Eyelid Surgery – Facts and Figures

Eyelid Surgery


Eyelid surgery is designed to revive tired-looking eyes.

Eyelid Surgery – Outpatient Surgery
Description: Removal of fat and excess skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids, or repositioning and tightening of lower eyelid muscles to make eye area appear more youthful and less tired.
Average Cost: Upper Lids: $1,500 – $3,000. Lower Lids: $1,500 – $3,500
Length of Surgery: 1-3 Hours
Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general
Recovery Time: Back to work in 5-14 days.  Strenuous activity in 3 weeks.
Treatment Frequency: Once
Risks: Infection, impaired eyelid function, asymmetry, complications related to anesthesia.
Duration of Results: Approximately 10 years, but may be affected by lifestyle factors and heredity.
Essential Questions: 1.What eyelid surgery technique do you recommend for my upper and lower eyelids?
2. What is your experience with this technique?
3. Where will the incisions and resulting scars be located?
4. Will eyelid surgery alone achieve my goals?
5. What type of anesthesia do you recommend and who will administer it?

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