Eyelid Lift Bellevue
Eyelid Lift also known as Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can involve the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Eyelid sagging can be the result of excess skin called dermatochalasia or excess fat, or displacement of fat downwards. This all can lead to eye bags or festoons in the lower lid area and a tired appearance to the eyes. Droopy eyelids if severe can affect vision. If this is the case further in evaluation is required. The eyelid lift procedure can dramatically change the appearance of the eyes making them appear larger, less baggy and more youthful.
Ptosis or Blepharoptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid is droopy as a result of weakness of the muscle that elevates the eye known as the Levator Palpebrae Superioris, or a possibly a neurological condition. The lower eyelid can be weak as well, or lax. Laxity of the lower eyelid should be treated if necessary during a lower eyelid procedure.
Cost of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Range is highly variable between $2500 to $5500 USD for all combined charges. Prices may vary based on length of time and complexity of the case. Pricing includes all follow up appointments and care. There are no hidden fees.
Any individual in relatively good health can have eyelid surgery. The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia, sedation or local anesthesia. Upper eyelid sagging, excessive skin or fat as well as lower eyelid bags, excessive skin or fat can be treated by blepharoplasty surgery. This is a same day procedure and well tolerated.
Postoperative Recovery after Eyelid Surgery
Recovery is generally well tolerated. Sutures are removed after 1 week. Showering can be started after 2 days. Vaseline is placed over the incisions as a dressing and cold compresses can help with swelling. If there are any questions during the postoperative course we encourage patients to call immediately. Follow ups are close initially and will be spaced out farther with time.
Eyelid Surgery Complications
- Wound breakdown
- Loss of skin
- Altered sensation to the area
- Dry eye
With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.