LG Health Cosmetic Services

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Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. It involves removing drooping skin from the upper lids and excess fat from both the upper and lower eyelids.

Benefits of cosmetic eyelid surgery include:

  • Decreasing bagginess or puffiness under your eyes
  • Brightening “tired” appearance
  • Minimizing dark circles under your eyes
  • Lifting excess skin that may impair vision

Your surgeon will discuss if eyelid surgery is right for you. Know that generally, ideal candidates don’t smoke or have any serious eye conditions.

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What to expect before, during and after eyelid surgery

Before surgery, your care team will provide instructions on how to prepare for your eyelid surgery, including any foods, drinks and medications to avoid. They will also share individualized after-care instructions to help quicken your recovery.

The incision lines your surgeon makes will be well concealed within the nature structures of your eyelid region. You and your surgeon will discuss your cosmetic goals in detail before your surgery, allowing your surgeon to select the best eyelid surgery approach.

Even though eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, it requires anesthesia, which means you will need transportation home. Your care team will give you instructions on how to care for your surgical site and advise you on complications to watch for.

At home, you will need to sleep in an elevated position for a few days after surgery. Most swelling or bruising should subside within two to three weeks. At that time, you’ll begin to see your refreshed, brighter appearance.  

Eyelid surgery cost

Depending on your specific treatment goals and other services you may undergo, eyelid surgery cost will vary. We will discuss the cost with you during your consultation.

Eyelid surgery risks

Cosmetic eye surgery is typically safe, although any surgery has risks that include infection, bleeding, or scarring. To avoid these, follow your care team’s pre- and post-operative instructions, and contact us with any concerns you have throughout the recovery process.

Potential complications specific to eyelid surgery are rare and minor, but include:

  • Blurred vision for several days
  • Slight imbalance
  • Ectropion (a more serious but treatable issue that occurs when the lower lid pulls outward)

Contact Us

Is cosmetic eyelid surgery right for your transformation? Contact us by filling out our online form or calling us at 717-291-5863.

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