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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Surgery of the eyelids can improve one’s self-esteem—eliminating the results of aging on the skin or removing unneeded excess skin. Typical procedures include removal of fat deposits, drooping tissue in upper or lower lids, and the small wrinkles or "laugh lines" that appear around the eyes. The goal is to eliminate a look of fatigue and restore a more youthful, alert and engaging appearance.

About the Procedure
The natural contours of the eye are being restored in this procedure. To eliminate drooping or folds in the upper eyelid, the surgeon will make an incision along the length of the upper lid along the natural contours and remove excess skin and/or fat deposits. For the lower lids, an incision is made below the eyelash and tissue or fat is removed to eliminate puffiness or dark circles. Another access for lover eyelid can be through the inside of lower eyelid. The eyelash effectively covers any sign of the incision on the lower eyelid.

This procedure can be more difficult in some persons with eye-related disease or other specific medical problems. Be sure to tell your provider if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, or any history of heart or vascular disease.

View a short animated video describing blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids.

View a short animated video describing blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids.

Contact Us

OMC's plastic surgery department can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except on holidays), at:

tel: 507.529.6740 

fax: 507.529.6741

Mailing address:

Olmsted Medical Center
Attn: Plastic Surgery 
1650 Fourth Street SE 
Rochester, MN 55904

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