What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a loose term for both upper and lower eyelid lifts. While some patients may be better suited for an upper lid lift, another might benefit more from a lower lift. Conversely, the procedures can be performed alongside each other for enhanced results you’ll love.
Upper Eyelid Lift
Upper lift procedures help reverse visible signs of aging such as a sagging top lid that droops below the eye. Although an upper eyelid lift is typically done for aesthetic reasons, the procedure can also be used to address functional concerns. Whether you’d like to correct obstructed vision or simply take years off your facial appearance, an upper eyelid lift could be able to help.
Dr. Karolak performs upper eyelid lifts with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout. The procedure typically is done in under one hour allowing you to go home immediately thereafter. In most cases, upper lifts are a one-time procedure that produces exceptional lifetime results.
Lower Eyelid Lift
Lower eyelid lifts are designed specifically to minimize the appearance of dark under-eye circles, hollows, and bags. This common aging concern affects both men and women and can make us look much older on the outside than we feel on the inside. Dr. Karolak has helped numerous patients achieve dramatic, long-lasting results with lower blepharoplasty procedures.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Karolak uses his advanced surgical techniques to produce natural-looking results according to his patient’s individual aging pattern. Bruising and swelling can last up to 2 weeks, rarely longer. Lower eyelid lifts have minimal recovery so you can quickly get back to your day-to-day routine.