About the Treatment
- What is blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty refers to rejuvenation of the upper and lower eyelids. In regards to the upper eyelid, blepharoplasty commonly involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. Some people have so much excess skin that it actually impairs their vision and a blepharoplasty can help address this as well.
Blepharoplasty of either the upper or lower lids can be combined with other facial rejuvenation techniques including brow lifts and facelifts. All four eyelids can also be addressed at the same time.
- Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
Good candidates for upper lid blepharoplasty are individuals who are generally healthy and have any of the following concerns:
- Excess skin in the upper eyelid
- Bulging fat in the upper eyelid
- Excess hollowing of the upper lid
- A tired, sad, or angry appearance
- Loss of a well-defined eyelid crease in the upper eyelid
When it comes to lower lid blepharoplasty, good candidates for this procedure include individuals with the following concerns:
- Bags under your eyes
- Hollowing under your eyes
- Dark circles around your eyes
- Excess or deep wrinkles in your lower eyelids
If you have any of the above concerns, then a lower eyelid blepharoplasty can help rejuvenate your periocular appearance and restore a more youthful appearance to your face.
- What incisions will be performed?
In regards to an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Pirani places the incision in the natural crease, hiding the incision well. In most people, this scar will become essentially imperceptible once wound healing is complete.
In regards to lower eyelid blepharoplasty incisions, the incision of choice depends on the patient’s issues, goals, and anatomy. If no skin needs to be removed and Dr. Pirani only needs to reposition fat, then the incision can be made on the inside of the eyelid so that there’s no external scar.
In most cases, however, skin does need to be removed; in this case, the incision is placed just under the lash line. In most individuals this heals quite nicely and will become almost imperceptible once final healing is complete.
After blepharoplasty surgery, most people experience bruising and swelling for several weeks. This will resolve over approximately one to three weeks. Most people go home the same day after blepharoplasty surgery, and Dr. Pirani will see you regularly afterwards. Five to seven days after surgery, he will remove sutures and ensure that you’re healing well.
For a blepharoplasty consultation, Dr. Pirani will spend approximately 30 minutes going over all of your options and the surgical details, after which he will create a custom surgical plan that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and possible complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan and feel confident and informed.
- Procedure Cost
Lower Eyelid Surgery: $6,500 – $7,500
Upper Eyelid Surgery: $5,500+
(Taxes not included)