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Blepharoplasty

As we age, the delicate skin around the eyes can appear puffy or saggy. Eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and the normal deposits of protective fat around the eye bulge. The surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid tissues (skin, muscle, or fat) is called blepharoplasty.


Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. This surgery can be performed for either functional or cosmetic purposes. Sometimes the excess upper eyelid tissue obstructs the upper visual field or can weigh down the eyelid and produce tired-feeling eyes. When blepharoplasty is performed to improve vision, rather than for cosmetic reasons, it may be covered by some insurance companies.

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