What is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelid. The surgery improves the appearance and functionality of the eyes while remaining low risk, and low cost to the patient. Dr. McDonald is among the best surgeons in Miami for blepharoplasty. Eyelid Surgery is gaining popularity in our office and is one the top five cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States.
How is Eyelid Surgery Done?
Eyelid Surgery is performed in an outpatient surgical center under local or general anesthesia. The surgery lasts approximately 1 hour for upper and 1.5 hours for lower. Dr. McDonald makes small incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, leaving little to no noticeable scarring. Dr. McDonald believes in conservative fat removal with repositioning to avoid a hollowed sunken appearance and improve the natural transition from the lower eyelid to the mid-face. As a result, Eyelid Surgery restores youth and beauty to the eyelids and face.
Insurance / Cost
The cost of eyelid surgery by Dr. McDonald varies on the patients choice of facilities and ranges between $4,000 and $5,500 for both upper and lower eyelid. Most insurances do not cover eyelid surgery, considering it a cosmetic procedure. However, when eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess skin of the upper eyelid blocking the patient’s vision, the procedure may be covered. Carefully review your policy.