Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Melissa Hu, MD

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Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are often considered the window to our souls.  Loose skin is often a normal part of aging.  However, it can make you look older, more tired, and worn especially when it involves the eyelids. Blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess skin, bags, and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids.  The result is an overall more rejuvenated and brighter appearance.

What Can Eyelid Surgery Address?

  • Loose skin of the eyelids

  • Puffy upper eyelids

  • Lower eyelid bags

  • Improve field of vision 

  • Improve application of eye makeup

  • Create a fresh and brighter appearance

Details
Internal vs. external approach is typically dictated by the problem area. Excessive skin and deep lower eyelid bags is best addressed with an external skin incision. Fullness of the lower eyelids due only to fat may be addressed with an internal incision.
Combining Procedures
Other procedures can be combined with blepharoplasty through a single incision such as ptosis repair, Asian eyelid (double eyelid) surgery, midface suspension.
Recovery
It takes about two weeks to recover from upper eyelid surgery. The lower eyelids may take 3-4 weeks for recovery due to decreased drainage of the lower eyelids.
Preparing
Stop aspirin and other NSAIDs at least 10 days before surgery. Arnica which is an herbal supplement which has shown to help swelling and bruising may be started a couple days before your scheduled procedure. Smoking should be completely discontinued 6 weeks before surgery.
Recovery
Keep your head elevated for the first week. Apply ice for the first 3-4 days. Continue arnica until bruising resolves. Ensure good nutrition. Smoking cessation should continue for 6 weeks after surgery.
Cost
Depending on the severity of the problem, whether the upper eyelids or lower eyelids are being addressed, the cost for this procedure typically ranges from $1500 - $3500.
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Blepharoplasty
What Does it Entail?
Blepharoplasty Recovery
Recovery
Combining Blepharoplasty
Combining Procedures
Preparing for Blepharoplasty
Preparing
Blepharoplasty Recovery
After Care
Blepharoplasty Cost
Cost of a Blepharoplasty

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