Blepharoplasty (Toronto eyelid surgery) is one of the most popular Facial Plastic Surgery procedures for patients of all ages
The purpose of eyelid surgery is to restore a youthful look to the eyes or define the lids. The procedure smoothes wrinkles, reduces puffy bags, and lightens heavy lids to create a rested, rejuvenated appearance. Patients can choose a full blepharoplasty (which is eyelid surgery on both upper eyelids and lower eyelids) or they can choose to simply have an upper eyelid blepharoplasty or a lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
Although eyelid surgery is mainly known as a facial rejuvenation procedure, blepharoplasty in Toronto can also have benefits beyond a pleasing aesthetic result. This surgery can also be performed for functional reasons such as drooping eyelids and impaired vision.
Candidates For Blepharoplasty in Toronto
It is said that when people look at another’s face, the first noticeable feature is the eyes. In the same area, people often begin to see the first signs of aging on their own faces. The natural effects of time and factors such as heredity or physical exhaustion cause changes to the eyes that can make a person look older and tired. Heavily wrinkled skin around the eye, puffy bags underneath, excess loose skin above the eye, fine lines and wrinkles are all elements that indicate eyelid surgery may be a great solution. Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto cosmetic clinic offers consultations for patients to privately discuss options with the surgeon and develop a personalized plan of action.
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Dr. Torgerson – Expert Eyelid Surgeon
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, Toronto’s top choice for eyelid rejuvenation. Using his keen aesthetic sense, Dr. Torgerson carefully restores the eyelid shape and contour. The numerous patients who chose blepharoplasty with 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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Blepharoplasty Toronto- Expectations for Recovery
Following eyelid surgery, patients will be allowed to return home the same day with a family member or friend. A prescription for antibiotics to lower infection risk and pain medication is prescribed. Dr. Torgerson also provides his post-operative patients with his direct cell phone number so they can connect with him at any time, day or night. Patients generally opt to take 1 week off from their daily schedule. They will return to the Facial Cosmetic Clinic on Day 5 to have stitches removed. Most patients use cold compresses throughout the healing process and find the majority of the swelling and bruising come down within 1 week. Over the remaining weeks, eyelid surgery scars continue to heal and for most patients, they’ll become almost imperceptible.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Conscious Sedation Techniques
Dr. Torgerson performs blepharoplasty using conscious sedation. This is a safer method than a general anaesthetic in many cases. The eyes are delicate and Dr. Torgerson ensures the perfect amount of skin and tissue are taken from around the eyes. In upper blepharoplasty, Toronto facial surgeons create tiny incisions and conservatively remove 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 and strategically repositioning excess fat, Dr. Torgerson can create youthful, contoured results and an open-eyed natural look.
Facial Plastic Surgeons also tighten the eyelid skin eye before closing incisions with very fine sutures.
There are more variations in the procedure for the lower eyelid:
The transconjunctival approach allows the surgeon to remove fat through a small incision on the inside lining of the lid. 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 lower eyelashes. Once this heals, the incision becomes nearly invisible. Either method will result in the disappearance of the fat pad bulge below the eye and a desireable, smooth contour in its place. The complete eyelid surgery may take between 2 to 3 hours if both upper and lower blepharoplasty are performed at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age is blepharoplasty performed?
Although there is no standard age, most patients who seek out blepharoplasty in Toronto are 35 and older. This is generally because signs of aging and genetics begin to show around this time, and people usually want to be proactive sooner rather than later.
Will a blepharoplasty get rid of all of my eye wrinkles?
A blepharoplasty is not designed to address the crow’s-feet around the outer edges of the eyes. Toronto blepharoplasty surgery will target the lower eyelid bags (excess skin and fat) or excess skin above the eye. Some other excellent non-surgical options to help soften wrinkles around the eye include the use of Botox and laser treatments.
Does Dr. Torgerson have experience with Asian Blepharoplasty?
The answer is a resounding yes! Due to Toronto’s multicultural population, Asian Blepharoplasty procedures are common in Dr. Torgerson’s practice. Dr. Torgerson is also an expert specializing in Facial Plastic Head and Neck Surgery. That means blepharoplasty surgery and Asian double eyelid blepharoplasty make up a large component of his regular operating schedule.
Blepharoplasty Toronto - What are the expected side effects during recovery?
Patients should expect temporarily blurred vision after surgery. There may be mild to moderate discomfort (for which pain medication will be prescribed), swelling, redness, itching, and a feeling of tightness are expected during the first week. Any surgical incision causes a scar. This will be minimized under Dr. Torgerson’s care, and the appearance of a scar will gradually fade over time.
What medical tests are required before having Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. Torgerson takes extra measures and precautions to ensure that all his patients are fit for surgery. His Toronto clinic requires blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an eye exam prior to Blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Torgerson will make recommendations for where to easily take these tests if you are unsure.
Where will my blepharoplasty surgery be performed?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in Toronto with Dr. Torgerson is performed in his own State-of-the-Art-Surgical facility. Because of its private nature, clients can expect a higher quality of care from his handpicked medical staff and rest assured their procedure will not get bumped from the operating schedule, as is routinely the case at public hospitals in Ontario. Furthermore, Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto Surgery centre always strives to exceed provincial expectations during the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regular quality assurance inspections and is one of few fully-approved Level 3 surgical facilities in Ontario. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is responsible for mandates regarding private surgical centres, as well as inspection reports that assess and approve the facility. Here are some of their positive reviews pertaining to Dr. Torgerson’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic:
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Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Toronto
A top consideration for most cosmetic patients when thinking about cosmetic enhancement is the cost of eyelid surgery in Toronto. Generally speaking, blepharoplasty price ranges between $4000 – $8000 plus applicable taxes. These prices are an average guideline and subject to fluctuations. Factors for cost include whether upper and lower eyelids are altered. We know that budgeting and planning for any plastic surgery procedure are important to most of our clients, so our Toronto Facial Cosmetic Surgery Centre is pleased to offer financing options through two credible companies: Credit Medical and Medicard. By visiting their websites, anyone can apply quickly and easily; patients often receive an answer in less than 24 hours.
Top Blepharoplasty Surgeon in Toronto
Some patients wonder about price variations between different blepharoplasty surgeons in Toronto. Factors affecting blepharoplasty cost are, a) the experience of the surgeon b) the location of the facility c) if it is being performed in a public or private hospital, and d) the reputation of the surgeon and plastic surgery center. When patients receive a personalized quote after their consultation, they should see the full cost with no hidden fees or extras added on. The quoted cost of eyelid surgery at our Toronto centre includes surgeon’s fees, and the pre-operative and post-operative appointments up to one year following surgery. Facility fees, anaesthesiologist and medical team costs are also included for your convenience. Anything beyond the quoted price is limited to medication afterwards (prescribed pain medication and antibiotics) or anything solely at the patient’s discretion, such as natural supplements to reduce swelling and bruising.
If you would like more information about the current price of blepharoplasty in Toronto with Dr. Torgerson, please email or call our office and we will be happy to assist you.
Toronto’s Eyelid Surgery Specialist
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 “double-fold” fold on the upper eyelid where it was ill-defined or non-existent. Resulting scars are hidden in a new 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 consultation, patients can see blepharoplasty before and after photos. 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.
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