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Perhaps you’ve heard the term “blepharoplasty” and have wondered just what this procedure involves. It’s also known as eyelid surgery, and in Toronto, it’s very much in demand. For both men and women, the delicate skin around the eyes can be the first area to show visible signs of ageing. You can splurge on some potent, medical-grade eye creams, but sometimes a little surgical intervention is needed. Eyelid procedures allow the facial cosmetic surgeon to restore a more youthful look and brighten up the face almost instantly.
Subtle changes make a big impact, and though a variety of blepharoplasty techniques exist, in general the procedure carries a very high satisfaction rate. Why is this simple procedure so popular with people of all ages, and what can it do for you? Read on to have your questions answered and learn more about the benefits.
Q. What is Toronto eyelid surgery designed to do?
Restoring a more youthful look to the eye area is the primary goal of eyelid surgery in many cases, but not always. Here are a few of the leading reasons a person may choose to change their appearance with blepharoplasty:
- They wish to transform a mono eyelid into a double, upper eyelid, revealing a crease.
- They wish to remove excess skin on the upper or lower lid area that hangs and appears to sag.
- They want to smooth the contours of the lid area.
- They wish to remove puffy, protruding eyelid fat pads.
- They want to have a more consistently open and awake appearance.
- They have obstruction to their field of vision due to excessive upper lid skin.
The procedure can smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, reduce puffiness above and below the eye, reveal more of the sclera (whites), and smooth the skin. Overall, this gives a more rested and healthy appearance, but it can also change eyelid characteristics, including shape. Variations include a full blepharoplasty (surgical enhancement to both upper and lower eyelids) or adjustment for just the top or bottom lid.
Because there are a variety of reasons to perform this procedure, eyelid surgery is selected by a wide range of people.
Q. Who makes a good blepharoplasty candidate?
Additionally, people who have a mono-upper eyelid and wish to define two lids with a crease select eyelid surgery to create that fold. Men and women choose this procedure, and often Asian clients select double eyelid surgery for this reason.
A person whose vision is obstructed by excess upper lid skin may be elderly or have eyelid ptosis (drooping or falling of the upper eyelid) due to heredity. For these practical reasons, a person can choose eyelid surgery merely to improve their quality of life and not primarily for aesthetic reasons.
A patient should be in good general health and not have skin conditions or impaired immunity. Dr. Cory Torgerson’s cosmetic surgery centre offers consultations to provide patients with thorough information and to assess whether this treatment is right for them. You can privately discuss your needs and expectations, then count on Dr. Torgerson to create a personalized plan just for you.
Q. How does Dr. Torgerson perform eyelid surgery?
During an upper blepharoplasty procedure, tiny incisions are created right in the crease of the upper lid. A small amount of fat will be removed along with sagging skin. The incision is carefully closed with tiny stitches, and a bandage is placed on top. When healed, the incision will first be a faint, pink line, then virtually disappear into the crease. The result is a smooth, lifted upper eye area.
The lower eyelid procedure has a few variations. The transconjunctival approach removes fat pads via small incisions just inside the lower eyelid. It leaves no visible scarring and is often the method of choice for younger patients and people with good skin elasticity. The subciliary approach utilizes a tiny incision just under the eyelashes, and the line will also be nearly invisible once healed. Using this incision route also allows any sagging skin to be trimmed and the under-eye area to be flattened.
The entire procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the complexity and details of your case.
Q. What can you expect from Toronto eyelid surgery recovery?
Usually, on Day 5 you’ll be asked to visit us for a follow-up and removal of the sutures. Over the following weeks, any inflammation will completely resolve, and the incision lines will fade significantly.
Q. What age are blepharoplasty patients?
Q. How much can a blepharoplasty improve wrinkles?
Q. Does Dr. Torgerson offer Asian blepharoplasty?
Double eyelid surgery is a variation of the upper eyelid blepharoplasty and is explicitly designed to create a natural-looking fold on the upper eyelid where it did not previously exist.
Q. What are the risks or side effects of eyelid surgery?
Q. Do I require medical tests before eyelid surgery?
Q. Where will my surgery be performed?
Q. What does eyelid surgery in Toronto cost?
Many of our clients appreciate the convenience of medical financing options to offset expenses. We’re pleased to work with Credit Medical and Medicard. You can visit their websites or inquire with our team when you’re here, and we’ll help you take the next steps. Approvals typically take only 24 hours or less.
If you’ve been considering the possibilities of eyelid surgery, but you’re unsure about what to expect, we’d love to talk with you in person. When you visit our clinic, we’ll provide you with multiple before and after patient photos from clients who’ve consented to let us share their impressive results. You can gather a wealth of information about your options for blepharoplasty without any pressure or obligations. Just call, write, or come in today.
We look forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations.