Thinking about having blepharoplasty surgery and want to know more?
We are a premiere plastic surgery practice in Cincinnati specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures of the face, including eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also referred to as eyelid lift or just “eye lift”, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the eyes and reduce the signs of aging.
Many people get a blepharoplasty procedure to reduce bags under the eyes or eye puffiness. In some cases, eyelid surgery can also be used for the functional purpose of lifting drooping eyelids. Many patients wish to target either the upper or lower eyelids, specifically, and will, therefore, have an upper blepharoplasty or a lower blepharoplasty. Others opt to have the full blepharoplasty procedure done (this includes both upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty).
Typical cost for blepharoplasty surgery in Cincinnati is somewhere between $2,000 and $5,000. For upper eyelid lift or lower eyelid lift, expect to pay between $2,500 and $3,500. For a full blepharoplasty (upper and lower), expect to pay between $4,000 and $5,000. Plastic surgery in Cincinnati is moderately priced and our board certified plastic surgeons have world-class skills and education.
During an eyelid surgery procedure, the plastic surgeon makes a small incision at the corners of the eyelids and excess skin and fat are removed. The remaining skin is then pulled tighter.
Full blepharoplasty procedure video:
Upper eyelid surgery video:
Lower eyelid surgery video:
Many times, local anesthesia can be used to do eyelid surgery (meaning the patient will not be put to sleep).
Recovery from a blepharoplasty procedure is relatively minor in comparison to other procedures (such as tummy tuck or body lift), but there is usually swelling and bruising that will go down in the months following surgery.
Very specific postoperative instructions will be provided for you at your pre-op appointment (or immediately after surgery). A combination of cold compresses, oral mediations, and additional instructions will be provided.
The effects of blepharoplasty can usually be seen immediately after the procedure but many times aren’t fully realized until up to a year after the procedure is done.
Although eyelid lift is a more subtle procedure, it can take years off the face. We hope to have some before and after videos posted for you soon!