Upper Eyelid Surgery Near You in Miami, FL
Blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery or eyelid lift surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and/or fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This quick and simple plastic surgery can provide a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the eye area by improving drooping or sagging of the upper eyelids and puffiness and bags beneath the lower eyelids. Eyelid lift surgery is a good procedure for anyone who has an excess of skin and/or fat pads of either the upper or lower eyelids.
Dr. Galitz performs eyelid surgeries near you in Miami and throughout southern Florida in the office surgical suite at Aventura Plastic Surgery in Aventura, Florida. Local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia may be used depending on the individual case. Surgical times will vary and may last anywhere from thirty minutes for less extensive cases to as much as two hours for more serious cases of eyelid lifting.
How Is It Performed?
Eyelid surgery can be performed through either an external or transconjunctival approach. With the external approach, the incisions are located in the upper eyelid crease for upper blepharoplasty and below the lower lashes for lower blepharoplasty. Through these incisions, respected Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Galitz, will precisely remove excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids, as well as the fat pads if necessary. For the transconjunctival approach, the incisions are made inside of the lower eyelid and the fat pad only is addressed.
How Long Is Recovery
Eyelid surgery recovery typically lasts seven to ten days. During this time, the eyelids may feel tight or sore and medication can help to alleviate any discomfort. Swelling and bruising are common. Other temporary side effects may include dryness, itching, burning or tearing of the eyes, light sensitivity, and blurred or double vision. The stitches are removed after one week, at which time most patients are able to return to work. More strenuous activities and exercise can be resumed after approximately two weeks. As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications and these may include eye injury, ectropion, and poor eyelid closure. To minimize the potential for complications with your eyelid surgery and to optimize your results, you should seek a board-certified plastic surgeon near you who has extensive experience in blepharoplasty surgery procedures and their variations.
Eyelid Surgery Cost Near You In Miami, FL
There are a number of factors to consider when determining eyelid surgery costs. These include:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesia fees
- Surgical facility costs
- Medication costs
- Complexity of Issue
- Any Necessary Medical tests
The typical cost of eyelid surgery will range from $3000-$5000. This amount can vary depending on how severe the condition is and the type of anesthesia used for the eyelid surgery procedure. Here at Aventura Plastic Surgery, the top choice for blepharoplasty near you in Miami, we are pleased to offer local anesthesia with oral sedation options as a way to not only reduce costs of your eyelid surgery but also reduce risk. Local anesthesia with oral sedation has become a popular method of sedation during minor surgeries such as eyelid lift surgery. A numbing agent is applied to the area being worked on, in this case the eyelids and area surrounding the eyes, using either a topical cream or gel or in some cases through an injection, and then the patient is given a correctly dosed combination of pills to induce a calming ‘twilight’ sensation that reduces stress but avoids the need for general anesthesia (being put completely out). For more information about our anesthesia options as well as our cost and payment options contact our office to set up your initial consultation.
Contact an Experienced Aventura Eyelid Surgeon
Your eyes are one of, if not the most, important features of your face. When you are looking for a plastic surgeon near you to handle your eyelid lift surgery you want one that you can trust. Dr. Galitz has been performing eyelid surgeries for over 30 years at the same Aventura Florida location just north of Miami. He is double board-certified, a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the prestigious American College of Surgeons. As well as an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine.