Baggy lids can make your eyes look tired and weary. If you’re unhappy with the way your eyes look, an eyelid procedure can rejuvenate your appearance. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, board-certified plastic surgeon Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, MD offers several eyelid procedures to help correct sagging lids to residents of Pittsburgh, PA and the neighboring communities.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, helps improve the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids. Many patients opt for an eyelid procedure to lift sagging or drooping skin. To correct these problems, eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids to restore a youthful glow to the eyes. Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your appearance by making you look more alert.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Blepharoplasty procedures in the Pittsburgh area typically range from $4,000–$6,000.Surgery costs can vary. However, your final price will depend upon which surgeon you chose, what procedure you select, and your geographic area.
What Cosmetic Concerns Does Eyelid Surgery Address?
Puffy or sagging eyelids can make you seem older than your years. But eyelid surgery creates a more youthful and awake appearance. Eyelid surgery can help:
- Lift drooping upper lids
- Remove undereye bags and puffiness
- Eliminate fat deposits around the eye
- Smooth out fine lines beneath the eye
Many patients opt for eyelid surgery alongside other cosmetic treatments. Nonsurgical treatments like Botox® or Juvéderm® can boost the results of your surgical procedure and keep your eyes looking young.
If you have several cosmetic concerns, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can help you develop a treatment strategy that meets all your aesthetic goals.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?
If you are experiencing sagging eyelids that affect your vision or your appearance, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. If you are considering eyelid surgery, you may want to view our blepharoplasty before and after pictures. As with all our procedures, we are proud to offer financing options for blepharoplasty to make it a more affordable treatment for those who desire it.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can dramatically improve the appearance of your eyes. The results from eyelid surgery will be visible as soon as any post-operative swelling and bruising fade. Skin usually appears much firmer and tighter after your procedure. Results are typically long-lasting and many patients are able to preserve their results for several years.
Eyelid surgery doesn’t completely stop the aging process. As you get older, it’s normal for new lines and wrinkles to appear. But Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez can provide follow-up treatments to help keep your eyes looking young.
What Happens During an Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgeries at ReNova take place at a state-certified surgical facility. On the day of your procedure, you meet with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez. He answers any last-minute questions about your procedure and the recovery process.
Next, you receive anesthesia or sedation. Most patients are placed under general anesthesia, but some patients receive local anesthesia along with a sedative. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez will let you know which anesthesia you can expect.
Most eyelid surgery procedures take one to three hours. Eyelid surgeries are an outpatient procedure so you can return home the same day. Many patients experience some swelling or bruising for up to two weeks after their procedure. You can generally return to your normal activities within two to three weeks.
What is the Recovery From Eyelid Surgery Like?
There is little pain during the recovery process from eyelid surgery, and patients are typically fully recovered in a few weeks. However, your activities will be restricted for the first week or two. Most patients take about a week off of social activities to heal and rest.
You will be able to read books, watch television and perform similar activities within just a few days of your surgery. Your stitches will be removed shortly thereafter. It is important to keep your head elevated for several days after your procedure.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation for eyelid surgery and talk to Dr. Clavijo about your treatment. ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa welcomes patients from Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Pennsylvania.