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How much does eye bag surgery cost in Michigan?

Eye bags, also known as puffy eyes, can make you look tired and older than you actually are. While there are a number of non-surgical treatments that can help reduce the appearance of eye bags, sometimes surgery is the best option. But how much does eye bag surgery cost?

Eye bag surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that involves removing or repositioning excess fat and skin from the lower eyelids. The cost of the procedure can vary depending on a number of factors, including the surgeon's experience and reputation, the location of the surgery, and the extent and complexity of the surgery required.

On average, the cost of eye bag surgery in the United States can range from $5,000 to $8,000. This typically includes the cost of the surgeon's fees, anesthesia, and the use of the operating room. However, this may not include additional expenses such pre-operative testing, post-operative medications, or follow-up appointments.

It's important to note that the cost of eye bag surgery can also vary depending on the type of procedure being performed. A traditional lower blepharoplasty, which involves removing excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids, is typically less expensive than a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which involves removing or repositioning fat from the lower eyelids with an incision hidden in the back of the eyelid.

While cost is certainly an important factor to consider when deciding whether or not to undergo eye bag surgery, it's equally important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon. When choosing a surgeon, be sure to review their qualifications, training, and experience in performing lower blepharoplasty procedures.

In conclusion, the cost of eye bag surgery can vary depending on a number of factors, including the extent of the procedure and the location of the surgery. It's important to carefully consider both the cost and the qualifications of the surgeon when deciding whether or not to undergo this cosmetic surgery.

What is Lower blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to the lower eyelids. Lower eyelid bags and dark circles is a common problem that can make people look older and more tired than you are. This can be caused by a combination of redundant lower eyelid skin and excessive lower eyelid fat pads. Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can address the redundant skin as well as reposition and sculpt the fat pads to smoothen the contour of the lower eyelid and restoring a more youthful appearance. Learn more about lower blepharoplasty.

What is Upper blepharoplasty?

The upper eyelids can develop aging changes including excessive and redundant skin, changes in upper eyelid fat pads, and skin hooding over the lashes.  These changes can make you look tired, angry and older than your years.

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to address these aging changes to restore a more lively and refreshed appearance. This procedure tends to have little down time and very high satisfaction rates. The incisions are hidden away in the natural eyelid crease and heals very well with excellent results.

Learn more about upper blepharoplasty or visit American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki's Blepharoplasty page (for which Dr. Shannon S. Joseph serves as the editor).

Where to get eyelid surgery in Troy Michigan?

When considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery on the face, it is very important to find a surgeon who specializes in performing procedures on the face. While many surgeons may advertise providing blepharoplasty and brow lift surgeries, not every surgeon performs them regularly.  This is important because, across medicine, it has been well demonstrated that surgeons who perform a given procedure frequently are more likely to have outstanding results and less likely to encounter complications.

Therefore, it is a good idea to understand how experienced your surgeon is in your procedures of interest. Specifically, it is important to verify your surgeon underwent the appropriate fellowship training, which is training beyond residency that allows surgeons become highly specialized in one area, such as plastic surgery around the eyes and face.

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Dr. Shannon S. Joseph is a Johns Hopkins University and University of Michigan trained, board-certified, fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon. She specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the eyes and face. Eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty is the most common procedure Dr. Joseph performs, and she has successfully performed thousands of these surgeries.

At your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Joseph will take her time to carefully listen to your expectations and goals, perform a comprehensive evaluation, and works together with you to design a plan that is fully tailored to your anatomy and aesthetic goals. Learn more about why patients choose us and read what about the experiences and reviews from our patients.

Our office is located in Troy, Michigan, serving patients from Troy as well as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester, Rochester Hills, and surrounding areas of Southeastern Michigan. If you are interested in a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph, contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.