How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?
Blepharoplasty dramatically erases signs of aging, but it cannot stop the aging process. Changes to the skin and muscles around your eyes will continue. However, you will continue to look younger than you would have without the eyelid lift.
Most people are satisfied with their results for at least ten to fifteen years. Some people may never want another procedure, while others may choose to have the area touched up in the future.
How Does Blepharoplasty Work?
An eyelid lift is a minor surgical procedure that corrects drooping skin, wrinkles, and sagging fat pads to restore a more youthful appearance. You may need an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery.
An upper eyelid lift uses an incision hidden in a crease of the eyelid skin. Your surgeon will tighten loose skin and remove or reposition sagging pads of fat. The surgery can take less than an hour. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures and will heal into an almost invisible scar.
An upper blepharoplasty can remove skin and fat that droop so fat they have started to block your vision. In this case, blepharoplasty may be considered necessary and covered by insurance.
A lower eyelid lift uses an incision inside the eyelid or hidden under the lower eyelashes. Your surgeon will tighten the skin and manipulate the fat pads. This erases hollowness, puffiness, and undereye bags for a more youthful, less tired appearance.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
The cost of blepharoplasty varies depending on your location, your surgeon, and the type of procedure performed. The average blepharoplasty costs about $4,120. This usually does not include your anesthesia, lab tests, and other expenses. We recommend scheduling a consultation to get a more accurate estimate and learn about our recommended procedures.
What are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
People who have blepharoplasty often find it has even more benefits than expected. Some of these include:
- The eye area looks younger and rejuvenated
- The undereye area looks smoother and less puffy
- Eyes may feel less tired due to the removal of excess weight
- Unnoticeable scars
- Quick recovery time
- Possible improved vision
- Results lasting a decade or longer
The many benefits of eyelid lifts have made them one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures. They have a powerful rejuvenating effect on the eye area and can be combined with other procedures or non-surgical treatments.