47 year-old female 6 weeks post upper eyelid blepharoplasty

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This is a 47 year-old patient that underwent an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. While performing this type of procedure using deep-sedation or general anesthesia is available, this patient, chose to have the procedure performed under local anesthesia. Using local anesthesia and oral valium (for anxiety relief), is an excellent choice of anesthesia for this surgery, and advantages to choosing this form of anesthesia are multiple. The post-operative pictures were taken six weeks later. Her post-operative course was typical and included minimal discomfort and mild to moderate swelling and bruising for 5 to 6 days followed by resolving swelling and bruising over the next 7 to14 days. She experienced both an improved aesthetic appearance as well as improvement in her ability to see to the sides and upward directions.

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