Cosmetic eyelid surgery still holds its popularity in the United States. As well as other surgery, eyelid surgery has its own risk. It is a surgery that focuses on improving the appearance of your eye that makes you look fresh and young. A cosmetic plastic surgeon or oculoplastic surgeon performs this type of surgery on lids or tissues surrounding the eye. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it is the top five in a cosmetic surgical procedure in 2018.
Who Are Qualified to Undergo Eye Surgery?
The candidates that are qualified to undergo eye surgery are healthy individuals who do not have any eye conditions or medical conditions that can affect the recovery process, also those who do not smoke. Smoking slows the recovery process of eye surgery.
What Are the Types of Eyelid Surgery?
- Blepharoplasty or commonly known as an eye lift is the most popular type of cosmetic eye surgery. It gives a solution to puffiness in the lid, excessive wrinkles, drooping lids, and folds that impairs vision.
- Upper/lower eyelid surgery focuses on reducing the puffiness or swelling around the eye.
- Droopy eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the eye and vision. Droopy upper eyelids have a medical term which is Ptosis. It is associated with aging but it sometimes occurs in children.
- Asian eyelid surgery or double-eyelid surgery aims to design an eyelid that lacks crease. It is common in the Asian population to have no crease in the eyelid or monolid. Having this surgery makes your eyes more noticeable.
Safety of Eyelid Surgery
There is a certain amount of risk present in eyelid surgeries. Such risk includes infection, swelling in incisions, increased sensitivity to light, and dry eyes. It can also result in a temporary or permanent alteration of vision.
Recovery Process of Eyelid Surgery
Eyes have the thinnest and delicate skin in one’s body. Bruising and swelling are the most common occurrence after eyelift surgery. It may take two weeks of procedure for bruises and swelling to go away. If you have blepharoplasty, it may take seven to ten days to return to the normal state.
The Cost of Eyelid Surgery
The statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery in 2018 estimates the average cost of $3,163 to have cosmetic eyelid surgery. It is considered a long-term investment because it lasts 10 years or more which is why it outweighs the average cost of it. The cost will vary from the type of procedure, fee or surgeon, and other medical expenses. For those who have health insurance, it can be fully or partially covered if your situation states it’s necessary to undergo surgery.