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Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

What is eyelid surgery?

Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

The following CBS Early Show segment profiles a 45-year-old woman who has undergone blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, in order to put the ‘sparkle’ back in her eyes. Here, learn about the different results of eyelid surgery and what you can expect during the recovery process of the procedure.