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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in San Diego

Do you see tired, drooping, or baggy eyes looking back at you in the mirror? Eyelid surgery can help you see the world with fresh eyes. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift, for San Diego men and women who want to look better for longer. This popular procedure gives you a brighter, more youthful expression by lifting droopy upper lids and smoothing bulges or bags in the lower lids. An eyelid lift can also be helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision (hooding) or if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease.

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Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

The eyes are one of the first parts of the face to convey aging, so eyelid surgery is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures for both men and women. You may want to consider eyelid surgery if you have:

  • Drooping upper eyelid skin that may even interfere with your vision.
  • Puffy bags or pouches of fat in your lower eyelids.
  • Deep grooves or hollows below your eyes.

If you also have drooping brows that make you look grumpy or tired, you may choose to combine your eyelid surgery with a brow lift for an even more rejuvenating result.

Some people looking to treat droopy upper eyelids may be candidates for UPNEEQ®, a prescription eyedrop that provides a nonsurgical eye lift. Your provider will help you determine your best treatment options during your consultation.

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How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis at our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. Your board-certified anesthesiologist will place you under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to make sure you stay safe and comfortable.

Your board-certified plastic surgeon will make discreet incisions where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. He or she will remove excess fat and skin and adjust some of the underlying muscles to support a more youthful look for years to come. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, your surgeon may remove it through an incision inside the lower lid with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).

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How Long Is Eyelid Surgery Recovery?

Most people enjoy a quick and relatively comfortable recovery after eyelid surgery. While you’ll need to rest at home for 1 to 2 days, you’ll most likely be back to daily activities within 3 to 5 days.

Although you’ll look and feel “back to normal” in about 2 weeks, your body will continue to heal, so aerobic exercise and strenuous activity will be off-limits for several weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will give you thorough instructions regarding your individual recovery process.

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How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery at our San Diego practice is typically $7,000 to $10,000. Your exact price may vary depending on whether you choose to address the upper or lower eyelids or both. Get all the info you need about costs on our pricing page.

LJC is happy to accept payments through several affordable financing plans. Learn more on our financing page.

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Since 1988, more than 36,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa.

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Ready to reveal rejuvenated eyes? Let’s make your dream a reality together. To get started, request your free consultation online or give us a call at (858) 452-1981.

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