What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular Facial Plastic Surgery procedures performed worldwide.
Although eyelid surgery is mainly known as a facial rejuvenation procedure, blepharoplasty can also have benefits beyond a pleasing aesthetic result. This surgery can also be performed for functional reasons such as drooping eyelids causing an impairment in vision.
Candidates For Blepharoplasty
It is said that when people look at another’s face, the first feature that is noticed is their eyes. This is also the same area where people will often first begin to see the signs of aging on their own face. The natural process of aging and factors such as heredity or physical exhaustion begin to cause changes to the eyes that can make a person look older and tired. Heavily wrinkled skin around the eye, puffy bags underneath the eye, excess loose skin above the eye, and fine lines and wrinkles are all elements that would indicate that eyelid surgery may be a great solution for any patient. Dr. Torgerson’s office offers free consultations in which patients can privately discuss the options with the surgeon and develop a personalized plan of action.
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Torgerson As An Expert In Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Torgerson completed the highest level of post-secondary education and training required to become a Facial Plastic Surgeon. His dedication to specializing in only Head and Neck procedures makes him an expert in performing blepharoplasty, and it is one of his most popular surgeries. Using his keen aesthetic sense, Dr. Torgerson works to carefully restore the eyelid shape and contour. Patients who come to Dr.Torgerson are delighted to discover how simple eyelid surgery is and how the end result is always natural and refreshed.
For the past several years, Dr. Torgerson has routinely operated in his Private Surgical Facility in downtown Toronto. Inspected and reviewed on a regular basis by Ontario’s governing medical body, Dr. Torgerson, his team and surgical facility always supersede the expectations.
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How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Conscious Sedation Techniques
Dr. Torgerson performs eyelid surgery using conscious sedation. This is a safer method than using general anaesthetic, as the eyes are delicate and Dr. Torgerson wants to ensure that the perfect amount of skin and tissue is taken from around the eyes. In an upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon creates tiny incisions and through them conservatively removes skin from around the upper eyelid along with a small amount of fat. This fat accumulation is what causes the bulging appearance that patients dislike. By removing it, Dr. Torgerson can create a youthful, contoured result and open-eyed natural look.
The Facial Plastic Surgeon will also tighten the outer part of the eye before closing the incisions with very fine sutures. There are more variations in the procedure for the lower eyelid: in the transconjunctival approach, the surgeon removes fat via a small incision made in the inside lining of the eye. This is a fantastic approach, since it leaves no visible scarring. The alternative cosmetic surgery method is the subciliary approach, where the fat is removed by making a tiny incision just underneath the eyelashes. Once this heals, this incision becomes invisible. Either method will result in the disappearance of the fat pad bulge below the eye and a nice, smooth contour in its place. The complete eyelid surgery can take between 2 and 3 hours if both the upper and lower blepharoplasty are being performed at the same time.
What To Expect After Blepharoplasty
Top Blepharoplasty Questions Asked By Patients
At what age is blepharoplasty performed?
Will a blepharoplasty get rid of all of my eye wrinkles?
Does Dr. Torgerson have experience with Asian Blepharoplasty?
What are the expected side effects of Blepharoplasty during the healing process?
What medical tests are required before having Eyelid Surgery?
Where will my blepharoplasty surgery be performed?
Cost Of Eyelid Surgery In Toronto
A top consideration for most cosmetic patients when they are thinking about cosmetic improvements is the cost of eyelid surgery in Toronto. Generally speaking, the cost of blepharoplasty ranges between $4000 – $8000 plus applicable taxes. These prices are an average guideline and are subject to fluctuate in time. The cost changes per patient based on if the patient is choosing to have both their upper and lower eyelids operated on, or if they are simply targeting their upper eyelids, or strictly their lower eye bags. We know that budgeting and planning for any plastic surgery procedure is important to most of our clients, so our Toronto Facial Cosmetic Surgery Centre is pleased to offer financing options to all our patients through two credible companies: Credit Medical and Medicard. Just by visiting their websites, anyone can apply quickly and easily; patients will often receive an answer in less than 24 hours.
Some patient are interested to know why there can be differences in pricing between surgery clinics. Factors that can affect blepharoplasty cost are a) the experience of the surgeon b) the location of the facility c) if it is being performed in a public hospital or a private hospital setting and d) the reputation of the surgeon and the plastic surgery center. When patients receive a personalized quote after their free consultation with the surgeon, that quote is the full cost with no hidden fees or extra costs later added on. The quoted cost of eyelid surgery at our Toronto centre includes the surgeon’s fees, all pre-operative and post-operative appointments up to one year following surgery, the facility expense, the anaesthesiologist and medical team costs. Anything beyond the quoted cost would be only for medication afterwards (prescribed pain killers and antibiotics) or anything solely at the patients discretion, such as natural supplements to help reduce swelling and bruising.
If you would like to find out more information about the current price of eyelid surgery with Dr. Torgerson in Toronto, please email or call our office and we would be happy to assist you.
Although Eyelid Surgery is fundamentally the same procedure regardless of ethnicity, Double Eyelid Surgery (also known as Asian Blepharoplasty) is a popular facial cosmetic procedure. This variation of Upper Blepharoplasty creates a natural fold on the upper eyelid that did not previously exist, and the scars are hidden within this crease.
Because Toronto is one of the most multi-ethnic cities in the world, Dr. Torgerson’s patients come from all cultural backgrounds. During the free consultation, patients can see the before and after photos of other Blepharoplasty patients who have given permission for their images to be shown in the office. You can also view Eyelid Surgery patients who have given their permission to have their photos online by clicking the link below or by watching some of our blepharoplasty videos.
- Toronto Cosmetic Surgery: Are Your Eyes Changing Your Facial Appearance?
- Upper Blepharoplasty - Upper Eyelid Surgery
- The Different Types Of Eyelid Surgery Techniques
- Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
- Do I Need Eyelid Surgery Or Under-Eye Filler?
- Components Of Healing From Blepharoplasty
- Asian Double Eyelid Surgery
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