Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty in Toronto
Every year, thousands of men and women in Toronto choose Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to improve the way they look.
Droopy eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Blepharoplasty corrects these problems and also removes puffiness and bags under the eyes that make you look worn and tired.
At our cosmetic surgery clinic in Toronto, we’ve also met countless patients who are looking to add depth to their eyes that can only be achieved with having double eyelids. That’s why, even if they didn’t naturally have this feature, our cosmetic surgeons innovate on their eyelid surgery technique to achieve this effect and boost our patients’ confidence.
It’s important to note that eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to improve the appearance of the eyelids by correcting their droopy appearance, and cosmetically, improving the natural shape and depth of the eyes. Eyelid surgery is not a solution for skin-related concerns in the eye area, such as dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor can it change sagging eyebrows.
Though Blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, your cosmetic surgeon may also recommend a brow lift, face lift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.
Successful facial plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery.
Your surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.
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Is Eyelid Surgery For You?
As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites for a successful eyelid surgery and achieving your desired appearance.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) removes the excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lids. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area.
People with circulatory, ophthalmological, or serious medical conditions must rely on the diagnostic skills of their own personal specialists to determine whether Blepharoplasty is an option to consider. You can rest easy, though, knowing that our cosmetic surgeons in Toronto are dedicated to helping you find the best solution for improving the appearance of your eyes.
Eyelid Surgery- What Happens during Your Consultation?
A consultation with our cosmetic surgery clinic’s renowned facial plastic surgeon can help you decide whether any additional, complementary surgery would increase the success of the eyelid surgery. Your plastic surgeon might recommend planning a simultaneous forehead lift to correct a drooping brow area and smooth the forehead, or skin resurfacing to remove the fine line wrinkling in the eye area.
During the pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined and asked to answer queries concerning vision, tear production, use of lenses, and your desired results following the eyelid surgery.
Your cosmetic surgeon will explain what you can expect from Blepharoplasty and take a complete medical history.
Factors to be weighed include age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction. Furthermore, you can expect an open and honest exchange between you and your surgeon, which will establish the basis for a successful outcome.
After a mutual decision is made by both you and your cosmetic surgeon, the technique indicated for your individual surgery will be discussed. The type of anesthesia, the surgical facility, any supportive surgery, and the risks and costs inherent in the procedure will be outlined.
Understanding the procedure for Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Toronto
Whether your Blepharoplasty at a cosmetic surgery clinic in Toronto is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is of paramount importance.
It is also important for you to make the commitment to follow the pre-surgical and post operative instructions of the surgeon to enjoy the best results possible and avoid complications.
In upper eyelid surgery, the cosmetic surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds.
The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.
In lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lash line and smile creases of the lower lid.
Excess fat, muscle and skin are then trimmed away before your cosmetic surgeon closes the incision site with fine sutures.
Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a Transconjunctival blepharoplasty at our cosmetic surgery clinic in Toronto. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self¬dissolving and leave no visible scar.
Under normal conditions, Blepharoplasty can take from one to two hours.
What to Expect After the Your Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery:
Immediately after the cosmetic eyelid surgery has been completed, your surgeon may apply tiny sterile bandages.
This is not done for Transconjunctival blepharoplasty. It is not crucial that the eyes be covered, however, an ointment to prevent dryness of the eye area may be used.
A certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down will enhance healing and relieve discomfort.
Your surgeon will prescribe medication for discomfort. For a week and a half following your Blepharoplasty at our clinic in Toronto, you will need clean the eye area (the eyes may feel sticky, dry and itchy).
Eye drops may be recommended. Your surgeon will also list activities and environments to avoid in the weeks immediately following surgery.
Permanent stitches will be removed in three to five days after your eyelid surgery and self¬ absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own.
Facial plastic surgery makes it possible to correct many facial flaws and signs of premature aging that can undermine self-confidence. By changing how you look, facial plastic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself.
Insurance does not generally cover procedures such as eyelid surgery that is done purely for cosmetic reasons. Surgery to correct or improve vision or surgery for eye deformity or injury may be reimbursable in whole or in part. It is the patient’s responsibility to check with the insurance carrier for information on the degree of coverage. But not to worry as well, our cosmetic surgery clinic staff are dedicated to helping you determine the best financing options for your case.