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What is lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

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Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that corrects drooping lower eyelids or bags, wrinkles or excess skin around the lower eyelids, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Before the surgery, the patient receives either general anesthesia, which puts her to sleep, or intravenous sedation.

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The surgeon makes an incision below the lower eyelash line and removes excess skin and fat, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The surgeon can also reposition excess fat. Alternatively, the surgeon can make the incision on the inside of the patient's lower eyelid. The surgeon then closes the incision with surgical tape, skin glue or removable sutures.

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