The fountain of youth remains elusive but there is a solution to aging with grace and beauty. Lifestyle changes, creams, and serums can work wonders to fight the aging process. Yet the transformative results of blepharoplasty surgery, or an eye lift, is one of the most effective ways of “wiping the years away.”
Your smile may be bright but your personality shines through your eyes!
If under eye bags and droopy eyelids show the world a view different from the vibrant personality inside, a blepharoplasty may be just what's needed to align your inner and outer beauty.
But there is one question that should be considered from the beginning: "How much does blepharoplasty really cost?"
How Much Does a Blepharoplasty Cost?
The extent of the procedure needed is a significant determining factor in the cost of blepharoplasty. Depending on your anatomy, condition, and goals, an experienced surgeon may recommend three variations of the surgery.
Upper blepharoplasty improves droopy or hooded upper eyelids. During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, restoring a youthful appearance to the eyes. Some patients will also have droopy eyelids, a condition called ptosis, that may require repair.
In many cases, upper blepharoplasty can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Lower blepharoplasty addresses lower eyebags. During the procedure, fat is contoured, support tissues are tightened, and excess skin is removed. Lower blepharoplasty is often more complex than upper blepharoplasty, requiring longer operative times and higher costs compared to upper blepharoplasty.
Patients with concerns about both the upper and lower eyelids require both upper and lower blepharoplasty. These procedures may be performed together in one operation, called Quad Blepharoplasty.
Two More Quick Questions
Additional Factors Affecting the Cost of Blepharoplasty
While we've just discussed one major factor in determining the cost of potential eyelid surgery, a few additional factors should be considered:
Eyelid surgery may be performed under local anesthesia, twilight sleep, or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used will depend on your surgeon’s preference, your health, and the complexity of your procedure. Your surgeon should discuss anesthesia options with you during your consultation.
Eyelid surgery can be performed in the office, at an ambulatory surgery center, or in the hospital. Where your procedure will take place will depend on your surgeon’s preference, your health, and the complexity of your procedure. Your surgeon should discuss facility options with you during your consultation.
The Skill and Experience of the Surgeon
Blepharoplasty is a delicate procedure requiring a high degree of skill, but almost more importantly it requires the knowledge and judgment to make just the right maneuvers in a very tiny, delicate, and intricate area. The skill, experience level, and reputation of the surgeon you choose will impact the costs of a blepharoplasty.
While eyelid surgery is a common procedure, there is a wide range of skill levels even among plastic surgeons. Choosing a reputable surgeon with an excellent track record will help optimize your chances for the best results and a satisfying experience.
Cost: The Bottom Line
The cost of blepharoplasty varies depending on your specific needs and goals.
The general cost of blepharoplasty in San Francisco ranges from $4,000 to $15,000.
Ready to Move Forward?
If you've decided to say goodbye to droopy eyelids and that old, tired look, reach out to us!
I, Dr. Larry Fan, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a proven record of success, and my talented team are happy to discuss your desired results with you and help recommend the right combination of eyelid procedures.