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Blepharolplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Louisville KY

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Louisville KY

Dr. Lee Corbett is a board-certified facial surgeon with many years’ experience helping patients achieve a more youthful appearance. One of the facial rejuvenation procedures he performs more often is upper and lower eyelid surgery. Because eyes are the focal point of the face, even small changes to this area can dramatically enhance the appearance of the whole face. Peruse the paragraphs below to learn more about the renowned Louisville eyelid surgery specialist, Dr. Lee Corbett, and his treatment approach.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids and upper facial region. A surgery may involve surgical alteration or lifting of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. All patients will meet with their board-certified surgeon for a consultation where the surgeon will outline recommendations and expected results.

Is Eyelid Surgery for Me?

No other facial feature says more about us than our eyes. Patients frequently complain that their eyes make them look tired or angry or simply too old. Blepharoplasty surgery rejuvenates the eyes by removing excess skin and fat, or “bags”, of the eyelids. This procedure is often coupled with face lift, forehead lift, and laser surgery. Some patients also consider rhinoplasty and/or chin augmentation in order to enhance the harmony of their facial contours.

Goals of Surgery

The goal of Blepharoplasty surgery is to remove excess eyelid skin and fat to “open up” the eyes and restore your bright, vibrant and youthful appearance.

The Surgery

Where Does the Surgery Take Place?

Dr. Corbett performs this procedure in an outpatient facility.


IV Sedation is sufficient for this surgery in some cases, in other General Anesthesia is preferable. This will be discussed at your consultation.

Surgery Time

Blepharoplasty takes 45 minutes to 1½ hours.

Hospital Stay

Surgery is done on an outpatient basis in Louisville.


Most patients are back to their normal routine within 5 to 7 days. As with most facial surgery, post operative swelling and bruising are to be expected. Specifics will be discussed at the time of your consultation.


After surgery you should plan on at least 2 to 4 follow-up visits though each case is individualized to address your needs.


As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur and are best discussed at the time of your consultation. It is essential that eyelid surgery patients be aware of potential complications before undergoing this or any surgical procedure.

About Your Surgeon

Dr. Lee Corbett is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Corbett has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America. This outstanding recognition is only given out to surgeons dedicated to achieving beautiful results. Learn more here about Dr. Corbett’s awards and achievements.


Cost ranges from $4,000 to $6,500. The wide range in cost is due to pricing for upper or lower lids versus all 4 lids. All estimated pricing does include Hospital Costs, Anesthesia Fees, and Surgeon’s Fees. While this cost range represents an estimate, the final price is based on each patient’s unique situation and can only be determined during a consultation.