Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

The best reason to have a blepharoplasty is to lessen the baggy look that can add years to your appearance. If fine wrinkling is also a problem, some months after your blepharoplasty, resurfacing, either chemically or with the laser can be done.

Patients often ask if the procedure will stop wrinkling with smiling but unfortunately it can’t. When combined with a facelift it can result in a much more “rested” look.

A pre-operative eye exam is usually suggested, and as with facelift surgery, no smoking for at least three weeks pre-operatively is a must.

The discussion of expectations here is important as each patient’s skin elasticity varies. Because of this variation imaging on the computer is not done by Dr. McAvoy.


  • Usually upper and lower lids are done at the same operation
  • Local anesthesia with sedation is the usual
  • Dark glasses are recommended for the first ten to fourteen days as some patients bruise (despite the claims of the companies selling anti-bruise herbal medications!)
  • Costs for upper and lower lids are about $4000-4500 under local anesthesia, higher with general
  • Recovery times may vary
  • Patients go home the same day

Some Typical Results Of Dr. McAvoy’s Surgery:



Two Weeks Post-Operative

Each patient Had Bilateral Upper and Lower Blepharoplasties and Fat transfers to “Tear Troughs”