How Much Does an Eyelid Lift Cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for an eyelid lift procedure is $4,120. This does not include things like the hospital or surgical facility, medications, anesthesia, and medical testing.
Costs also vary widely based on your area, your surgeon’s skill and experience, and other factors. You should talk to your provider during your consultation about what final costs you can expect. Because this procedure is considered cosmetic, health insurance does not generally cover it.
What Results Can I Expect From an Eyelid Lift?
You can expect that your eyes will look naturally wider and brighter, and people will be able to see your beautiful eyes more clearly. If drooping skin got in the way of your vision, you will now have a full range of sight again.
Your eyes appear less puffy and tired, and your whole face will look more rejuvenated and energetic. You will feel a boost to your self-confidence when people notice your eyes instead of your drooping eyelids.
You can expect to have stitches in your incisions after the procedure. Dr. Lawton may use dissolvable sutures. If not, you will return in a week to have them removed. You can go home the same day as your procedure, but you will need someone to drive you home. Your eyes will be swollen and bruised after surgery, and this can take several weeks to go away completely.
Am I a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
Most people with drooping eyelids or other concerns about the eye area can be good candidates for an eyelid lift. People should not smoke and must quit smoking before the procedure and should not have any conditions that might impair healing.