Eyelid Lift

Conveniently located to serve Seattle and Bellevue

The eyelid lift procedure can dramatically change the appearance of the eyes making them appear larger, less baggy and more youthful. This surgical procedure is performed not only for cosmetic purposes, but also to improve functionality—drooping eyelids can limit eyesight and impede vision.

Eyelid Ptosis

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 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.


Dr. Rikesh is absolutely amazing! He has an amazing personality and is very kind! I felt very comfortable with him and sharing my issues with him. If I needed to talk to him, he would bend over backwards to talk to me and answer all the questions and concerns I had. I was privileged to have had Dr. Rikesh as my surgeon. He listened to everything I wanted and took very good care of me. The results are amazing! My experience with him was wonderful and I recommend him to all my friends and family! J.L.

Ideal Candidates

If you want to tighten sagging lids or alleviate puffiness, you may be a good candidate for an eyelid lift. 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. Contact us now for your consultation.

The Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Rikesh Parikh, a physical examination of your eyelids and the general eye area will be performed. Your medical history will be reviewed, and you may be asked about any previous surgeries, current medications, and underlying conditions. Express your concerns and expectations to Dr. Parikh so that a personalized treatment can be developed to achieve your desired results. Photographs may be taken for before and after comparison. You will also be given pre-operative instructions.

The Eyelid Lift Procedure

Your eyelid lift surgery starts with the administration of anesthesia. This eliminates any discomfort during the surgery. Then, tiny incisions will be made. For an upper eyelid lift, the incision will be made along the natural fold of the eyelid. For lower eyelid lift, the incision will either be made below the lashes or just inside the lower eyelid. Excess tissue will be removed, and skin and muscle tissue may be tightened to make the area taut, creating the “lift” effect. After the desired effect is achieved, the incisions will be closed with stitches. It may take up to two hours to finish the eyelid lift surgery.

Eyelid Lift Cost

The cost of an eyelid lift varies from one patient to another due to Dr. Parikh’s highly individualized approach. The overall price will include anesthetic and surgical fees, as well as any additional procedures performed, such as a facelift or brow lift.

Contact Us

Freshen up your appearance—remove the telltale signs of aging with an eyelid lift in Seattle. Contact Dr. Parikh to arrange your consultation today.