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Can cosmetic surgery correct yellow eyelids?
Thank you for this question. What you are referring to are called Xanthelasma palpebrarum. Xanthelasma palpebrarumare are yellow patches consisting of cholesterol deposits around the eyelids. It can be an early sign of Hypercholesterolemia. This condition could increase your cousins risk for heart and vascular disease dramatically.
Surgically removal is possible but, recurrence can be common. Best,
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS