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These days, more and more people are asking their eye doctors all about eyelid surgery in Minnesota. Like many states, Minnesota is seeing a general increase in the number of people taking this voluntary eye surgery each and every year. Eyelid surgery is associated with few side effects and can be relatively inexpensive, but it is generally seen as a cosmetic procedure. As a result, most Minnesotans opt to have this procedure done at a dedicated cosmetic surgery clinic, where it can be cheaper, or at an eye clinic where it is treated as a routine procedure with little follow up care required.

Eyelid surgery is formally known as blepharoplasty, although you'll probably only see this name on medical disclosure forms among plain-spoken Minnesotans. During a blepharoplasty procedure, a senior surgeon will make an incision into each of the patient's eyelids and do one of two things -- or a combination of both: 1) Remove excess tissue from the eyelid, including fat and 2) Make minor modifications to the surrounding area to make it appear tighter and more youthful. Blepharoplasty is common among people aged fifty or older and results in a more vibrant appearance that tends to transform the look of the eyes themselves.

Under Minnesota standards of medical care, blepharoplasty must be done under sedation. Surgical stitches will be used -- it is important to note whether you'll have to have a follow up procedure for removal. In many of Minnesota's finer healthcare facilities, the stitches used are self-dissolving and will disappear over the course of a few weeks, but these are more expensive and are not available everywhere even in Minneapolis. Patients must also be aware of potential side effects: It is difficult to correct a blepharoplasty once done, and asymmetrical appearance, eyelid discoloration or numbness may result. Ideally, recovery is complete in no less than three months.

Minnesota government workers and others who receive eye care insurance through their employer might be eligible to receive blepharoplasty coverage through their insurer in certain special circumstances. This is generally only allowable for an upper eyelid procedure that results in a medically detectable increase in peripheral eyesight. Making this case will require the covered Minnesota resident to take a regular eye exam, which can be handled at the same clinic as the blepharoplasty or with that person's regular eye doctor. Out of pocket, the cost for the procedure can run from $2,000 to $3,000. In almost all cases both eyes will be done at the same time.

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Minnesota Eye Institute
3401 South Broadway
Alexandria, MN 56308
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Crosby Eye Clinic
332 E. Central Entrance
Duluth, MN 55811
John L. Bonner Eye Clinic
3605 Mayfair Avenue, Suite 2150
Hibbing, MN 55746
Northwest Eye Clinic
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Minneapolis Medical Eye Clinic
710 E 24th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A.
710 East 24th Street Suite 106
Minneapolis, MN 55404
St. Cloud Eye Clinic
2055 15th St North, Suite D
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Progressive Eye Care
1690 University Ave, Suite 140
St. Paul, MN 55104
Mankato Clinic
1901 N. Old Minnesota Ave.
St. Peter, MN 56082
Northern Eye Center
200 1st Street NE
Staples, MN 56479
St. Paul Eye Clinic
200 Thompson Avenue East
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Ophthalmology LTD
Hwys 60 & 71 N.
Windom, MN 56101

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