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Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve the appearance of skin around your eyes, making you look well rested, refreshed, and more youthful. Eyelid surgery can also restore vision that is impaired by sagging eyelids.

Eyelid surgery is a surgical method of removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelid. An incision is made along the upper or lower eyelid, and then the unwanted skin, excess fat, and occasionally unnecessary muscle are removed. Lastly, the incision is stitched closed. Typically, once healed, the incisions are not visible. Performed as an outpatient procedure under monitored anesthesia, eyelid surgery takes about one to two hours. Side effects last about ten days and include swelling, bruising, dry eyes and light sensitivity.

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