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Eyelid Surgery

San Diego Eyelid Surgery La Jolla Blepharoplasty - La Jolla Eye Lid Surgery

La Jolla Eyelid Surgery Specialist, Dr. James Pietraszek provides quality Eyelid Surgery options to patients at his La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery office in San Diego. Eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) is a corrective procedure that can reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance to the eyes.  One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes.  During the aging process, wrinkles, lines, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance.  The blepharoplasty surgery is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a face lift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).

Eyelid Surgery Pricing and Payment Options

Eyelid surgery pricing can range from $3,000 to $6,500, depending on the patients needs and surgery goals. Also, from time-to-time, we may offer a special incentive for this procedure so be sure to ask if we are currently running any exclusive promotions! Feel free to call us directly at (858) 450-3377 or email us at ptcoord@plasticsurgerylajolla.com for more information.

This surgery is a cosmetic procedure and usually can't be covered by your health insurance, however there are many payment options available! The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery accepts all credit cards(Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express) and we also offer great financing options through CareCredit (0% Interest for up to 18 months, on approved credit) and Point Loma Credit Union. You can apply online and be approved within a matter of just a few minutes!

Our surgery fee includes: Dr. Pietraszek's surgeon fee, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, material costs and post-surgery garments.

Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:

  • Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
  • Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
  • A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.

General Eyelid Surgery Procedure

The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes which should leave no visible scarring.  The surgeon will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin.  Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles.  In some instances, laser technology may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas.  Newer techniques may include Botox injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles.

The surgery generally takes about one to three hours and is performed in the physician’s office.  If additional cosmetic procedures are being performed, the eyelid surgery could last longer.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Process

Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication.  While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after the surgery.  The healing process for this procedure is slightly longer than most other forms of cosmetic surgery; however, the benefits are long-lasting.  Patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Before and After Examples

Before and after photos can help you better understand the various procedures that are available to you, in addition to helping you form reasonable expectations of what can be achieved through plastic surgery. It is important to keep in mind that each person is different and that your results may vary.

La Jolla Eyelid Surgery in San Diego

Contact Us

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon, Dr. James Pietraszek, encourages his San Diego area patients to contact us with any questions or comments they may have. Please call The La Jolla Institute of Plastic Surgery or use the contact form below.
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