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Blepharoplasty San Diego

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If your upper lids have begun to droop and sag, have excess fat or skin, or you have developed bags beneath your eyes, you will look older, tired, unhappy, or even angry. Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) on lower, upper or both eyelids can restore a younger, well-rested, rejuvenated facial appearance. At Sadrian Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon performs Blepharoplasty in our La Jolla office, using advanced surgical techniques. He has a reputation for his ability to produce a very natural, fresh, youthful look.

What is Blepharoplasty?

The medical term for eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty can be performed to correct drooping eyelids or problems with the lower lids. This procedure must be performed with extreme care, as even a millimeter too much skin removed can create an unnatural, wide-eyed, worked-on appearance.

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How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Most health insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery, such as blepharoplasty. However, when eyelid surgery is performed to eliminate sagging skin covering the eyelashes, your policy may cover it.

Costs for eyelid surgery at Sadrian Plastic Surgery are as follows:

  • Upper blepharoplasty: Between $5,600 and $6,700
  • Lower blepharoplasty: Between $6,600 and $7,200
  • Quad blepharoplasty: Between $10,600 and $12,500

We want eyelid surgery to be within your reach, so we work with CareCredit® and Alphaeon® to provide you with convenient financing for all our cosmetic surgeries and procedures. When you schedule your complimentary La Jolla plastic surgery consultation, our Patient Coordinator will further assist you with questions regarding CareCredit®, Alphaeon®, or other surgical financing options.

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Upper Blepharoplasty – How Does it Work?

In upper eyelid surgery, an incision is created in the natural crease of the eyelid. In the procedure, a crescent of skin and muscle is carefully removed, along with excess fat if your eyes have developed a puffy, tired appearance. At Sadrian Plastic Surgery in San Diego Upper Blepharoplasty is utilized to help resolve the following cosmetic issues:

  • Droopy eyelids
  • Excess skin affecting vision
  • Sagging eyelids make you look old and tired
  • Eyelid folds that make it difficult to put on makeup

To resolve unsightly conditions beneath the eyes, an incision is made within the lower eyelid structure, making it possible to avoid visible scars. This surgical approach is superior as the eye shape is not affected. The muscular structure supporting the eye helps create eye shape. If your lower lid has begun to droop and reveal an excess of the white of your eye, this can be corrected surgically. Every eyelid surgery is custom tailored to match the needs of the individual.

Transconjunctival approach

One type of lower blepharoplasty is called “transconjunctival,” performed without external incisions. This surgical technique is far superior, as the incisions are made within the lower lid, with no visible scars created during the procedure.

Why do I have eye bags?

Your eyelids are a complex structure, with layers of tissue, skin, and muscle. Fat pockets that have drifted from within the structure to below the eyes can be corrected with this advanced surgical procedure. A puffy look beneath your eyes is the result of fatty pockets that have pushed forward and are now lodged beneath your eyes.

How can eyelid surgery resolve undereye bags?

This transconjunctival surgical technique requires a very delicate surgical approach, top-level surgical skills, and finesse so that the eye shape is not altered. The eyelid is accessed from within the lower lid, the fatty pockets sculpted and repositioned, and any loose skin tightened if needed. The results can leave you looking refreshed, youthful, and no longer plagued by undereye bags that cannot be hidden with cosmetics.

How Long Does Blepharoplasty Take?

Depending upon the extent of the correction, the surgery requires about one hour for upper eyelid surgery. Upper Blepharoplasty can be performed with local anesthesia rather than general. If your lower lids are being corrected, the surgery may require more time. San Diego Blepharoplasty provider Dr. Sadrian is extremely meticulous in performing these procedures and will take all the time necessary to resolve your cosmetic issues or restore your vision if your eyelids have affected peripheral vision.

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Find out why Dr. Sadrian has become the most sought-after plastic surgeon for eyelid surgery by looking over our blepharoplasty before and after photos – our surgical results are incredibly natural looking and are performed with ultimate attention to detail – no rushing, no one-size-fits-all – your surgery will be customized specifically for you.

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Why Choose Dr. Sadrian for Blepharoplasty in La Jolla

Eyelid surgery is not a minor procedure, and you will live with your blepharoplasty results for years. It is critical that the surgery is performed with great care, a delicate approach, and is never rushed. There is no “cookie-cutter” approach. Dr. Sadrian is certified in two medical specialties: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Your blepharoplasty will be performed by an extremely qualified surgeon who not only has more extensive training in facial structures, but who is known for his artistry in facial plastic surgery.

Eyelid Surgery for Vision Issues

Many People experience a reduction in their vision as the upper lids sag lower and lower. If you are struggling with this condition, blepharoplasty can help your vision while helping you look younger and more vital. Find out why Dr Sadrian has become the most sought-after plastic surgeon for eyelid surgery by looking over our before and after gallery -- our surgical results are incredibly natural looking and are performed with ultimate attention to detail -- no rushing, no one-size-fits-all -- your surgery will be customized specifically for you.”

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The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.


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