Eyelid surgery in Sacramento, or blepharoplasty, is an operation that corrects sagging, or drooping eyelids as well as bags and bulges around the eyes. These conditions develop as a result of laxity of the eyelid skin and protrusion of fat around the eyes. It is not limited to older patients, as many individuals inherit a predisposition toward development of fat pouches at an early age.
Excess skin is treated by excision or occasionally by laser resurfacing. If excess fat is present, it can be removed simultaneously. Care must be taken to not remove excessive amounts of fat to avoid a hollowing appearance with increasing age of the patient.
How much does Eyelid Surgery cost in Sacramento?
The price of eyelid surgery in the Sacramento area ranges from $2300 to about $4300 depending on the individual needs of the patient. See our fees page for more information about our cosmetic surgery prices at Sacramento Surgical Arts or contact us for more information.
Blepharoplasty: Who can benefit?
Surgical correction is appropriate for all age groups. In some cases, the condition will be caused by other medical problems such as allergy or thyroid disorders. In these patients, the proper treatment may be medical rather than surgical.
Although this procedure can add an upper eyelid crease to the Asian eyelid, it will not erase evidence of one’s racial or ethnic heritage. Blepharoplasty will not remove “crow’s feet” or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows.
Blepharoplasty surgery is customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs. It can be performed alone involving upper, lower, or both eyelid regions, or in conjunction with other surgical procedures. Eyelid surgery cannot stop the process of aging.
Risks of Blepharoplasty Surgery
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with blepharoplasty surgery. An individual’s choice to undergo a surgical procedure is based on the comparison of the risk to potential benefit. Although the majority of patients do not experience complications, you should discuss each of them with Dr. Heir to make sure you fully understand the procedure.
What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery in Sacramento
You will be taken to the recovery area to awaken from your anesthesia. In this area, your progress will be monitored. You will wake up with an intravenous in place to supply you with fluids until you are able to drink.
You will have small ice bags applied to your face to help reduce the swelling. Bags of frozen peas work well for this because they are lightweight, stay cold for a long time and also conform well to the contour of your face.
You will remain at the surgery center until your vital signs are stable, you are awake and alert, and are taking fluids without problems. This may be from 1 to 3 hours depending on your response to the anesthesia.