Have you noticed the delicate skin around your eyes starting to sag? The eye area can develop early signs of aging that make you look tired and older. Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift can help eyes look bright, alert, and youthful. Targeting the eye area can make your whole face look younger and more refreshed. 

What is a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift offers a solution to drooping, tired-looking eyes. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that uses small hidden incisions to lift and smooth the eyelids. You can have an upper or lower eyelid lift, and many people have both. 

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How Does a Blepharoplasty Work?

Your LPS surgeon performs blepharoplasty using IV anesthesia or a local anesthetic with oral medication. The procedure uses incisions hidden in the creases of the eyelids or inside the lower lid. These allow the surgeon to remove excess skin and fat, reposition fat pads that have shifted, and tighten eyelid muscles. The healed incisions will become almost invisible.

How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?

An eyelid lift can undo many signs of aging in the eye area, but it cannot stop the aging process. Blepharoplasty results typically last ten to fifteen years or even longer. You can prolong the results of your procedure by taking care of this delicate skin, including consistent sun protection. Our skincare experts can recommend a range of effective products.   

Upper vs. Lower Blepharoplasty

You may wonder if you need an upper or lower eyelid lift. Which procedure you need depends on you the concerns you want to address. If both eyelids show signs of aging, you might benefit from having both procedures. 

Upper Blepharoplasty

You may benefit from an upper blepharoplasty if you want to address sagging, wrinkling, or drooping upper eyelids. The procedure can even improve your vision by removing extra skin that has sagged far enough to obstruct your eyesight. 

Lower Blepharoplasty

This procedure addresses undereye bags, hollowness, and drooping. Your surgeon will tighten the skin and muscle. They may also remove or rearrange fat pads that cause the appearance of undereye bags. 

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How Much Does a Blepharoplasty Cost?

If you have considered blepharoplasty, you have probably wondered how much it costs. The price will depend on your location, your provider, and the details of your procedure. The national average cost of blepharoplasty is $4120. Fees and expenses like anesthesia and medications are not included in this average. We recommend a consultation so your LPS surgeon can explain your expenses in detail and discuss financing. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

If you have drooping eyelids or undereye bags, you might be a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Good candidates have no significant health issues and reasonable expectations. Your LPS surgeon can determine if you are a candidate for one or both eyelid lifts.

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Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about blepharoplasty? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.