Droopy, sagging eyelids can make you look old, tired and listless at any age. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin, fat and sometimes muscle from the upper and lower lids making your eyes more open, vibrant and lively looking. In some cases if your vision is impaired by drooping upper lids, insurance may cover some of the costs.
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CostsEyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will sleep through the procedure, or with local anesthesia and sedation. Eyelid surgery typically takes 1 to 3 hours depending on whether both your upper and lower lids will be treated. Eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will return home the same day.
Surgeon FeesEyelid surgery is a very delicate procedure and should be performed by a well trained, experienced surgeon. If you need help finding an eyelid surgeon in your area, our physician referral service offers listings of qualified, board certified plastic surgeons.
RecoveryImmediately following surgery your vision will be impaired, and you will need help getting home from surgery. You will need to rest your eyes for up to 3 days. You can resume reading and other visual activities after a few days. Most people are able to return to work after a week to 10 days. Swelling, bruising and scars will continue to heal over the following few weeks.