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What is eyelid surgery?

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Eyelid surgery (also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty), reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids.

This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons. It's also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.

SOURCES:

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty."

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Surgery of the Eyelids."

 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 15, 2020

SOURCES:

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty."

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Surgery of the Eyelids."

 

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 15, 2020

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