Is Eye Lift Surgery Right for Me?

Is Eye Lift Surgery Right for Me?

The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, making eye lift surgery a challenging undertaking. A skilled surgeon can remove bags, smooth wrinkles, and rejuvenate your eyes, providing a more youthful look. Choosing the right surgeon is important. Consider your goals for eye lift surgery, and ask as many questions as you need to ascertain whether blepharoplasty is right for you.


Eye Lift Surgery

Eye lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, involves the removal of excess skin and pockets

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of fat from the upper and lower lids, in order to open the eyes, making them look more refreshed and youthful and to improve your eyesight. Eye lift surgery does not involve the brows. The procedure is sometimes combined with other surgeries, like a brow or face lift, to achieve the desired results. The procedure is recommended for healthy adults over 18, in good physical and mental condition. It is important to discuss any preexisting medical conditions with your doctor to prevent complications.



Eye Lift Surgery Recovery

Most patients are able to return to work in seven to ten days following eye lift surgery. Bruising and swelling may appear around the eyes and face for 48 hours following the surgery. Light activity is allowable as long as you do not exert yourself. During eye lift surgery recovery, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. You’ll be prescribed over the counter and prescription medications to address any pain during your eye lift surgery recovery. The majority of the bruising and swelling should have dissipated in two weeks’ time.


Eye Lift Surgery Cost

Eye lift surgery cost varies depending upon the specific needs of the patient and the challenges present. Anesthesia, hospital services, and other costs will be included. It’s important to discuss your budget with your doctor prior to your procedure. Eye lift surgery cost is sometimes covered by insurance if the procedure is being done to improve eyesight, so be sure to check with your provider.


To learn more about the non-invasive and non-ablative anti-aging procedures available to Charleston residents, visit our aesthetic services page. We offer many nonsurgical options to keep our patients looking as young as they feel! Contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery online or call us at (843) 881-2130 to make your appointment.
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About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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