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Do your eyelids sag, causing you to look tired even after your morning coffee? You’re not alone! Read on as Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. John Kim explains how blepharoplasty, commonly called “eyelid surgery,” could be right for you.

As we age, skin all over the body begins to lose elasticity and stretch, and, often, one of the first areas that we notice this change is our eyelids. In addition to losing elasticity, muscles also begin to weaken, allowing fat to build up and cause large bags that are most apparent under the eyes. Drooping eyelids and under eye bags can make a person look older, and even the most energetic of us may appear perpetually tired.

In 2014, American plastic surgeons performed a total of 207,000 blepharoplasties nationwide, making it the 4th most common cosmetic surgery in the U.S. During his last ten years of practice, Dr. Kim has performed hundreds of eyelid surgeries, in which excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelid. Carrying less recovery time, cost, and risk than a facelift, blepharoplasty is a wonderful option for those who would like to restore their youthful appearance.

If you’re tired of looking tired and wish to appear as vibrant as you are, schedule your free consultation with Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. John Kim today!