Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a popular procedure our Northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro area board certified plastic surgeons perform for improving the overall look of your eyes and is recommended for healthy adults of any age.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING EYELID SURGERY?
Incisions are typically made in the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes in your lower eyelids making scars virtually invisible. After the underlying fat is repositioned and excess skin is removed, the incisions are closed with fine sutures designed to leave nearly invisible scars.
In a Transconjuctival blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes the incision inside the lower eyelid. No skin is removed and the incision is hidden. Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery usually takes between one to three hours as an outpatient procedure under general or “twilight” anesthesia.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM EYELID SURGERY?
Stitches are removed in about one week and you can return to work in five to seven days. Strenuous activities can be resumed in about three weeks. Scarring is usually minimal after three weeks and almost undetectable in six months.
In addition to eyelid surgery, fine lines and light wrinkles can be corrected from around your eyes with the CO2 laser facelift procedure. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient with a local or general anesthesia and takes about one to two hours.
HOW MUCH DOES A EYELID SURGERY COST?
The cost of eyelid surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $4,200 – $5,600. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.