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Cosmetic eye surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (upper/lower/both eyelids)

Corrects 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)

  • Procedure takes one to three hours
  • Local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia
  • Performed at Ascension Via Christi Surgery Center. Does not require an overnight stay
    • Overnight stay is optional at an additional cost for cosmetic patients
  • Possible side effects include temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising,temporary dryness, burning, itching of eyes, excessive tearing, sensitivity to light for first few weeks
  • Reading in 2-3 days
  • Back to work in 7-10 days
  • Can wear contact lenses in 2 weeks or more
  • Strenuous activities, alcohol after about 3 weeks
  • Bruising and swelling will take several weeks


Results from cosmetic eyelid surgery will last several years and are often permanent.