As we age, the skin, muscles, and fat around the eyes can begin to loosen and sag. Your eyelids may droop, giving you hooded-looking eyes and undereye bags. A blepharoplasty can lift your eyelids to provide you with brighter, more alert eyes.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, rejuvenates the eyelids to give the eyes a more youthful appearance. This procedure uses small hidden incisions to tighten loose skin and muscles as well as remove or reposition the fat pads. You may have an upper or lower blepharoplasty, but many people have both to completely restore the eye area.
How Much Does a Blepharoplasty Cost?
The cost of blepharoplasty varies depending on:
- Your location
- Provider’s experience and skill
- Type of procedure
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the average cost of blepharoplasty is $4120. This will not include assorted fees and expenses such as anesthesia or medications. Ensure that you trust your delicate eye area to an experienced surgeon like Dr. Schalit.
Upper or Lower Blepharoplasty?
What bothers you most about your eye area? Each blepharoplasty has a plan based on your concerns and the improvements you want to see.
This procedure is also called an upper eyelid lift. It uses a tiny incision hidden in a crease of the upper eyelid to remove loose skin and improve the appearance of sagging. Some people might even enjoy better vision if the loose skin has been obscuring it.
A lower eyelid lift addresses puffiness and undereye bags and tightens the lower eyelid. Fat pads in the undereye area can shift over time, so a lower blepharoplasty either removes them or lifts them back to a more youthful location.
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If you have concerns about both areas, you may consider having upper and lower blepharoplasty in the same surgery. Your recovery time will be the same, and your eyelid area will look entirely rejuvenated.
What is Recovery Like After a Blepharoplasty?
Swelling will start to improve within a day or two after surgery. You can expect to have some swelling and bruising lasting up to ten days. You can resume most normal activities in a week to ten days. Scars will start to fade after a few weeks but may look red for up to three months.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?
You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you have drooping eyelids or undereye bags. Ideal candidates should have no serious health problems and not smoke.
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If you have further questions about getting a blepharoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.