Changing Faces: Common Cosmetic Surgeries Performed in 2011

December 10, 2011  |  
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7. Eyelid surgery

In eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, drooping upper eyelids and bags below the eyes are corrected by removing extra fat, muscle, and skin. Women improve their eye area far more often than men. So far this year 208,764 have been performed which is up 3% from last year.  Patients need a week to ten days to recover, but those who wear contacts need two weeks or more before they wear their corrective lenses. Although the procedure doesn’t improve your sight, your eyes will look better as you write the large check of about $3,000.

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