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Blepharoplasty

A blepharoplasty is the removal or rearrangement of the skin, muscle and fat of the eyelids. This is one of the most common facial aesthetic and functional surgeries. Excess of the upper eyelid tissues can give you the appearance of aging or chronic disease. It can also functionally impair your vision. In cases of visual impairment, a blepharoplasty can significantly improve your peripheral vision. Your insurance may even cover the cost - it’s best to check with them first.

Blepharoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure. It can be performed with local anesthetic, intravenous sedation or with general anesthetic. Small sutures are usually removed at one week. You will usually be able to go back to work after a week, with minimal limitations on your activity.