Upper And Lower Eyelid Surgery What Is Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Wise has performed thousands of successful upper and lower blepharoplasties, giving his patients a more youthful and energized appearance*.
Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, is a procedure performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids to provide a more alert and rejuvenated appearance. Many of Dr. Wise’s patients seek this procedure to correct puffy bags and loose skin under the eyes, sagging skin on the upper eyelid, and fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Before & After
Very professional and friendly, well organized from consultation to post-op check-in. Dr. Wise gave honest and straightforward recommendations to improve my appearance. He makes you feel very confident and cared for. The recovery from rhinoplasty and eye lift was remarkably smooth and comfortable. Staff so friendly and encouraging.
I love my results. I had a brow lift and upper blepharoplasty. Dr. Wise and his office staff are just the sweetest. They will be seeing a lot of me :).. ssshh i been back 3 times already. They also follow proper Covid precautions.
How does Blepharoplasty Help?
Tightening the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids can automatically improve or reduce the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes commonly known as "crow’s feet."*
Brightens Tired Eyes
Puffy bags under the eyes and excess skin on the upper eyelids can make one look constantly tired or sad. Blepharoplasty can help patients appear more alert and express their true emotions.
Sagging upper eyelid skin can make it difficult to see. The upper eyelid lift removes this excess skin to broaden the scope of patients’ vision.
How does a Blepharoplasty Work?
Consultation With Dr. Wise
- Dr. Wise will listen to your concerns and goals for your upper and/or lower eyelid surgery.
- He will examine you and make personalized recommendations to help rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes. He may recommend other procedures to complement the eyelid surgery so you can achieve your desired goals.
- Dr. Wise’s patients typically report little post operative discomfort. However, medication may be prescribed by Dr. Wise if needed.
- Generally, patients are back to themselves in less than one week, since this procedure usually produces a minimal amount of bruising and swelling.*
- Final results can be seen in as little as a few weeks to one month once all of the swelling subsides.*
- Dr. Wise will review any questions or concerns you may have regarding the surgical process to help you make an informed decision about having the procedure.
- Dr. Wise will review with you many before and after photos of his blepharoplasty patients.
- Sedation anesthesia is used to keep patients pain-free.
- Incisions and scars are well hidden within the eyelid crease and/or lash line.
- In some cases, Dr. Wise can make lower lid incisions through the conjunctiva, which results in no visible scars.
- Some patients opt to undergo other procedures at the same time, which rarely lengthens recovery time and can allow the patient to accomplish many goals with one surgery.
Blepharoplasty FAQ: Answers to Common Questions
How much does blepharoplasty cost?
The national average cost of an upper blepharoplasty is typically anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000, while a lower blepharoplasty may cost between $5,000 and $7,000. Performed together, this price is reduced. Exact costs can be obtained in a personal consultation.
Is blepharoplasty covered by health insurance?
Where a blepharoplasty is deemed medically necessary, it is often covered by health insurance. Unfortunately this is quite rare. We offer financing to make the procedure accessible to more patients.
How long does blepharoplasty take?
Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery typically takes two hours or less, but may take longer in certain fairly rare instances.
Is blepharoplasty an outpatient procedure?
Yes, eyelid surgery is most often done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. A designated friend or family member should be on call to drive you home.
Are there any side-effects from blepharoplasty?
Most patients will experience mild redness, swelling, and some bruising at the incision sites, and may be sensitive to harsh light. Cool compresses and keeping the head elevated helps reduce these. Medication and the eye drops w provide will prevent sharp pains, but some soreness should be expected for a few days.
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