If you have drooping eyelids or puffy or tired looking eyes, you may consider eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty can provide a refreshed, more youthful look by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Depending on the individual, surgery may be performed on either the upper and lower eyelids or on both.
During recovery, there may some discomfort as well bruising and swelling. Pain medication can be prescribed to alleviate the pain. Ice packs can be used to reduce bruising and swelling. You may also need eyedrops to keep your eyes moist and minimize itchy, dry eyes.
Recovery may last from two to four weeks. The final results may not be complete for several months. Always follow your physician's post-operative instructions.
According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for Statistical Data, the national average for surgeon's fees for blepharoplasty was $3,020 in 2015. This does not include additional fees for the surgical center, anesthesia, etc.