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).
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.
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: $4,500–$5,000
- Eyelids – Lower: $7,000–$8,000
- 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.