Details of the Blepharoplasty Procedure
At the start of eyelid surgery, anesthesia is administered. This ensures that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, very small incisions are carefully created to allow the surgeon access to the underlying tissues. For upper blepharoplasty, the incision is made in the natural line crease at the top of the eyelid.
For lower blepharoplasty, two potential techniques can be used. The transcutaneous technique involves an incision made just below the lash line. The transconjunctival technique involves an incision made on the inside of the eyelid. The transconjunctival technique is better for completely hiding any post-surgical marks, but it can only be used to address fat in puffy lower lids.
After incisions have been made, drooping skin and muscle tissue are tightened. Tissue may be removed if required. Excess bulging fat can be removed or repositioned according to the patient’s needs and anatomy.
Finally, the incisions are closed using sutures. In most cases, the sutures will need to be removed within one week during a post-operative appointment.
What is the Cost of a Blepharoplasty?
Pricing for Blepharoplasty includes doctor fees, hospital fees, and anesthesia.
• Blepharoplasty: $4165-$5445
If a patient is undergoing their eyelid procedure for functional reasons, its cost may be covered by their health insurance provider. We recommend that patients consult their healthcare provider for more information regarding insurance coverage.
*Prices may vary based on the specific needs of the patient and scope of the procedure