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Eyelid Lift at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre

If you have excess sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, you may want to consider eyelid lift surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty. An eyelid lift can also be helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision, or if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease. An eyelid lift can also eliminate puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance. An eyelid lift produces a more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. The procedure may also widen your visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.

A Few Words About the Cost of an Eyelid Lift

Eyelid surgery can be a very worthwhile investment in oneself; it’s one of our best tools for helping patients look less tired and more youthful. It’s a cost-effective and long-lasting solution, better than expensive creams and treatments that cannot eliminate excess eyelid skin or fat. The price of eyelid surgery varies.

  • Eyelids – Upper: $2,700–$3,500
  • Eyelids – Lower: $4,500–$5,000
  • Eyelids – Both Upper and Lower: $6,500–$7,500

We have payment plans that can help make your eyelid lift affordable—and a plastic surgery procedure cost calculator so you can see what your monthly payments would be for the procedure you want.

The Eyelid Lift Procedure

Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).

Before & AfterEyelid Lift before & after pictures

In either case, preoperative planning with your plastic surgeon will determine how the surgery will be performed. Imaging can be performed so that you can actually “see” what the result would look like with more or less correction.

About Eyelid Lift Recovery

Most patients enjoy a quick and relatively pain-free recovery from eyelid lift surgery. While you’ll need to rest at home for a day or two, most likely you’ll be back to daily activities within 3-5 days. While you’ll look and feel “back to normal” in about 2 weeks, you’re body is continuing to heal, so aerobic exercise and strenuous activity will be off-limits for about several weeks after surgery.

Your plastic surgeon will give you thorough instructions regarding your individual recovery process.

For more information or to schedule a free eyelid lift surgery consultation, call La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre at (858) 452-1981 or contact us online. Our convenient San Diego location is near the 405, so it’s easy to get to our office.