Eyelid Surgery Cost: Investing in a Rejuvenated, Alert Appearance
The eyes are often one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Genetics and skin type, as well as the frequent repetitive movement of the skin and muscles around the eyes, can slowly diminish skin elasticity, resulting in wrinkles, sagging upper eyelids, or puffiness under the eyes that never seems to go away. If signs of aging around the eyes make you feel self-conscious, you may be considering blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and have questions about the price. Eyelid surgery cost varies from patient to patient, and Little Rock surgeon Dr. Suzanne Yee can provide you with an estimate during a consultation at our practice. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about how blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your appearance.
Investing in Blepharoplasty
Puffiness, drooping, and sagging around the eyes can age your face, giving you a constantly tired or upset appearance. Even our younger patients may inherit sagging eyelids. As the condition progresses, it can also obscure vision as the upper eyelids descend lower and lower.
During eyelid surgery, Dr. Yee accesses the underlying tissue surrounding the eyes to remove excess fat, skin, and muscle. Afterward, the tissue is sutured into a more taught, aesthetically appealing position. Incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the skin, such as the crease that occurs below the lower lash line.
Determining Your Treatment Cost
Dr. Yee prefers a conservative approach to cosmetic surgery, and customizes each procedure in a way that will provide the most natural-looking results. A number of individually tailored factors will affect the total cost of your treatment, including:
- Treating only your upper or lower eyelids, or both
- The type of anesthesia you choose
- Combining the surgery with an additional procedure, like a facelift or brow lift, or a non-surgical treatment
Most blepharoplasty surgeries can be performed as an outpatient procedure, which involves a relatively easy recovery process and allows our patients to avoid costly stays in the hospital. For patients who choose to combine a number of procedures for even more comprehensive results, cost savings may apply since they are only paying one fee for anesthesia, the surgical suite, and other services. Combining procedures can also allow you to take fewer days off work because healing times are consolidated.
Weighing Your Treatment Options
A huge cosmetic market has been built solely around diminishing signs of aging around the eyes. You may find yourself trying product after product, without achieving satisfactory results. Costly creams and non-invasive treatments can only achieve so much. Although some of these treatments may address fine lines and wrinkles, substantial eyelid drooping can typically only be addressed using surgery. Nothing can stop the aging process, but our blepharoplasty patients have enjoyed the results of their surgery for many years following surgery.
Schedule a Consultation With Us Today
If you are troubled by drooping, puffy eyelids, we can help. Dr. Yee is committed to improving each of our patient's confidence and quality of life, and can discuss what eyelid surgery can do for you during a consultation. To learn more about the cost of blepharoplasty, reach out to us today and schedule an appointment.