Everything You Need To Know About An Upper Eyelid Lift

Dr. Karan Chopra was guided and advised by visionaries of the field with hands-on experience at the esteemed Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. There he honed his skills in complex facial and orbital reconstructive surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center; completing a dual aesthetic and oculoplastic fellowship with Dr. Mark Codner. At the forefront of advancing cosmetic surgery, his revolutionary techniques and artful hand yield natural-looking results unique to each of his patients. Recognized for his prominent education and training pedigree, Dr. Chopra is revered for his leadership and research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored 53 peer-reviewed research articles and has given over 20 lectures across the U.S. Haute Beauty expert Dr. Karan Chopra dishes on an Upper Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty that tightens the eyelid skin resulting in a more youthful look. 

upper eyelid liftPhoto Credit: ShutterstockRECLAIM YOUTHFUL EYES

The most prominent facial feature and focal point is the ocular area. Known as the “window into the soul,” eyes speak a universal non-verbal language of emotion. The eyelid skin begins to sag and crease with each passing year, creating a hood that shortens the length between the brow and eyelash area. The redundant skin makes a droopy appearance that can potentially obstruct vision. An Upper Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty removes the excess skin caused by the natural aging process, giving the patient the ability to communicate with not only emotional vitality but with aesthetics, too.


Patients in their 30s, 40s, and 50s begin to experience a level of decreased skin elasticity that creates a need for a corrected outcome. The area immediately below the eyebrow can be susceptive to fatty tissue accumulation and encroach on the space directly above the eyelid. The sagging skin creates a sleepy appearance that can even hinder peripheral vision. An Upper Eyelid Lift reverses these signs and has the following benefits:

● Tightened eyelid skin
● Reduced bulged caused by fatty tissue deposits
● Well-rested, youthful look


To maintain a natural, rejuvenated eye area, it’s essential that the plastic surgeon approach the procedure with a scarless and innovative technique. A John Hopkins trained facial, breast, and body plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a fellowship in oculoplastic aesthetics, Dr. Chopra is uniquely skilled in the eye structure. His artful vision and masterful hand restore the delicate area to a youthful contour.

The amount of scarring that develops depends on the techniques used and your body’s natural healing process. While Dr. Chopra is careful to utilize scarless or seamless-scar techniques, some patients are biologically more prone to visible scarring that will likely fade over time.

During his ENVISIONS consultation process, Dr. Chopra will recommend a surgical strategy to meet your goals, provide process details alongside risks, benefits, and costs. He will provide you with a personalized recovery timeline and instructions to help your recovery go smoothly once the procedure is complete. As the eyes begin to heal, you will begin to appreciate an improved appearance and the emotional benefits of your self-investment.

eyelid liftPhoto Credit: ShutterstockTHE RECOVERY TIMELINE

● It is common for patients to experience more substantial swelling during the first week
● Patients take up to 2 weeks off before returning to work
● Three weeks for bruising and swelling to subside

Dr. Chopra's Quick Recovery Face Lift procedure empowers his patients to begin emotional healing and reclaim their youth. Through his extended ENVISIONS consultation, you will discuss history, goals and assess the region with a friendly and caring team. Contact Dr. Chopra and his team today to begin your confidence-boosting journey.

If you're interested in seeing Dr. Karan Chopra as a patient, contact him directly at Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery in Burnsville, MN at 952-435-0177 or by email Info@TCPlasticSurgery.com. Follow Dr. Chopra on Instagram @karanchopramd

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