Eyelid Surgery: Opening Up Your World

“I can see more clearly now,” is a common response I hear from patients after their eyelid surgery in Toronto. Some patients are pleased to discover that by removing excess fat and sagging skin from the upper eyelid, this procedure, also known as blepharoplasty, truly can expand their view of the world.

Aging, combined with genetic factors, can result in droopy, sagging upper eyelid skin. When patients consult me about this concern, they often describe themselves as looking “old and tired.” Also detracting from their appearance are bags under their eyes. By tightening eyelid skin and removing or repositioning fat, I can literally “open up” their view of the world. Aesthetically, my patients look more youthful and rejuvenated.

Prior to eyelid surgery, I always meet personally with my patients to discuss any conditions such as hypertension, thyroid problems, or diabetes, as well as any allergies or eye problems. If I feel the patient is a good candidate, I explain the simple procedure.

Patients often ask about the potential for scars from incisions. I skillfully hide the incision in the upper eyelid”s natural fold, removing excess skin and fat through that tiny incision. Because of my training and experience in facial surgery, I know how to conceal the incision by following your upper eyelid”s natural contours, which completely camouflages the incision when healed. In a similar way, I can hide the incision for lower lid surgery behind the eyelid. If any excess skin needs to be removed, I perform a very slender incision just under the lower lash line.

My patients usually experience mild swelling and bruising for a week to ten days, and I allow them to use makeup within that first week. Over the next few months, your incision lines will fade. The result: eyes wide open and a youthful, refreshed appearance.

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