Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. From drooping and uneven eyelids to bags under the eyes, signs of aging around the eyes can make a person appears not only older, but even tired or angry. With the use of the latest techniques, blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid tuck surgery, is performed by our surgeon serving patients from Minneapolis, St Paul, and surrounding areas. The procedure can help to rejuvenate the upper eyelids, making a person appear younger and more alert, correct bagginess under the eyes, and provide a more youthful appearance.

If you have considered facial rejuvenation through cosmetic eyelid surgery, our experienced blepharoplasty surgeon has an office in Minneapolis. We can help you determine if this procedure is right for you. To speak with Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda about your eyelid surgery rejuvenation possibilities, contact Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery today.

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The Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Procedure at our Minneapolis / St Paul Practice

Blepharoplasty involves both the upper eyelid and the lower eyelid procedures. Depending on each person’s unique characteristics and cosmetic desires, one of these procedures, or both, may be performed. Dr. Kovanda provides innovative laser eyelid surgery for his patients. Laser blepharoplasty can be performed for both the upper and lower eyelid. Instead of a surgical incision using a scalpel, a CO2 laser is used to accurately make the incisions while at the same time sealing the blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics to reduce swelling, bruising and pain postoperatively. This helps to reduce patients recovery time and get them back to their life styles as quickly as possible.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Many of Dr. Kovanda’s patients complain of “tired eyes”, which can affect their overall appearance and social interactions. When one eyelid sags more than the other, a person’s facial features can become asymmetrical. When both sag, a person can look tired or even angry and some may have their visual field reduced affecting their vision if severe. This can occur as we age, or simply from what we inherit as part of our genetics. Regardless of its cause, many people decide to undergo surgery for a more rested, youthful appearance. Our office in Minneapolis serves the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area, Dr. Kovanda and his staff are experienced eyelid surgery providers.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Instead of addressing the upper eyelids, lower eyelid surgery helps correct for puffiness or bagginess under the eyes. This common occurrence can make a person look older then they are, or tired. This can be caused by stress, lack of sleep, allergies, or family genetics. By removing excess skin under the eyes, patients can enjoy smoother, more youthful facial features. Some blepharoplasty patients can combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift to fully address the rejuvenation around the eye when the brow appears heavy or droopy or contributes to the skin excess around the eyes.

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If you have considered eyelid surgery, and are looking for an experienced blepharoplasty provider, our practice serving Minneapolis, St Paul, and surrounding areas, can provide you with the exceptional, personalized care you deserve. To learn more about this popular procedure, contact Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery today.


How long after blepharoplasty do you see results?

Most patients will see their blepharoplasty results about four to six weeks after the procedure.

How long does eyelid surgery take?

Blepharoplasty typically takes about two hours to complete.

How is upper eyelid surgery performed?

Upper eyelid surgery is performed by making a small incision in the eyelid crease through which excess skin or fat can be removed and the tissues can be repositioned for a more youthful appearance.

How can I reduce eyelids?

Excess skin or drooping eyelids can be addressed through a blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.

How long does it take for lower blepharoplasty scars to heal?

Blepharoplasty scars will not be noticeable within several months of the procedure but can take up to a year to fully heal.

How do you reduce bruising after eyelid surgery?

Applying a cold compress, avoiding sun exposure, and keeping the head elevated can help reduce bruising after eyelid surgery.

Is eyelid surgery painful?

Eyelid surgery is typically a less painful procedure than other plastic surgeries. However, you will likely be prescribed a medication to ease discomfort through the healing process.

How long are eyes blurry after blepharoplasty?

Vision is typically blurry for five days or longer after a blepharoplasty.

Can I sleep on my side after eyelid surgery?

You should avoid sleeping on your side for at least two weeks after your eyelid surgery. This will help to reduce swelling.

What can I expect after eyelid surgery?

After eyelid surgery, you can expect some soreness, bruising, and swelling as well as itchiness or wateriness in the eyes.

How much does an eyelid lift Cost?

The cost of an eye lift ranges based on the complexity of the procedure and the expertise of the surgeon. Typically, an eye lift ranges between $2,000 and $5,000.

Is eyelid surgery safe?

Eyelid surgery is generally safe, but there are some risks involved as it is a surgical procedure. These include infection, bleeding, and dry or irritated eyes

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon at Kovanda Plastic Surgery | Website

Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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