What Is The Cost Of Lower Eyelid Bag Removal?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to know the cost for under eye surgery to remove bags. I don’t believe I need lid surgery.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Your question as posed is contradictory. The removal of eyelid bags is a form of eyelid surgery that, if done in isolation, is accomplished through an incision inside the eyelid without outward skin removal or an imperceptible scar along the lashline. This is known as a transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty. While this type of lower eyelid procedure does not remove skin it is often combined with adjunctive lower eyelid skin tightening techniques such as chemical or laser peels. When excess skin as well as herniated fat exists, the removal of skin and fat is done through an external incision. This is known as a transcutaneous lower blepharoplasty.

I believe you were likely referring to the desire for transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty when you made the statement that ‘I don’t believe I need lid surgery’. That cost is usually in the range of $ 3,500 to $4,000 for both lower bags. If skin removal is needed this wil, raise the cost to about $ 4,000 to $ 4,500.

Dr. Barry Eppley