Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery | Blepharoplasty | St Paul MN | Woodbury MNDr. Thao is one of the most requested board certified plastic surgeon around for eyelid surgery also called blepharoplasty. He has operated on blepharoplasty patients from all over the country and has helped many patients look and feel better about their eyelids.

Generally, good candidates for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty are:

  • Men and women who are healthy and have realistic expectations.
  • Men and women with puffy upper eyelids from excess fat deposits.
  • Men and women with droopy folds or sagging skin in the upper eyelid that impair their vision.
  • Men and women with loose skin, fine wrinkles, and bags under the lower eyelid.

An eyelid surgery will improve your eyelids and your facial appearance overall giving you a more rejuvenated and youthful look.

Your Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. An incision is made that traces the natural fold of the upper lid and extends a little beyond the outside corner. The sagging skin is separated from the fatty tissue and muscle underneath and removed. A small amount of fat pads are also removed for those with puffy upper eyelids. Excess fat from the lower eyelid can be removed through an incision made inside the lower lid. For those with excess skin in the lower eyelid, the incision is made along the natural crease of the skin right below the eye. Following surgery you may experience mild discomfort, bruising and swelling. Dr. Thao will give you oral medication to ease the discomfort and cold compress to control the bruise and swelling. Avoid heavy lifting or vigorous activities for 4-6 weeks. Your sutures are usually removed within 3-10 days. Once sutures are removed and the swelling and bruise goes down, you will begin to see the result.

Botox injection is an additional cosmetic procedure that you may consider to diminish frown lines between the eyes and horizontal lines in the forehead. Botox is an excellent cosmetic procedure to erase “crow's feet” around the outer eyes as well.

Additional cosmetic surgery procedures that may enhance your results include Forehead Lift, Facelift, Chemical Peel or Laser Skin Rejuvenation, and Restylane.

Your Free Cosmetic Consultation - Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.

During your eyelid consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.

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