How Much Does a Lower Eye Lift Cost?

average price for the lower eyelift plastic surgery?

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Lower eyelid lift cost in Baltimore, Maryland

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In my Baltimore Cosmetic Surgery Facility, Blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery can be performed with just local anesthesia or under IV-sedation (twilight sleep) with local anesthesia.

Local anesthesia
• upper eyes only - $1,850
• lower lids - $2,150
• upper and lower lids - $3,350

IV-sedation (twilight)
• upper eyes only - $2,700
• lower lids - $3,000
• upper and lower lids - $4,675

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 98 reviews

Lower Eyelid Surgery Pricing Can Vary But Price Alone Should Not Determine Who You Go To

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NEVER DISCOUNT YOUR FACE! It is dangerous to shop for cosmetic surgery by price alone. Eyelid surgery is intricate. There are many factors that go into determining price but your first concerns should be experience and results. It is much more costly to repair the eyelids the second time around so choose wisely the first time. Questions to ask:1)Who is performing the surgery? 2)What is the board certification in? 3)Fellowship training?
4)How many of these procedures has the cosmetic surgeon performed? 5)Can I see YOUR patients' before and after picture? 6)Do you perform the procedure in an Operating room that is accredited?7)Is there an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist performing the anesthesia?8)Do you use a laser or a scalpel blade? 9) Do you make a skin incision or remove the fat from the inside of the eyelid? 10) Do you tighten the skin by removing it or using a laser?11) What are the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure.

These are just a few of the questions you need an answer to make an informed decision.

As an Ocular Plastic Surgeon my training is specialized to treat eyelid disorders. Where other physicians may spend a few days in their training working around the eyelids. Ocular Plastic Surgeons spend a minimum of 4 years working on the eye and eyelids and surround tissues. I perform laser blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)transconjunctival ( from the inside of the lid). I tighten the skin with the same CO2 laser. I only perform the procedure in an accredited Operating room with a anesthesiologist for your comfort, safety and sterility.

Good Luck!

Mark Berkowitz, MD
Sterling Heights Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Cost of Lower Eyelid Surgery

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Hello, the cost of lower eyelid surgery ranges from about $2,200 to $4,500 depending on how much you're having done.  I break it down like this:

Just skin/minimal fat: $2,400-$2,600

Skin/significant fat removal or fat relocation:  $2,600 - $3,200

Skin/fat work/ and a lid shortening (tightening) procedure:  $2,800 - $4,000

I find that anesthesia fees are unnessicary as local anesthesia works great and the patients do wonderfully.

Hope that helps.

Dr. Chase Lay

Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Eyelid surgery costs in Los Angeles

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Cost of surgery varies between surgeons. The total cost will be determined by surgeon fees, anesthesia, facility fees, and type of lower eyelid surgery. There are many variations of the technique and I prefer fat transposition blepharoplasty. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Cost of Eyelid surgery

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The most expensive surgery is revisional surgery. Get your eyelid surgery right the first time. Many of my brow-upper lid junction structural fat grafting patients have come to my practice for the correction of hollowness created by the over-zealous removal of fat during an upper blepharoplasty surgery. I am continually amazed at how many cosmetic surgeons practice 1970's-era blepharoplasty surgery in the 21st century. I almost never remove upper lid fat during blepharoplasty surgery, and in many cases I actually add fat at the brow-upper lid junction. Fortunately, essentially all cases of post-blepharoplasty hollowness can be improved dramatically by structural fat grafting. It is a more challenging procedure, as scar tissue must be overcome to create space for the grafted fat, and in many cases it takes more than one fat grafting procedure to restore adequate fullness in these patients.
Lower lid hollowness following an overly aggressive lower blepharoplasty can likewise be improved. One must exercise care and caution, as lower lid skin and the underlying soft tissues are usually quite thin, and thus the lower lids are less able to conceal grafted fat. Fat grafting must be preformed conservatively here, with a plan for secondary and occasionally tertiary fat grafting procedures depending on the 'take' of the initial fat grafting surgery.
Many patients referred to me for treatment of these frustrating and difficult post-blepharoplasty problems have reported more than just a cosmetic improvement. Excessive removal of skin and fat during upper and lower blepharoplasty can impair normal lid function and cause or aggravate dry eye syndrome. In some cases the fat grafting procedure will restore suppleness and flexibility to peri-orbital soft tissues, make eyelid closing easier, and improve the truly irritating and aggravating symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

What is the cost of lower eyelid surgery?

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The cost of lower eyelid surgery is variable. Some of the factors that determine the cost of the surgery include:

1. The complexity of the surgery required

2. The type of anesthesia that is used

3. The experience level of the surgeon

4. The region of the country that you live in

Some lower eyelid surgeries simply require removal of fat in order to provide a more refreshed appearance. This type of procedure is often done on the inside of the eyelid and can be accomplished on most people under local anesthetic. If this is all that is required and the procedure is done under local anesthetic in the office then it is reasonable to spend between $2000 and $3000. I usually charge around $2500.

If the eyelid is weak, then the procedure may require tightening by attaching the tendon of the eyelid in a more elevated and lateral position. This is a bit more complex and may require general anesthesia which will add to your cost.

Often times, patients have fine wrinkles on the eyelids in combination with bulging which may require laser resurfacing as well as surgery to get the patient the results he or she desires.

Many people who have lower eyelid bulging also have a hollowing effect in the cheek underneath the eyelid and would benefit from some type of filler in order to provide a nicely blended effect from the cheek to the eyelid.

All of these are considerations when evaluating a patients lower eyelid region. I would consult with at least two qualified and experience surgeons who will give you a thorough analysis and an effective treatment program. Good Luck!


Todd C. Miller, MD
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon

Cost of lower blepharoplasty

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Blepharoplasty varies depending on the concern being addressed. It can be as simple as pinching out a small amount of skin or as complex as reconstructing the support to the lower lid to prevent eversion from the tightening. Lower lid surgery commonly involves fat repositioning and in most cases is more complex than upper lid surgery. Finally, the cost will depend on the type of anesthesia involved. If it is performed under local or oral sedation, you will likely not have to pay for the service of an anesthesiologist. If it is under general, this will increase the price. My surgeon's fee is generally $2000 to $4000 depending on the complexity of the case.

Sirius K. Yoo, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Cost of a lower eyelid lift

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 The cost of the eyelid cosmetic surgery is driven by 3 components: These are surgeon's  fee, anesthesia  doctor's fee, and the operating room fee . Every  plastic surgery office will have different charges.  Lower eyelid lift surgery is very intricate and delicate and it's best to go to a surgeon who is very experienced in eyelid surgery. Shop quality, not price. For many examples of eyelid surgery and our current price list, please see the link below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Cost of Lower Eyelid Surgery

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My patients generally will prefer going under a general anesthetic for comfort.  I usually would recommend this.  The cost relates to the requirements for each patient.

All of the following are considerations:

Skin Removal
Fat Removal with or without transposition
Lower Eyelid tightening
Fat Auto Grafting and Injection
Tear Trough Implantation
Muscle Suspension
Skin Resurfacing with Lasers or Chemical Peels

The range for the above for total cost would generally run anywhere from $2400 to $5000 depending on the services required.

Unfortunately, every situation is so unique that it is very difficult to generalize.

Dr. Todd Hobgood

Todd Christopher Hobgood, MD
Phoenix Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Cost of lower eyelid lift

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In our practice, we charge $2000 for lower eyelids, plus $250 for sedation anesthesia, which we recommend.  When done together with upper eyelids, we charge $3000, plus anesthesia.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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