Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty Indianapolis Carmel Indiana
Eye Lift Surgery
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty in Indianapolis and Carmel Indiana
If you are interested in having cosmetic eyelid surgery in Indianapolis or Carmel, Indiana, Dr. Janet Turkle can help. The area surrounding the eyes is one of the first to show the signs of aging. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can correct sagging and drooping upper eyelids as well as the bags that form just below the eyes. Eyelid surgery at our Indianapolis practice can be very dramatic, taking away years of aging, and giving your eyes a smoother and more youthful appearance. Our patients love the results of this surgery!
The Eyelid Surgery
The surgeon begins eyelid surgery by making incisions along the natural creases of the upper lid, and/or directly under the lower eyelashes. These incision lines heal beautifully and are rarely detectable. The excess skin and fat is removed and the surgeon then re drapes the skin, leaving it smooth. Eyelid surgery lasts anywhere from one to three hours and is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
In some cases, a surgeon may opt for transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The surgeon makes incisions on the lower eyelid and removes pockets of fat. This form of eyelid surgery is ideal for patients with less pronounced bags under the eyes, and leaves no visible scar.
After Eyelid Surgery
Following eyelid surgery, ointment is applied to the eyelids. The eyes will feel tight, although medication alleviates much of this discomfort. The head should be kept elevated for several days after eyelid surgery. Application of a cold compress minimizes swelling and bruising. The sutures are removed within a week of the eyelid surgery. Most patients can return to work in a few days, but must take care to protect the eyes from harmful contact and irritants.
Before and After Photos of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
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Approximate price for cosmetic eyelid surgery:
Prices for Blepharoplasty: $3,050-3700 (Upper), $2650-3300 (Lower), $5200-6050 (Upper & Lower). This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits.*
If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery at our Indianapolis practice, please contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology by email or call our office at 317-848-0001 today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery or Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
- How much does eyelid surgery or eyelid lift cost?
Upper eyelids $3050-3700*
Lower eyelids $2650-3300*
Upper & lower $5200-6050*
- Where is the incision for eyelid surgery or eyelid lift?
For upper eyelid lifts, the incision is within the natural crease of the upper eyelid.
For lower eyelid lifts, the incision is just below or inside the lower lash line.
- How long would I be off work after eyelid surgery or eyelid lift?
Just a few days.
- How long before I could exercise or swim after eyelid surgery or eyelid lift?
You can swim in three weeks or when your wounds are completely healed.
You can start walking immediately.
You can begin cardio in two weeks.
- How long before I can wear my contacts after eyelid surgery or eyelid lift?
- How many of the eyelid surgery or eyelid lift surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?
*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.