There are, of course, some men and women who seek out smaller procedures like an upper eyelid tuck. This is for individuals who feel their eyes look “droopy” or “sleepy.” The full procedure generally takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and Dr. Fox remarks, “The eye-lid surgery is very common, and in some cases it’s covered by insurance because of a visual field defect.”
Dr. Rana Mays explains, “The eyelid procedure is when we remove the excess skin on the eyelid, because as we age that skin loosens and becomes more lax. It’s done under local numbing in the office, so a patient doesn’t have to undergo anesthesia.” There will be stitches that come out in five to seven days, and a person should expect a little bruising. The cost runs from $3,000-$5,000. Once complete, the eyelids are lifted, giving an individual a more refreshed and “awake” look.
BY TONILYN HORNUNG