If you’re interested in getting a facelift, then it’s safe to say you want to get the best results possible.
After all, you want your facial appearance to match how you feel inside – and you feel as youthful as you did in your twenties!
But while researching a facelift, you may have noticed conflicting information about whether or not an eyelid lift (also known as a blepharoplasty) is included.
For that reason, let’s explore one of the most common questions we get during our facelift consultations: “Is blepharoplasty part of a facelift?”
A blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, targets the upper or lower eyelids when drooping affects the upper lid or bulging affects the lower eyelid. The procedure involves removing excess fat, skin, or muscle tissue and contouring the surrounding area to produce a natural, youthful look.
The overall effect of a blepharoplasty opens the eyes, giving you a youthful, more rested appearance.
On average, an eyelift surgery takes up to two hours to complete if you’re having both the upper and lower eyelids done together. Also, blepharoplasty easily combines with other facial procedures, such as a facelift, a rhytidectomy(neck lift), a brow lift, or rhinoplasty to create a more fully enhanced appearance.
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How Much Does a Blepharoplasty Cost?
The cost of a blepharoplasty procedure varies considerably depending on the patient’s needs and preferences. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average price nationwide for a blepharoplasty was $3,163 as of 2018.
Here are some things to keep in mind regarding blepharoplasty costs:
- More than anything else, the quality of the surgeon you choose will determine the quality of results you see. Dr. Eric Ahn of Awaken Aesthetics is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery and also holds a board certification in ophthalmology. Considering the intricacy of the anatomy of the eye, choosing a surgeon with expertise in both aesthetics and ophthalmology can save you much heartache down the road.
- Upper blepharoplasty procedures are typically done on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia, which helps keep costs down.
- The total cost listed above for eyelid surgery includes pre-and post-op costs, such as medical exams, lab work, prescription meds, and follow-up visits.
- Whether you opt for an upper or lower blepharoplasty or both, the results last a lifetime for most patients, so there’s no need to have the procedure redone in the future.
- Remove draping skin that blocks your vision
- Eliminate bags that form under your eyes
- Remove excess fat that makes the under-eye areas look puffy
- Remove excess skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles along the upper and lower eyelids
- Make your eyes look fresher and more alert
- Rejuvenates the upper part of the face
- Creates young-looking, natural contours around the eyes
And as far as recovery time goes, you can expect to be up and about within two to three days after eyelid surgery!
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Anyone with growing concerns about signs of aging around the eyes is a good candidate for blepharoplasty. This includes individuals in their 30s and older.
Also, if you want to maximize the results in your appearance, having eyelid surgery and a facelift completed together will deliver even more striking results. Dr. Ahn will meet one-on-one with you to discuss which available options will best meet your aesthetic goals.
“Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!! ” *