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Blepharoplasty

The eyelids are highly susceptible to the effects of aging, and they begin to conspicuously droop and sag with time.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an effective treatment that tightens the skin around the eyes for a more youthful appearance.

At Mesna Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, MN, we can help you regain your confidence with blepharoplasty.

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Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical treatment that lifts the skin surrounding the eyes to create a more youthful look. Dr. Mesna uses this minimally invasive outpatient treatment to create a natural, more rested look for patients at our Minneapolis, MN, practice.

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Say Goodbye to Under-Eye Bags Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis

Many things can be done to ward off the effects of aging and help you maintain a healthy, vibrant, youthful appearance. Unfortunately, there's no way to prevent the skin around the eyelids from becoming lax, developing wrinkles, and sagging over time. In these cases, blepharoplasty is the only option. Mesna Plastic Surgery helps patients regain a sense of self-confidence because we know how disheartening it can be to look in the mirror and see unsightly bags and excess skin under the eyes.

Why suffer when you can make a difference through quick, safe, and effective surgery? Contact Mesna Plastic Surgery online today to ask a question or request a consultation to receive a treatment estimate from our plastic surgeon. You can also reach our Minneapolis, MN, office by calling:


(952) 927-4556

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Candidates for Blepharoplasty

Both men and women are candidates for blepharoplasty. The eyelid surgery patients we see are typically men and women in their 40s and up. By this point in an individual's life, the aging process has taken its toll on the skin, fat, and muscle tissue of the eyelids, and men and women begin to develop conspicuous and heavy under-eye bags, wrinkles, and sagging eyelids. If your upper eyelids have begun to sag to the point that they impair your vision, our team can provide a safe and effective solution and help you regain your sight and your confidence.

Blepharoplasty vs. Brow Lift

A brow lift, or forehead lift, is intended to lift drooping eyebrows and smooth lines between the brows and along the forehead. If these cosmetic issues affect you, a brow lift may be a better solution — or this treatment can be performed in combination with eyelid surgery. We can determine which approach is right for you during a consultation at our Minneapolis, MN, practice.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

There are two types of eyelid surgery procedures: upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery. Both techniques are offered at our Minneapolis practice:

Upper Eyelid Surgery

If the upper eyelids are sagging, they can impact your appearance and self-confidence. In severe cases, they can actually impair vision. As we age, the muscles weaken and the skin begins to lose its elasticity, which results in sagging of the eyelids that can actually obstruct vision.

Upper eyelid surgery corrects this by eliminating excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue. Dr. Mesna can then reposition and tighten the remaining tissue so that it appears younger and healthier.

To perform this surgery, a small incision is made along the upper eyelid (after anesthetizing the area for your comfort). Once the incision has been made, Dr. Mesna can remove extra tissue, reposition the muscle, and pull the skin taut, at which point he will close the incision with fine stitches. There is little to no visible scarring, and patients can leave the office the same day as treatment.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Unsightly bags and excessive sagging of the lower eyelid can be addressed with lower eyelid surgery. To perform this surgery, an incision will be made along the natural crease of the lower eyelid or inside of the lower eyelid. This incision provides access to the underlying fat and muscle tissue. Excess tissue will be removed, and the muscle tissue will be repositioned. Once this step is complete, the skin will be pulled taut and the incision will be closed. Fine stitches are used, and there is little to no visible scarring after healing is complete. Typically, the procedure takes no more than two hours and you can leave our office the same day as treatment.

If there is excess fat tissue but the skin is not sagging excessively, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty procedure may be well-suited to the patient's needs. During this treatment, excess fat tissue is removed, but no skin is excised. This technique leaves zero visible scarring because the fat can be removed through very small incisions.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

During your consultation at our Minneapolis office and after your procedure, Dr. Mesna will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions and information to facilitate a quick recovery.

Side Effects

Side effects include discomfort, bruising, swelling, itching, and tightness. These are greatly improved two weeks after surgery, but side effects will continue to subside in the coming weeks. 

Makeup

You can start wearing makeup again to hide any residual bruising and enhance your appearance about two weeks after surgery.

Return to Work

You should be able to return to work within just 10 days of the procedure.

Exercise

You should avoid strenuous exercise for six weeks after surgery, but you should begin light to moderate exercise upon your plastic surgeon's approval.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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