Eyelid Lift

Eyelid Lift in San Diego & La Jolla

Sagging eyelids can make you appear tired all the time and can even interfere with your vision. Excess skin on the lower eyelids can make you look older. To address sagging skin on the eyelids and around the eyes, Dr. Kearney performs eyelid surgery on his patients in San Diego and La Jolla.

What is an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the eyelids and rejuvenates the area around the eyes. Specifically, it treats drooping and sagging upper eyelids, excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids, bags under the eyes, and excess fatty deposits in both eyelids. A blepharoplasty gives patients a more youthful, rested look.

What can I expect during the eyelid lift procedure?

During an upper eyelid surgery, the incision is made in the natural fold of the lid, and excess skin and fat are removed. For lower eyelid surgery the incision is made below the lower lashes or inside the eyelid, depending on the patient’s preference. Excess skin and fat are then removed. If the incision is made inside the eyelid, no external scar will be present after surgery.

What can I expect post procedure and what is the recovery time for blepharoplasty?

Patients usually go home the same day of their surgery. Expect to have some bruising and swelling for a week or two. Sutures are typically removed within a week. Most blepharoplasty patients can resume work within a week and get back to their regular activities within three to four weeks. Patients may wear contact lenses again when it is comfortable for them to do so – usually within a week.

How much does an eyelid lift cost?

Prices vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the surgery. To know the exact price of your eyelid lift, please contact us for a consultation.

Financing is also offered by CareCredit with patients able to finance up to $25,000. CareCredit offers our patients 6, 12 and 18 month no interest plans as well as plans with terms of up to 60 months at 14.9%. You can apply today by calling (800) 365-8295 or visiting www.carecredit.com.

Video: Dr. Kearney Discusses Eyelid Lift Surgery

San Diego facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kearney, discusses his blepharoplasty procedure techniques and results.

For more information on the eyelid lift procedure in La Jolla and San Diego, or to find out if it is right for you, contact our office today.

After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff