I just saw one of my blepharoplasty or eyelid lift patients back in the office. She is doing quite well and gave me a quick suggestion that I thought would be helpful to pass on to my other patients. For years now we have recommended our eyelid lift patients use Karo syrup, or corn syrup, as a cold compress to reduce swelling and bruising after surgery. It can be placed in sandwich bags and put in the freezer to create a very cold yet pliable compress that molds around the eye. She suggested that adding in some frozen peas helps even further in terms of efficiency. So for all you eyelid lift patients out there, give this a try.