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Algonquin Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), Fox River Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Removal of skin and tissue from both upper and lower lids, revitalizing tired-looking eyes.

Procedure: Correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. (Upper-eyelid surgery may be covered by insurance if used to correct visual field defects)
Length: 1 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia: Usually locally with sedation or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising. Temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes. Excessive tearing, sensitivity to light for first few weeks.
Recovery: Reading: 2 or 3 days. Back to work: 7 to 10 days. Contact lenses: two weeks or more. Strenuous activities, alcohol: about 3 weeks. Bruising and swelling gone: several weeks.
Duration of Results: Several years. Sometimes permanent.

Call our Algonquin, Illinois plastic surgery office at 847-458-8808 to schedule your personal consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thors.