Eyelid Surgery

As we age, loose skin in the upper and lower eyelids can make people look older and exhausted. Puffy eyes or “bags” can even interfere with your vision. Blepharoplasty, through the removal of excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids, seeks to create a brighter, more alert and refreshed facial expression.

How It’s Done

 

Through concealed incisions along the contour of the eye, we remove excess skin and fat under local or general anesthetic. Fat is sometimes repositioned rather than removed to fill hollows or troughs within the eyelid area.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

All patients should have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of their appearance. Eyelid surgeries are for individuals in good general health and without any serious eye conditions. You must tell your surgeon if you have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure
  • Diabetes

 

What To Expect

 

Eyelid surgery patients may return home the same day of surgery. We suggest applying lubricating ointment and cold compresses post-surgery. In some cases, a patient’s eyes may be loosely covered with gauze. Resting while keeping the head elevated and using ice packs regularly for 2 days following surgery will minimize bruising and swelling. Bruising may persist for 7 to 10 days after surgery. Initial healing may include dry eyes, incisional irritation, and mild discomfort.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

 

We strongly encourage you to research eyelift surgery thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: