Blepharoplasty in Minneapolis, MN

Brighten Your Vision and Your Self

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Sagging, drooping eyelids can hide your joy in more ways than one — by making your expression look tired or sadder than you feel and by impairing your vision. Blepharoplasty is the procedure to remove this excess skin and allow for repositioning or removal of eyelid fat.

When performed at our Minneapolis, MN clinic, the goal of blepharoplasty is to create a more youthful, refreshed look by reducing droopiness, puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes. The long-lasting results offer both aesthetic and vision-improving benefits.

Blepharoplasty can be used to lift upper lids and also to lower lids to tighten puffy bags beneath the eyes. In some cases, there may also be adjustments made to the area around the outside of the eye.

Blepharoplasty at a Glance

During your free, one-on-one consultation you’ll speak with a doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. There can be other causes for drooping eyelids — like ptosis, a condition in which a stretched upper eyelid muscle causes the lid to droop, requiring a different surgery. You can trust your doctor to recommend the right treatment.

Blepharoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure under IV sedation. In lower lid blepharoplasty, tightening of the eyelid skin is done to eliminate extra tissue or wrinkles. As with any eye-related surgery, you’ll want to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery.

Outpatient/inpatient: Outpatient
Length of surgery: 1-3 hours
Anesthesia: Depends
Length of recovery: 1 to 2 weeks, though it may take several months for the final results to fully manifest

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Do I Need Blepharoplasty?

See the Results

There’s no denying the impact blepharoplasty can make — see the difference for yourself!

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Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

“Dr. Wudel and his wonderful staff: I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the care and thoughtfulness given to me during and after my lower eye procedure. Having a stranger cut into your face is nerve-wracking but I felt completely safe in Dr. Wudel’s hands. The aftercare from both he and his staff was amazing as well. I could call anytime with questions and get a response right away. This is a minor procedure but it has changed my self esteem in the biggest way. I still get compliments and it’s been since April! I will (and have) recommend you all!”

Frequently Asked Questions

People consider blepharoplasty to address concerns such as drooping or sagging eyelids, puffiness or bags under the eyes, excess skin that impairs vision or a tired and aged appearance. It can help anyone’s eyes look and feel more youthful and refreshed.

Because anesthesia is administered for this procedure, patients do not feel immediate pain. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used for any discomfort, swelling or bruising that occurs after the procedure.

The incisions for blepharoplasty are placed in inconspicuous locations like the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize visible scarring.

In some cases, excessive skin on the upper eyelids can obstruct vision. Blepharoplasty removes this excess skin, improving both the aesthetic appearance of the eyelids and the patient’s ability to see.

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