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    Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Overview

    Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Blepharoplasty is a surgery that is performed to remove extra skin from the eyelids and also to remove fat or add some fat in that area. If the upper eyelid looks too heavy or puffy or if the eyelid blocks vision due to fat accumulation, blepharoplasty can correct it. Wrinkles or fine lines under the eyes, or excess fat or skin under the eyes can also be reduced or removed with this surgery. This surgery can correct and improve the appearance of your eyelids. If you are facing any of the problems mentioned above, it is best that you consult a plastic surgeon and allow him/her to take you through the benefits of getting a blepharoplasty done.

    How is blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) done?

    For perfect blepharoplasty, you must seek the expertise of an experienced plastic surgeon. This surgery requires very nifty hands because the incision lines need to be designed with precision so that the scars get concealed in the natural structure of your eyelids.

    For upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions on the upper eyelid skin to remove excess fat and skin and then uses a fine stitch to join the skin and create an eyelid crease.

    For lower blepharoplasty, the cosmetic surgeon makes incisions just below your lash line or on the inside of your eyelid to remove or add excess fat. Incisions made on the inside of the eyelid are completely invisible. This is also called the transconjunctival approach.

    The incisions are closed with sutures – removable or absorbable, skin adhesives or tape. Along with surgery, laser resurfacing of your eyelid might be needed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles further.

    In places like Atlanta, GA, double eyelid surgery, also known as Westernization of the eyelid or Asian eyelid surgery is also done to create a crease in the upper eyelid.

    Cost of the surgery

    Depending upon the type of surgical procedure you need, blepharoplasty can cost you around $2,900. This might be exclusive of other expenses like medical tests, anesthesia, operating room charges and medication. If medical examinations prove that the surgery is performed to correct obstruction of vision, then the cost of the surgery might be covered by a health insurance provider.

    Experienced doctors like Dr. Paul McCluskey can also help you with financing plans to cover the cost of the plastic surgery. It is more important that your surgery should be done accurately and you should be willing to shell out some extra money if needed because your satisfaction is what matters most.


    After the surgery, the surgeon might cover your eyes loosely with gauze or you might need to apply cold compress for the first 48 hours after surgery. You will also be given a lubricating ointment to apply on the surgical site. This will also ward off infections. You might experience some swelling or irritation of the eyes for which you will be given appropriate medicines. Bruising and swelling after surgery is common, but it disappears soon.

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