What is an Eye Lift

An eye lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids. The surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. Here’s a more detailed explanation:

Upper Eyelid Surgery:

  • Purpose: To remove excess skin and fat that can create puffiness and droopiness.
  • Procedure: The surgeon makes an incision along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, removes or repositions fat deposits, tightens muscles, and removes excess skin.
  • Recovery: Swelling and bruising are common, but most people return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days.

Lower Eyelid Surgery:

  • Purpose: To remove or redistribute excess skin and fat in the lower eyelid, which can help reduce bags under the eyes and correct droopiness of the lower eyelids.
  • Procedure: The surgeon makes an incision just below the lashes in the eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid.
  • Recovery: Recovery time is similar to upper eyelid surgery, with most people resuming normal activities within a week or two.

Benefits of an Eye Lift:

  • Improved Appearance: The surgery can make you look younger and more rested.
  • Improved Vision: In some cases, an eye lift can improve peripheral vision if excess skin is obstructing it.

Risks and Considerations:

  • Risks: As with any surgery, there are risks including infection, bleeding, scarring, and issues with anesthesia.
  • Considerations: It’s important to have realistic expectations and to choose a qualified plastic surgeon.

Recovery and Aftercare:

  • Post-Surgery Care: You may need to apply cold compresses and use prescribed eye drops or ointments.
  • Downtime: Most people take about a week off from work and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks.


  • The cost of an eye lift varies depending on the surgeon’s experience, the type of procedure, and the geographic location.

It’s crucial to have a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals, the potential risks, and the expected outcomes of the surgery.

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