An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids to refresh your appearance. Excess fat can gather above and below your eyelids as you age, contributing to under-eye bags and droopy upper lids.
Upper blepharoplasty surgery addresses heavy-looking eyelids, puffiness, and an impaired field of vision. Lower eyelid surgery improves the contour of the eyelid and improves puffy under-eye bags. Patients can have surgery done on their upper lid, lower lid, or combine both into one procedure.
Combining procedures cuts your recovery time in half and adds to your overall improved appearance. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mark Karolak, patients can expect a short, manageable recovery period.