Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

The ravages of time and the elements can leave your eyes looking tired, droopy, and puffy. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, let's you recapture a bright, youthful look by removing excess skin and fat and contouring the remaining tissue. You'll loose years off of your appearance, allowing you to regain the confidence you once had. Blepharoplasty may also be used to correct vision that is being impaired by excessive tissue around the eye.

Read our recent consumer reviews of Blepharoplsty below to see what people are saying about their experience with eyelid surgery. Ratings are scaled 1-10, with 10 being the most satisfactory experience. If you'd like to contribute your own Blepharoplasty rating, you can do so quickly and easily. If you're interested in scheduling a consultation with a specialist with offers eyelid surgery, contact us by phone or the form on this page to connect with a plastic surgeon near you.

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Most Recent Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Customer Reviews


Rating:
10

"I'm a female, 45, got upper/lower blepharoplasty and brow lift to fix my undereye bags, heavy lids and brow ptosis.

surgeon did great job, just had a little trouble during recovery - eye ointment caused me some irritation and I got chemosis less than week after surgery. but doc gave me antiobiotic and things cleared up in a few days. I don't blame doc for this, just a bad reaction to the ointment.

have been very happy with results so far. " - Submitted by Brandy D. of Aurora, IL


Rating:
2

"It' s been over 3 weeks since i had upper/lower bleph done. Am very displeased with how my recoevry's been going. scars are very noticeable - raised, red and ugly. my doc prescribed me cimeosil to help, but i'm just wondering how long my eyes will look like this. i've heard full recovery can take up to a year for scaring to completey fade and don't want to wait that long! " - Submitted by Shelby Z. of Spokane, WA


Rating:
10

"I'm a 50-year-old female. I got upper and lower blepharoplasty last year and I still can't get over how open and alive my eyes look because of it! I wanted to get it done to correct baggy upper eyelid skin (so droopy that applying eye makeup became difficult).

I got the upper and lower bleph done at separate times. After lower lids turned out so well I went back to fix up my upper lids. Absolutely love love love the difference it made in my eyes and appearance.

" - Submitted by Lena Q. of Beverly Hills, CA


Rating:
2

"underwent a lower blepharoplasty about a month ago, and am having mixed feelings about it. I wanted to get some of the skin and fat removed to get rid of my eye bags, but now the area it looks too hollow to me.

Doc told me he'd just remove a little bit of fat from beneath eyes. I think he did, but now that things looks so hollow and creased I'm thinking maybe I should've had filler instead. " - Submitted by Sara H. of Nashville, TN


More Details On Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Average Cost Range: $2,400.00 - $3,400.00

Time Required:
The surgery generally lasts 1-3 hours.

In/Out Patient:
Outpatient.

Side Effects:
Swelling, bleeding, and bruising in the treated areas is normal and usually abates within a few days of the surgery.

Blepharoplasty Risks:
All surgeries carry the risk of infection or an adverse reaction to anesthetic. Blepharoplasty specifically runs the risk of loss of control of the eyelids (temporarily) or damage to the eyeball and surrounding muscle.

Duration of Blepharoplasty Results:
Results are long lasting, usually 5-10 years and even permanent.

Recovery Time:
The sutures are usually removed in 4-6 days following the surgery, with bandages being necessary for another week. The bruising and swelling should all be gone within 1-2 weeks.

Insurance:
If Blepharoplasty is being pursued to correct vision, insurance may cover it, otherwise it is not.

Level of Discomfort:
The discomfort associated with Blepharoplasty, is the same as that experienced during most surgical procedures. An anesthetic will be used to lessen the pain.

Anesthesia:
Generally local anesthetic with sedation is used, but general anesthesia may be required.

Also Known As:
The technical term is Blepharoplasty, but this procedure is often referred to as an eye job, eyelid surgery, eyelid lift, or eyelid rejuvenation.

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