What is it? Outpatient procedure for removal of fatty tissue from upper and/or lower eyelids.
Normal healing time: a week to 10 days.
Average price in the US: $3,000 - $4,000.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove droopy eyelids
or bags under your eyes.
be performed alone, or in conjunction with a facelift
to help maintain a healthy, youthful appearance.
For upper eyelid
surgery, the incision to remove fatty tissue and excess skin is
usually hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid so when
completely healed it is unnoticeable. The procedure is much the
same for lower eyelid surgery, with the incision made just below
the eyelash line.
cases, the surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and
you are allowed to return home in a few hours.
patients report a surprising lack of discomfort from the incision,
ten days is the usual prescription for healing and resuming
normal daily activities.
Before and after photos of eyelid surgery around the Web:
More about eyelid surgery around the Web:
Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty
- Get information on the procedure's risks and benefits, planning and
preparing for surgery, post-operative care and recuperation.