Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Replace old, tired eyes with toned, youthful eyes

The eyes are the most expressive elements of the face. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure aimed at correcting heavy, wrinkled or baggy eyelids and restoring a fresher, more youthful look to the eyes. The operation consists of the removal of excess eyelid skin as well as removal of bags under the eyes when needed, while preserving the natural expression.

Eyelid Surgery - Plastic Surgery Alberta
Eyelid Surgery - Plastic Surgery Alberta

Procedure Details & Information

Wrinkles, loose skin, or deep lines in the eyelid skin
Puffiness in the eyelids
1.5 - 2.5 hours
Under a general anaesthetic an incision is made in the upper eyelids hidden within the natural fold of the eyelid. Excess skin, stretched muscle, and protruding fat is removed. In the lower eyelid, if only protruding fat is of concern, an incision is made behind the eyelid (completely hidden) and the extra fat is removed. If there is excess skin and sagging muscle, an incision is made just below the eyelashes. The excess skin and muscle is then excised and the lower lid tightened. Extra fat is also removed. The incisions are closed with fine sutures. Small bandages are then applied.
Home for 1-2 weeks
No strenuous exercise for 2 weeks
Significant swelling and bruising for 2-4 weeks
Mild swelling for 2-6 months
Final results in 2-6 months
Smooth youthful eyelid skin with reduced puffiness which lasts for years.
The fat removal is permanent.
Infection, bleeding, blood clot, scarring
Mild asymmetry, visual disturbances, difficulty closing eyes, dry eyes
Blindness in very rare cases

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