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Blepharoplasty: Surgery to rejuvenate the eyelids typically involves removing fat, skin and muscle in varying combinations from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This procedure effectively treats drooping eyelid skin, and puffiness below the eyes. The surgery usually lasts one to three hours and can often be performed under a local anesthetic. Working through small incisions hidden in natural skin creases, excess skin, fat and/or muscle are removed. In some cases, incisions may be made on the inside of the lower eyelid ("transconjunctival blepharoplasty"), which leaves no external scar. Most of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Pain and discomfort following the surgery are typically controlled with oral pain medication, and are not severe. Stitches are removed within one week after surgery, and within one week to ten days most patients can return to work. Some bruising and/or swelling may persist longer, depending on the exact nature of the surgery and the patient.

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