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How Much Does an Eyelid Lift Cost?

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How Much Does an Eyelid Lift Cost?

An eyelid lift, also known as a blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and tissue around the eye area. The effects include eyes that look larger, more expressive, and more alert. An eyelid lift can correct many years of accumulated bulges and sagging around the eyes.

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What is an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. Dr. Lawton will review your treatment options with you to decide which procedures will give you the best results. An upper eyelid lift can remove sagging or overhanging skin, while a lower eyelid lift can help remove under eye puffiness and drooping. 

How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?

You may be under local or general anesthesia for your procedure, depending on your surgeon’s recommendations. Dr. Lawton chooses the locations of his incisions to keep them disguised within the natural contours of your skin or within the line of the eyelashes. 

The doctor will remove or reposition fat, skin, and muscle through these tiny incisions to give the eye area a more lifted, alert appearance without the startled fake look that overdone eye lifts can cause. 

The surgery usually takes approximately an hour, although it may take longer if you have multiple procedures. Eyelid lifts may be combined with a forehead lift, facelift, or Botox® to increase the overall results. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

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. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about eyelid lifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call us at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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