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Eyelid Surgery Toronto (Blepharoplasty)

An eyelid lift in Toronto can help brighten the look of tired, ageing eyes. Also called eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, eye lifts are some of the most in-demand facial plastic surgery procedures for people from age 30 to 75.

There’s no denying that wrinkles, crow’s-feet, and sagging, puffy eyebags can change your whole appearance.

For many people, perpetual eyebags that don’t resolve after a good night’s sleep are due to inherited traits and age-related tissue changes. That means no amount of cold eye compresses or rest will help smooth and restore their under-eyes to youthful firmness.

Upper eyelids can develop a sagging, hooded appearance over time as well. If you notice that your upper lids seem to be disappearing, if your eyes look tired, or if makeup is more difficult to apply, age may be catching up with your eyelids.

The purpose of eyelid lift surgery in Toronto is to remove or reposition puffy fat pads, tighten loose skin, and help patients reclaim a rested, rejuvenated appearance.

You might choose a full blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery for both upper and lower eyelids) or just target your most problematic area.

Although Toronto eyelid lift surgery is often considered to be cosmetic, blepharoplasty may also be performed for functional improvements when vision is impaired by severe ptosis (eyelid drooping).

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Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Blepharoplasty Patients

Are You a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Surgery in Toronto?

Are signs of age around your eyes the first thing you see when you look in the mirror?

The thin, delicate skin in your eye area may noticeably wrinkle and sag beginning in your 30s or 40s. The causes of drooping eyelids, crow’s-feet, and puffy eyes can be genetic, age-related, or environmental. We know that the sun’s rays will discolour and wrinkle skin prematurely. However, some cellular changes, such as decreased collagen and elastin in your skin, are inevitable.

Some people have undereye bags that appear at a young age and make them self-conscious, because they always appear more tired and less vibrant than they feel inside.

If you find yourself lifting your eyelids to apply eyeliner or shadow, eyelid surgery may be beneficial for you.

It’s important to know that there are personalized, problem-specific eyelift procedures that can target multiple different eyelid issues. With incredibly minimal scarring and a rapid recovery time, blepharoplasty appeals to people like you who want their youthful, awake, and refreshed eye appearance back.

If you are in good general health, you can consider an eyelid lift in Toronto. Dr. Cory Torgerson takes extra measures to ensure that all his patients are fit for surgery. You may be required to complete blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an eye exam before your eyelid lift.

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Toronto Eyelid Lift Surgery: How Is It Done?

Eyelid surgery can be performed under general anaesthetic or using conscious sedation (IV sedation). Dr. Cory Torgerson performs blepharoplasty procedures often and prefers to use general anaesthetic, as it is the most comfortable for patients.

Your eyes are unique, and they are a central focus on your face. That’s why each of Dr. Torgerson’s eyelid surgeries is done according to a personal plan. Whether you need considerable skin and fat adjustment or a minor, subtle improvement, intricate and artistic adjustments reveal each person’s natural best result.

During upper eyelid lift surgery, the best eyelift surgeons place thin incisions where they can be well-hidden in the eyelid crease or close to the lower lash line. Your facial surgeon will conservatively remove tissue, as needed, to smooth and recontour the lids. Depending on your anatomy and preference, you may have a small amount of fat removed or repositioned as well.

Incisions are closed with fine sutures, and no bandages are required afterward.

2 common methods for lower eyelid surgery:

For undereye bags: Some younger patients have firm, elastic lower lids, but they struggle with puffy undereye bags that never seem to go away. When the fat in this area is excessive, but the skin tone is good, the transconjunctival approach allows blepharoplasty surgeons to remove fat while making only a small incision on the inside of the lid. Because this approach leaves no visible scarring, it is ideal to smooth away eye bags when sagging isn’t an issue.

Older clients and those with more fine lines or wrinkling around the eye will benefit from eye skin tightening. Known as the subciliary approach, this method uses a thin incision close to the lower eyelashes, which allows loose skin to be trimmed away and puffiness to be reduced. Once healed, the eyelid scar will become nearly invisible.

Each popular method reduces the fat pad bulge below the eye and creates a smooth, gentle transition from eye to cheek. No more hollows and no more eye bags. You’ll look like yourself, but healthier, vibrant, and more confident again.

Eyelid Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Age for an Eyelid Lift in Toronto?

Most Toronto eye lift patients are 35 or older. However, Asian eyelid surgery and treatment for puffy eyes can be a priority for younger clients too.

Common reasons for unwanted changes in the eye area include decreased collagen and elastin, making skin less firm over time. The delicate muscles that hold orbital fat in place may also stretch and allow fat to protrude with age.

Men and women often consider the minimally invasive eyelid-lifting surgery before a facelift procedure, but these 2 rejuvenation procedures cgo hand in hand for a comprehensive makeover.

Blepharoplasty cost – what does it cover?

If you’re considering any facial cosmetic surgery, you’ll likely be curious to know exactly what the procedure will do for you; what will it change, what will it improve, how will you look? And you’ll want to know what exactly is included in the overall plastic surgery price.

A definition of blepharoplasty would be surgical correction or repair of eyelid skin. You and your surgeon will develop a specific plan for your personal eyelid surgery. It may involve the removal of sagging under eye skin or bulging fat pads. Upper eyelid skin can become lax and form wrinkles as people age. The excess skin may droop and even obscure vision when severe. This is referred to as “ptosis” by medical professionals, and it’s a common motivation to seek an oculoplastic surgeon or a facial cosmetic surgeon.

Both the upper and lower lids can be treated to remove the excess skin, remove or redistribute fat, and create a smoother, more youthful-looking eye area. Patients who wish to create a crease in the upper lid can have what’s commonly referred to as Asian blepharoplasty. In any of these cases, the incisions used to alter the tissue are created within the existing creases or inside of the lid so that they’re not readily visible.

The blepharoplasty cost is outlined in a surgical quote for each patient during their consultation. Your total price will include the preparation, surgery itself, and follow-up care with your surgeon. Let’s take a closer look at what types of eyelid surgery Toronto patients request most often and what common concerns blepharoplasty can’t correct.

Does blepharoplasty fix crow’s-feet?

For men and women of a certain age, fine lines and crinkles at the outer corners and upper cheek area may show up and refuse to budge. These are referred to as crow’s feet, and they’re not on the eyelids, but rather alongside the eyes. Because of their location, these lines are not affected by blepharoplasty surgery. Don’t lose hope — your facial plastic surgeon has several tricks up their sleeve to smooth the lines away, and those treatments can be included in your overall blepharoplasty cost.

A leading treatment option is Botox injection or another neuromodulator to relax the muscles that cause the lines. A simple, quick injection will smooth the treatment area for roughly 4 months until the product wears off. Chemical peeling, laser resurfacing, and dermal filler injection for under-eye hollows are also popular ways to get an eyelid lift without surgery, or they can be combined with blepharoplasty.

Does Anaesthesia Affects Blepharoplasty Cost?

Blepharoplasty surgery is often done with conscious sedation. This is considered to be a safer method than general anaesthetic for operations of this nature. Dr. Cory Torgerson thoroughly numbs the entire treatment area and comfortably sedates patients, so they relax or nap throughout the procedure. Without the high fees and other considerations for general anaesthetic, which puts patients entirely to sleep, this significant charge is not added to the blepharoplasty cost, which helps make the procedure more affordable for many people.

What is the average blepharoplasty cost in Canada?

The cost of eyelid surgery in Toronto ranges from $4,000 to $8,000 plus HST. These prices are subject to change. Dr. Torgerson provides comprehensive surgical quotes, which include all related fees and appointments for your procedure. Prescription medication will be a separate amount. We’re pleased to make planning your cosmetic enhancement more convenient with medical financing options through two reputable companies: Credit Medical and Medicard. Anyone can apply and often receive a reply within 24 hours.

Will an Eyelid Lift Permanently Remove My Eye Wrinkles?

How long do eyelid lifts last? Toronto blepharoplasty surgery can tighten lower eyelid skin and reduce bags, reduce eyelid skin above the eye, or create a more defined, double eyelid. In many cases, the results are long-lasting. However, eyelid skin is the thinnest of any skin on the body. With daily stress and the effects of age, you may begin to experience the signs of laxity again in the future. Luckily, fat removed during surgery does not return.

To help maintain your youthful results and to address wrinkles in the outer eye area such as crow’s-feet, Dr. Torgerson offers excellent non-surgical options, including laser skin tightening, resurfacing, and Botox. Ask our team about treatments that complement eyelid surgery!

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Does Dr. Torgerson Perform Asian Blepharoplasty?

Yes! Requests for Asian blepharoplasty procedures are common in Dr. Torgerson’s practice. As a facial plastic surgery expert specializing in facial plastic head and neck surgery, Dr. Torgerson frequently performs custom cosmetic surgeries and ethnically sensitive procedures such as Asian double eyelid surgery.

Ethnic/Asian blepharoplasty has been in demand for some time. However, the techniques used to create a double lid fold in the upper eyelid have advanced beautifully.
Where a patient has a “mono-lid” lacking a defined crease or heavy, hooded upper eyelids, recontouring gives a more open appearance along with double-lid definition.

What to Expect During Your Eyelid Lift Recovery

Following eyelid surgery, patients return home the same day with a family member or friend. You will receive a prescription for antibiotics, eye drops, and pain medication to take as needed. Your recovery nurse will answer your questions and ensure that you know how to take care of your eye area when you return home. Cold compresses throughout the first 24 hours can be very helpful.

Patients typically take 1 week off from their daily schedule after blepharoplasty. You’ll have an appointment to return for a checkup and to have stitches removed around 5 days after your procedure.

Be sure to keep your head and shoulders elevated and avoid bending over, because gravity will affect your swelling and bruising.

Most swelling resolves dramatically within 7 days. The fast recovery time associated with eyelid surgery is one reason why it has become so popular. Your incisions will be very thin, so they’ll heal quickly and begin to fade within several weeks. Eventually, they can be virtually imperceptible!

Eyelid Surgery Risks and Considerations

During your initial meeting with your surgeon, you will be asked questions related to your health and medications, and your doctor will explain possible risks to be aware of related to blepharoplasty.

Patients should expect temporarily blurred vision after eyelift surgery. You can expect mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, mild redness, and a sensation of tightness in the treatment area for roughly 1 week.

All surgical incisions result in a scar. Blepharoplasty scars are minimized under Dr. Torgerson’s care, and their appearance typically fades significantly so that patients are very satisfied with the result. During your consultation, you can view eyelid lift before and after photos.

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Where Will Your Toronto Eyelid Lift Surgery Be Performed?

The booking of your eyelift in Toronto with Dr. Torgerson is facilitated by our caring team, who ensure that every detail is as convenient as possible.

Dr. Torgerson’s state-of-the-art-surgical facility is spacious, elegant, and private. That means that you don’t need to worry about rescheduling due to public hospital conflicts and can count on a welcoming, discreet atmosphere where your VIP experience is our priority.

Our downtown Toronto surgery centre exceeds the accreditation standards set by the province and is one of only a 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 surgical facilities.

You are welcome to tour our operating and recovery suites when you visit for your consultation! Call to set up your appointment today.

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How Much Does an Eye Lift Cost in Toronto?

The cost of eyelid surgery in Toronto will range depending on your personalized enhancement plan.

In Canada, an eyelid lift costs between $4,000 and $11,000 plus applicable taxes. Factors for your procedure fees will depend on whether upper and lower eyelids are done together or if you add an eye lift to other cosmetic procedures.

You may notice price variations between blepharoplasty surgeons in Toronto. Factors affecting eyelid lift cost are:

A) the surgeon’s experience level
B) the location of the facility
C) public vs. private hospital
D) the reputation of the surgeon and plastic surgery centre

When you receive your personal quote after your consultation, it will itemize the full cost with no hidden fees or extras added on. The cost of eyelid surgery that we provide includes surgeon’s fees, pre-operative and post-operative appointments up to one year following surgery, facility fees, anaesthesiologist and medical team costs, and the medical equipment required. You will be responsible for your prescribed pain medication and any additional products you wish to purchase.

We know that budgeting plastic surgery is often a priority for our clients, and we love to help people reach their appearance goals faster. That’s why we’re pleased to offer financing options through 2 credible companies: Credit Medical and Medicard. Our team will show you how to apply quickly and easily. Patients often receive an answer in less than 24 hours!

Does OHIP cover eyelid surgery?

In Ontario, elective, cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by provincial health insurance. However, when eyelid ptosis is severe, it may lead to medical issues. Talk with your family physician or eye doctor if you have vision obstruction or other eye concerns.

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