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EYELID SURGERY
(Blepharoplasty)

Procedure Description
Blepharoplasty smoothes the appearance of the eyelids by removing or repositioning excess fatty tissue, or "bags," under the eyes. Adjustments can be made for drooping upper eyelids as well, resulting in a more well-rested appearance. Surgery can be performed on upper or lower lids alone or in combination.

Good candidates for the procedure have heavy wrinkles, drooping, or excess skin in the upper lids or bulging skin and “bags” under the eyes.

Surgery and Recovery
The procedure is performed with light sedation or general anesthesia and patients go home the same day. Bruising and swelling subside in 7-14 days. Occasionally, the eyelids feel tight during this time, but the use of eyedrops will help. Scars are left along the upper eyelid fold and just under the lashes on the lower lid and take 6-12 months to fully mature. Sometimes, lower lid surgery is completed without external scarring.

Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks 
and benefits of this procedure and determine if a blepharoplasty is right for you.

Please note, any patient considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be in overall good health and currently a non-smoker.

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American Association of Plastic Surgeons SOUTHDALE MEDICAL BUILDING
(Near Fairview Southdale Hospital)
6545 France Ave South, Suite 350
Edina, MN 55435
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