As they say, your eyes are the windows to your soul. Your eyes, and the area surrounding your eyes, convey every feeling and emotion you experience, contributing a lot to your facial expressions and the way people interpret what you are feeling. Over time, repeated facial expressions and the effects of aging can cause your eye area to look tired and less expressive. With blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner can restore the youthfulness of your eyelids.
Rejuvenating Results of Eyelid Surgery
One of the reasons your eyes seem like they are losing their expressiveness is because of changes in your eyelids. Aging of the eyelids dramatically influences the appearance of your eyes and your entire face. Over time, the skin of your eyelids stretch, the eyelid muscles weaken and bags of fat appear around your eyes. These things can add years to your face.
Eyelid surgery rejuvenates your facial appearance by addressing:
- Sagging skin obscuring your upper eyelids
- Upper eyelids that droop into your field of vision
- Bags beneath your eyes
- Puffy eyelids
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Fine lines across your lower eyelids
"I have always been self-conscious about my eyes. I was constantly being asked by friends if I was tired. I was afraid people would think I was crazy for having surgery at 42, but it was the best thing I ever did. I feel so much better when I see myself in the mirror. It improved my overall appearance. With the bags and wrinkles gone, I look as young as I feel." – R.G.
Eyelid Surgery Affordability and Fees
If you choose to undergo either upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery (but not both together), the average cost at our Baltimore practice is $3,800. If you and Dr. Basner decide you will undergo surgery of both the upper and lower eyelids in the same procedure, then the average cost at our practice is $5,800.
Of course, the cost to you ultimately may vary from the averages above. The only way to know for sure is to visit us for a consultation! You can rely on us to make sure you are armed with all the information you need to make a decision.
Individualizing Your Eyelid Surgery Procedure
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eye area and feel like hanging skin around your eyes is making you look old and tired, then you are probably a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Dr. Basner will help you design a treatment plan tailored to what you want to accomplish. Oftentimes patients have both the upper and lower eyelids rejuvenated, or you may decide to have either upper or lower blepharoplasty.
Many people combine their eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a brow lift. Dr. Basner will explain all of your options and what you can expect from the results.
Dr. Basner makes tiny incisions in your upper or lower eyelid to remove and reshape eyelid skin, fat and muscle. These incisions will leave virtually invisible scars along the lash line.
If you are interested in our eyelid surgery services, please call The Plastic Center of Maryland at 410-616-3000 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Adam L. Basner, MD. Dr. Basner welcomes patients in and around greater Baltimore, Towson, Columbia and other nearby areas.