Wrinkles, bags, and dark circles under the eyes can make you look older than you really are, not to mention they give you the appearance that you are always tired.
Lower eyelid surgery (also known as lower blepharoplasty) can correct the sagging skin, fatty bags, and dark circles around the eyes, improving the shape of the lower eye by removing excess skin. Blepharoplasty is one of the most common and popular cosmetic surgeries because of how easy it can be and what a huge difference in your appearance it can make.
These two different procedures are known as external or internal, depending on where the incision is made. After the incision is made, fat is carefully removed from areas that have a bulging appearance. The entire surgery takes approximately 1 to 2 hours.
If you are a healthy man or woman with concerns about the skin around your lower eyelids, then chances are you will be a good candidate for this procedure. Dr. Torgerson will confirm this with you during your free consultation, which can be booked at his Toronto location. Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or thyroid problems may increase the risk in such surgeries.
The surgery is performed under conscious sedation anaesthesia. This is the best way so that the blepharoplasty can be done properly and the correct amount of skin and tissue can be taken. The pain afterwards is minimal, although Dr. Torgerson will prescribe antibiotics and a painkiller to help aid the recovery process.
Just like any other surgery, there is going to be a period of healing during which you should rest and refrain from strenuous activity. During this time you may experience:
Stitches are usually removed 5 days later. While other complications (like impaired functioning of the eyelid or loss of sensation) are possible, they are extremely rare. When the procedure is performed by an experienced and skilled facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Cory Torgerson, these risks are reduced even further.
Dr. Torgerson performs this popular cosmetic surgery procedure on many clients at his fully-approved, elite, and private Cosmetic Surgery facility in downtown Toronto. If you want to regain a rested, alert, and youthful appearance through lower eyelid surgery, please contact our office to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Torgerson. You’ll be happy you did!