Surgery on the eyelids is called a blepharoplasty. It can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid (or both. Eyelid surgery won’t always completely wrinkles and bags under your eyes, but will often improve and soften the appearance of these flaws. Our procedures are affordable and start at $1500 per eyelid. All procedures are performed by fellowship-trained plastic surgeons.
Who is a good candidate for Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?
You may be a good candidate for Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery if you have extra skin on the upper eyelids that impacts your vision (in fact insurance may help cover this condition).You are also a good candidate for this procedure if you have a puffy appearance on the upper or lower eyelids or if you have fine wrinkles of the eyelids or if you have bags or dark circles under your eyes.
What will Eyelid Surgery do for me?
Eyelid surgery can give you a more rested, youthful appearance. It can soften the look of your face and provide a smoother and more toned look to your eyes. Results from blepharoplasties can help you look more rested and refreshed. The results from your procedure typically gives the patient a lasting improvement. Our American Facelift plastic surgeon may combine fat grafting with eyelid surgery to provide more fullness to areas that need to be “plumped” up.
How does the consultation work?
The American Facelift plastic surgeon will give you a mirror to look at your face to show the doctor the areas that you are unhappy with. He/she will discuss your medical history (please let us know about any medical problems, allergies, and eye problems including “dry eyes.”). The American Facelift surgeon will evaluate your situation and recommend the most optimal procedure to help improve your areas of concern.
How is the surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery can often be performed under local anesthesia, making the procedure safer for the patient. Upper eyelid surgery works to eliminate the excess skin on the upper eyelid that can sometimes effect one’s vision. A small incision is hidden in the natural fold of the upper eyelid and the surgeon will remove excess skin. The lower eyelid can also be improved with surgery. A small incision is hidden just below the lower lashes and excess skin is gently removed from the lower eyelids. Varied approaches are employed depending upon whether the goal is to remove excess skin or fatty bags under the eyes.
What is the Recovery Period for eyelid surgery?
For the first few days following the procedure, you can apply cold compresses to the eyelids to help minimize swelling and bruising. Within the first week, you would be able to use makeup to help conceal any discoloration. You should be able to return to normal activities and back to work within about a week.
What is the cost of eyelid surgery?
At American Facelift Centers, the cost of eyelid surgery is very affordable and varies depending upon the surgery and whether you decide to undergo just the upper or lower eyelids or both. Our prices are very competitive and reasonable, and start at as low as $1,500 per eyelid. You can also avail of patient financing programs such as Care Credit and United Medical Credit. We also accept credit cards and cash.