Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that improves the brightness of the eyes and reduces upper lid sagging and undereye bags. According to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery is $3,282 in the US. However, this doesn’t include ancillary expenses, such as renting the operating room, additional bandages, or anesthesia. Thus, the total amount that the average patient pays is typically somewhat higher.
Blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that seeks to improve the eyes’ appearance by reducing under-eye bags, lifting sagging lids, and reducing the wrinkling of eyelid skin. The precise form the surgery takes depends on the needs of the patients. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty typically involves making an incision just above the eyelashes,removing excess skin and fat, and then stitching the lid back together. Lower eyelid surgery targets bags under the eyes and tightens the lower lid, reducing droopiness.
Some of Dr. Greenberg’s patients opt to combine blepharoplasty with other procedures, including laser resurfacing and chemical peel.
Average Blepharoplasty Costs
The average cost of blepharoplasty is $3,282, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Combination blepharoplasties that involve operating on both the upper and lower eyelid usually cost more. These figures do not include other factors that will contribute to the total price you pay, such as the cost of anesthesia or providing a recovery room.
Eyelid surgery by Dr. Greenberg and the team at Winter Park Plastic Surgery offers considerable benefits. These include:
Brighter eyes. Excess skin hanging from your upper eyelid can obscure the colored part of your eye. By removing this, blepharoplasty allows more light to reflect off your iris, making them appear brighter.
Smoother forehead. If your eyelids have become so heavy that they infringe on your vision, you may have gotten into the habit of raising them to get a better view, creasing your forehead in the process. By eliminating this weight, blepharoplasty cuts down on brow-bunching and the wrinkles that go with it.
Better vision. Extreme cases of upper eyelid drooping or lower lid puffiness may inhibit your ability to see clearly. Blepharoplasty calms inflammation and removes excess tissue, improving your sight.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
If you have any of the problems discussed above, including drooping eyelids or excessive puffiness, you could be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Patients should be nonsmokers and have realistic expectations about what blepharoplasty can achieve.
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