Whether it’s a surgical or non surgical eye lift, the end results aim to be the same:
A traditional surgical brow lift requires anesthesia. Once the patient is properly sedated, incisions are made either at the hairline or approximately half way back under the hair. The skin is then carefully moved back, eliminating the look of loose skin. Once the correct placement is reached, incisions are closed up with sutures, specialized clips, or adhesives. Recovery time is about 10-14 days, and you can expect discomfort and bruising during the recovery time.
A surgical eye lift differs in the placement of the incisions. This surgery can be done on upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Incisions are made directly on the lid, and are specifically located in spots where any scarring should be masked by your natural eye creases. The incisions are closed with sutures or skin glue. While a lot of swelling may go down initially about 48 hours after the procedure, it usually takes a few weeks to fully recover. It's recommended that during that recovery time, patients avoid sun without sunglasses at all times, as the delicate skin will need to be protected as is heals into a tight, youthful look.
Non Surgical EyeLift Options
Banish wrinkles and crinkles overnight with soft, medical grade silicone patches that smooth and plump fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes as you sleep and dream. These innovative, area targeted, at-home treatments can give you the results you hope for overnight. No surgeries needed. The SiO patches adhere to your skin, creating a microclimate that gives sagging skin a chance to normalize collagen, uninterrupted. And these patches are comfortable, so you should be able to easily get your beauty sleep while you get your beauty treat.
Bonus! SiO Patches come in a shape designed specifically for the brow, and a targeted eye lift design. The eyelift patches come in tandem with smile line patches, so you can get the most bang for your buck.
According to a 2016 survey by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a surgical eyelift can cost on average about $3,022. This does not include anesthesia or hospital room fees.
SiO BrowLift patch is available at SiObeauty.com for as little as $24.95, and the SiO Eye & Smile Lift packs are $14.95 for 2 reusable patches treatments, or $24.95 for 4 (prices reflect subscribe and save). Easily the most affordable non surgical option on our list, SiO offers a chance for anyone to get comfortable beauty at home.
Fractional Laser Eye Lift can cost anywhere from $900 to $1,900, depending on where you go, and how much of your face your choose to have treated.
Ultherapy will put you back, on average, about $2,500. The price will vary depending on where you choose to have the treatment done.
Botulinum Toxin comes is at $9 to $20 per unit, but keep in mind that a full brow and eye lift should take approximately 55 units. So in the end, it's about $500 to $1,000.
No matter what your pain tolerance or your paycheck, there are effective ways to lift eyes for a bright, refreshed, and youthful you!