Eyelid Surgery Miami

Boutinic Aesthetics is a leading boutique cosmetic surgery clinic in Miami, Florida, and offers a range of cosmetic services. Eyelid surgery is one of the top procedures performed at the clinic on both men and women by board-certified plastic surgeons who have more than 20 years of experience. Many different financing options are available for those who want to undergo eyelid surgery in Miami at our cosmetic surgery center.

Eyelid Surgery at Boutinic Aesthetics

Quick Overview

  • Eyelid surgery price: $3,000 – $4,000
  • Financing available: Yes
  • Average office visits: 3 to 4
  • Anesthesia: Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
  • Procedure time: 1-2 hours
  • Recovery timeline: 1 to 3 weeks
  • Pain Rating: 3/10
  • Ready to travel After: 14 days
  • Ready to work After: 10-14 days
  • Final results: 4-6 weeks
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What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the eyelids and can enhance the size of the eyes. The procedure can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids and is ideal for those who want to enhance their physical appearance or correct functional issues related to their eyelids.

Eyelid surgery is ideal for treating sagging or loose skin, which can impair vision by altering the natural contour of the eyes. It’s also effective for removing fatty deposits that are present, which can cause the eyes to appear puffy. Many people also undergo the procedure to remove excess skin on the lower eyelid, which is prone to causing fine lines and wrinkles to develop.

What Can an Eyelid Surgery Correct?

Eyelid surgery can correct droopy or baggy eyelids, excess skin on the lower or upper eyes, bags under the eyes, and excess skin on the upper eyelid that is partially blocking the patient’s vision.

Cosmetic Benefits

 Eyelid surgery is effective in eliminating fine lines and wrinkles near the eyes. After the surgery is performed, it allows the eyes to appear larger and more awake. This can allow the individual to appear younger and more alert.

Medical Benefits

Eyelid surgery works well for treating vision problems that are caused by excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids. It can improve the upper and outer vision of the individual. Enhancing the field of vision can make it easier to remain safe when performing different tasks during the day and can also offer relief for those who are struggling to view their surroundings.

Best Eyelid Surgery Candidates

Is Brachioplasty Right for Me?

Adults with droopy lower or upper eyelids are considered to be candidates for droopy eyelid surgery. Those who have poor peripheral vision due to excess skin or fat in their upper eyelids are also ideal candidates and can benefit from the surgery. Undergoing a physical examination during the consultation is necessary to determine if you’re a candidate.

Candidates for eyelid surgery must be in good health and have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure.

Best Blepharoplasty Surgeons in Miami

Boutinic Aesthetics is a leading boutique cosmetic surgery center in Miami, Florida, and has a team of top-rated eyelid surgeons with excellent reputations. The plastic surgeons at the location have over 20 years of experience and accommodate patients locally and nationwide when performing eyelid surgery in Miami.

Before & After

Before and After Photos

Combining Eyelid Surgery with Other Facial Surgeries

Eyelid surgery can be performed with other types of facial surgeries, including facelifts or neck lifts, rhinoplasty, and brow lifts. Scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon can allow you to discuss your goals and how you want to improve your physical appearance.

Initial Consultation

During the consultation, the plastic surgeon will examine the eyes, discuss your medical history, and discuss the results you can expect from eyelid plastic surgery.

Is eyelid surgery performed on men and women?

Yes, blepharoplasty is performed on both men and women. However, blepharoplasty surgeons have a different approach when performing the procedure on men because the surgery can create a feminine appearance. This is because the eyelid crease on men is typically lower than where it’s present on women. The brows are also slightly lower, and the brows tend to be fuller on men, making it necessary to remove less skin to achieve the best results. Most surgeons recommend men also get a brow lift to achieve the best results.

How does eyelid surgery work?

Eyelid surgery is performed by cutting into the eyelids where the creases are present. Excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed by the plastic surgeon before adding dissolving stitches.

Upper eyelid surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is performed by cutting into the creases of the eyelids.

Lower eyelid surgery

Lower eyelid surgery involves making a minor incision below the eyelashes where the natural crease is present. Excess fat is removed or redistributed before the incision is closed.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery involves making incisions into the creases of both the upper and lower eyelids of each eye. Dissolvable stitches are added to close up the incisions. Sagging skin and excess fat are trimmed during the procedure.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery and Aftercare

Due to the minimal amount of pain and discomfort associated with eyelid surgery, the recovery process is fairly easy. The eyes are typically bruised and swollen for one to three weeks following the procedure. It’s possible to return to work and out in public after ten to 14 days.

Eyelid surgery aftercare requires applying cold compresses to reduce inflammation. Ointment and eyedrops should also be applied to keep the eyes lubricated and to prevent dryness. Sleeping and avoiding physical activity are also necessary to avoid complications. It’s important to sleep with your back and head elevated for ten to 14 days.

Following the plastic surgeon’s instructions with your post-op care is essential for helping the eye area heal properly.

Eyelid Surgery Scars - What to Expect?

The scars left behind from eye bag surgery are not always visible because they’re typically made on areas where creases are present. The scars can take three to four months to heal and can change from red to pink. The scars respond well to routine scar treatment with silicone gel and creams that are applied topically to the skin.

Due to how delicate eyelid skin is, it allows the scars to quickly heal compared to other areas of the body. Using vitamin E on the scars and massaging the affected areas can also promote healing. The plastic surgeon will discuss where the incisions will be made during your consultation.

What are the Risks Involved in an Eye Lift Surgery?

The risks that are involved in eyelid and under eye bag surgery include bleeding and infections, dry and irritated eyes, temporary blurred vision, injury to eye muscles, difficulty closing the eyes, noticeable scarring, skin discoloration, and the need for follow-up surgery. Following the post-op instructions you receive from the blepharoplasty surgeons can reduce the risk of complications during the recovery process.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Miami?

Eyelid surgery in Miami costs an average of $3,000 to $5,000. The overall price is influenced by the level of experience of the plastic surgeon. Another factor that determines the cost is if the eyelid surgery is extensive or minor.

Can insurance cover eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is often covered by insurance if it needs to be performed due to medical reasons. If the eyelid surgery is performed for cosmetic purposes, it is typically not covered by most insurances. Patients with obstructed vision due to excess fat or skin on the eyelids are more likely to qualify for eyelid surgery through their insurance provider.

Contact Us and Get Rid of Eyelid Bags Today

If you feel you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery, you can reach out to our team today to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons.

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Undergoing the surgery can enhance your physical appearance and allow your eyes to appear more clear and more alert. For men and women, it reverses the signs of aging and can allow the eyes to appear larger. The effects of the surgery are long-term and last a lifetime.

The results of the surgery are not immediate and can take several weeks or months to be visible. Some bruising and scarring can also develop, as well as minor asymmetry of both of the eyes. It’s common to experience itching and dryness following the procedure, as well as temporary blindness and double vision at times.

A brow lift is effective in creating a younger appearance and refreshing the eye area but doesn’t require undergoing eye surgery. This procedure is ideal if you want to correct lower or sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty is an ideal option if you want to address heavy, sagging eyelids. In some cases, a brow lift can prevent the eyelids from being droopy.

The average cost of double eyelid surgery is $3,275 to $6,800. The overall cost of the surgery is determined by how extensive the surgery is, as well as the location where the procedure is performed. The expertise and experience of the plastic surgeon are other factors that influences the price tag of double eyelid surgery. Our patients usually pay around $4,000 for this type of blepharoplasty.

The effects of eyelid lifts last an average of five to seven years for those who undergo surgery on the upper eyelid. Patients who undergo surgery on the lower eyelids can enjoy long-term results that are permanent. The long-term results delivered are one of the main reasons 94% of people who have undergone the surgery consider it to be worth it, according to realself.com.

Fortunately, this type of procedure doesn’t require a lot of pain or discomfort because it’s one of the least invasive cosmetic surgeries performed on men and women. Most patients experience a minimal amount of discomfort when the procedure is performed, but anesthesia is performed during the surgery. The results are apparent within days, and the eyelids are prone to healing a lot quicker than other parts of the body due to the delicacy of the skin around the eyes. The pain typically peaks four hours after surgery and then subsides. Applying cold compresses on the eyes offers relief and reduces any swelling that is present, making it easier to recover quicker.

The healing process from this type of surgery is an average of one to three months. Most patients feel well enough to go out in public or return to work ten to 14 days after the surgery is performed. It’s possible to heal faster by following the post-op instructions provided by the plastic surgeon, taking time off work, using cold compresses, and attending follow-up appointments. It’s important to avoid coughing, sneezing, or performing any type of physical activity that can irritate the affected area. It’s also important to sleep on your back in an elevated position for three to four weeks following the procedure

Fortunately, most patients don’t have any noticeable scars following the surgery due to how well the eyelid skin heals due to its delicate texture. The incisions are made on the creases of the eyelids to make them less apparent. Faint and light scars may be present, but they’ll only be noticeable when you have your eyes closed and if other people know what to look for when trying to find where the incisions were made. Most plastic surgeons make very thin incisions, which makes them heal better and less noticeable. Scarring can be inconspicuous by using scarring creams and vitamin E to the affected areas in the months following the surgery.