced during the healing process can often be well-managed with medication. Our team will give you precise post-operative instructions to help you achieve a smooth recovery.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Eyelid surgery generally costs approximately $5,000 to $8,000 here at Luxxery Boutique. The total price of this procedure can vary among patients due to a number of factors associated with the customized treatment plan, including the type of eyelid surgery being performed (upper, lower, or both), whether additional treatments are also part of the treatment plan, and other components. During your consultation, a member of our team can produce a more precise estimate of the total cost and answer your questions. Luxxery Boutique is proud to offer our patients a full array of payment options, which include virtually all major credit cards and third-party financing opportunities available for qualified applicants via several reputable agencies. We will be happy to talk more with you about how you can make the cost of eyelid surgery suitable for your budgetary needs.