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Blepharoplasty
(Eye Lift Surgery)

How Can A Blepharoplasty Enhance Your Life?

If eyes are the windows the soul, you deserve to see them sparkle from every angle. From aging to heredity, here are many reasons you may be seeking to enhance and rejuvenate your eye area – each uniquely important and personal. Perhaps the most defining feature of our appearance, loving your eye appearance empowers your beauty to shine through. You’ll see the difference our remarkably talented team of surgeons can make through an upper or lower blepharoplasty for yourself – it’s time to make a confidence-transforming change and believe your eyes. 

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty (or eye lift), is a procedure that reduces the puffiness and bags under the eyes and removes excess skin on the upper lids. Although this procedure is often performed to enhance cosmetic purposes, it can also be used to improve vision in patients with drooping eyelids.

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU

Are you a suitable candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

Aging is inevitable, so why not love your age and eye appearance in every season of life? It happens to everyone. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. Excessive skin can accumulate on the upper and lower eyelids due to gravity’s constant pull. Excessive skin accumulation on the lower eyelids can lead to unwanted wrinkles and bags. Age does not always have an impact on it. Droopy eyelids and bags may be inherited and can begin to appear in the late twenties or early thirties. Eyelid surgery is likely to be beneficial for patients with any of these conditions: 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

BLEPHAROPLASTY Procedure & Recovery

Lower Eyelid Lift 

Upper eyelid surgery involves primarily the removal and tightening of the skin. However, lower eyelid surgeries can also be used to remove fat deposits under the eyes. This procedure, along with the removal of sagging skin, results in a smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking surface.  

Your surgeon may also employ a new technique for lower eyelid surgery, depending on the patient. This could include dermal fillers and fat transfer. They may use fat or dermal fillers in hollowed areas below the eyes to create a plumper, more vibrant surface. Your surgeon begins eyelid surgery by making an incision beneath the lower lid eyelashes. The incision is carefully placed below the lash line, so it is almost invisible to the naked eyes. Excess fat, skin and muscle can be removed if necessary. The incision heals quickly within the eyelid’s natural creases and is nearly undetectable. 

Upper Eyelid Lift 

Your surgeon will perform an upper eyelid lift to remove excess skin and fat tissue that could be causing the droopy or inflated appearance. Although most of the drooping and fat deposits in the eyelids are caused by age, your surgeon can reverse these effects with an easy procedure that is simple enough to give you a refreshed, youthful appearance no matter your age.  

Your surgeon will make incisions at the natural creases on the upper lids to conceal any scarring then will remove any excess skin that may be obstructing vision or causing a tired or droopy appearance. Restricted skin is removed and repositioned to give the patient a younger appearance. Incisions are closed using fine sutures. 

Recovery

It may seem scary at first, but when you wake up after your blepharoplasty, you will find that your vision has blurred. This is nothing to worry about. It does not mean that your surgery failed. Instead, the thick antibiotic cream is applied to your eye area to prevent the cornea from drying out. This should be used four times a day for the first week following surgery on the eye area and wounds. 

Artificial tear drops are prescribed to prevent the eye from becoming dry. Artificial tear drops should be used for 24-48 hours (about 2 days) after surgery. Patients should also rest in a sitting position using multiple pillows. For at least 7 days, avoid strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects or exercising. Patients need to be mobile, so we recommend walking slowly at first. Dark sunglasses are recommended for the first two weeks to protect the eyes against sunburn and wind damage. Regular naps are also recommended as tired eyes can develop during the recovery phase.


Frequently Asked Questions


All You Need to Know About
Blepharoplasty

Eye lift surgery or blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess or baggy skin from the upper or lower eye lids. It may also be performed in situations where the extra tissue is creating an impairment to a person’s peripheral vision. 

What is an eye lift called?


An eye lift is called a blepharoplasty.

What is non-surgical blepharoplasty?


Non-surgical blepharoplasty is a technique that does not involve surgery to give eyes a “lifted” look. The look is achieved using strips or eyelid tape.

What is upper blepharoplasty?


Upper blepharoplasty involves removing excess tissue and skin from the upper eye lid to achieve a more youthful appearance.

What is lower blepharoplasty?


Lower eye lid surgery is used to reposition the fat under the eyes and remove excess skin from the lower eyelid.

What is laser blepharoplasty?


Laser blepharoplasty is an alternative to traditional blepharoplasty. Instead of the surgeon using a scalpel to do the surgery, a CO2 laser is used to remove the excess tissue.

What is bilateral blepharoplasty?


A bilateral blepharoplasty means that both the right and left eyelids will be operated on.

What is blepharoplasty known as?


Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin from the eyelids. Excess skin and fat under the eyes can cause sagging eyebrows, under eye bags and drooping upper eye lids.

 

 

A cat eye or fox eye lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the outer eyelid corners slightly to create a wing.

Immediately after your surgery, you may experience some pain or discomfort, light sensitivity and your eyes may be watery, dry, and/or sticky. Your vision may also be blurry right after. You may also experience bruising, swelling and the development of a scar.

Blepharoplasty or eye lid surgery ranges in cost depending on what type of anesthesia is used (local or general), whether the upper or lower lid (or both) is involved and whether the surgery is being combined with other procedures. The range for an upper eye lid is approximately $3500-5000, while the lower lid may be about $4500. The two lids together can cost more than $9500. The cost of the procedure will be discussed with you at your initial consultation by your surgeon.

How much does lower blepharoplasty cost?


A lower blepharoplasty ranges in cost but is approximately $4500. The cost differs based on various factors and will be discussed during the initial consultation.

How much is upper blepharoplasty?


An upper blepharoplasty can range in cost from about $3500-5000. Usually, the cost is dependent upon several factors and will be discussed at your initial consultation.

How long does blepharoplasty last?


The results of an eye lid surgery or blepharoplasty can last from 5-7 years.

The results of an eye lid surgery or blepharoplasty can last from 5-7 years.

High-impact exercise, biking, or lifting weights is not recommended for the first week after surgery. For the first 2 weeks or so, swimming, diving and saunas should be avoided. Most activities can be safely resumed after 4-6 weeks.

After eyelid surgery, do not wear any eye makeup (shadows, liner, mascara) or eye products (creams etc.) for 2 weeks. However, if your surgeon has recommended or prescribed eye drops or ointments, use them as directed.

Ideally, it’s best to wait until your incisions have healed completely before you wear mascara, and this can take up to 2-3 weeks. In some cases, it may be 10 days for a full recovery.

It usually takes about 2 weeks to recover from eyelid surgery, but this varies from person to person with some recovering a little faster or slower than others. Your doctor will likely advise you to take time off from your normal activities to let your eyelids heal. For the first 3-4 days avoid exercise and heavy lifting and for 4-6 weeks, do not bend at the waist and lift anything heavier than 5 pounds.

How long does it take for blepharoplasty to heal?


After a blepharoplasty, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the surgical incisions to heal completely.

When can I wash my eyes after blepharoplasty?


Washing your eyes immediately after a blepharoplasty is not recommended. You will be advised to wait about 5 days before washing and even then, it is best to be gentle and wash below your eyes using a soft washcloth.

To minimize the appearance of scars after surgery, the incisions can be massaged gently with vitamin E cream 10-14 days after the surgery.

What is the best non-surgical eye lift?

There is no one size fits all approach to this procedure. So, you can consult one of our doctors to get a tailored advice.  

In certain situations, eye lift surgery may be covered by insurance. It is best to discuss the situations under which the procedure is covered by insurance with your surgeon at the initial consultation.

There are many reputable and qualified surgeons in Canada who can perform blepharoplasty in Canada. It is important that you find a surgeon who you are comfortable with, and who can answer all your questions.

Who does blepharoplasty?


Blepharoplasty is performed by ophthalmologists and oculoplastic surgeons who focus on the eyes. However, general plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngologists) surgeons are also able to perform these procedures.

The Best You has 6 locations in Ontario to serve you and has a team of highly-trained and reputable doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians that will guide you on your personal enhancement journey. From your initial consultation to your post-surgical follow-ups, we will be with you at every step to ensure you are comfortable with any decisions you make, and we are always available to answer your questions or discuss your concerns.

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