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Thousands of Canadian men and women have had eyelid surgery. In fact, countless people the world over have enjoyed the benefits of this cosmetic surgery, which is one of the most popular and common in the world. This is because blepharoplasty does not only promote a more youthful appearance. In some cases, it can also provide migraine relief and correct vision problems.

Eyelid surgery helps patients look younger, as it removes excess skin from the eyelids, tightens the surrounding tissue, and, if necessary, removes small pockets of fat. This can substantially reduce or abate the appearance of bags or dark circles under the eyes, chronic puffiness, and the amount of skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid—which in many cases will fall into the line of sight, resulting in vision problems.

However, in some cases, eyelid surgery alone won’t be enough to completely achieve your aesthetic goals. In these situations, speaking with your plastic surgeon about your other options as well as how to best proceed with the ongoing maintenance of your overall facial appearance will shed a lot of light on the situation. And becaise everyone’s eyes and anatomy are different, treatment plans will vary from one patient to another. Having said that, there are solutions that apply to a lot of different patients and that provide great benefits. Let’s explore why eyelid surgery isn’t always enough and how you may be able to further enhance your aesthetic appeal.

Why Wouldn’t Eyelid Surgery Be Enough?

It’s important to understand what eyelid surgery aims to accomplish. It’s a procedure that primarily focuses on enhancing the eyelids and the surrounding skin. This does not correct issues with the eyebrows or the forehead, which is why many patients also choose to have a browlift at the same time as blepharoplasty. This can raise the eyebrows, which in many cases hang or droop too low on the face, as well as tighten the skin of the forehead, resulting in a substantial decrease of lines, wrinkles, and creases. Eyelid surgery also does not address crow’s-feet or other creases in the face, so many patients will choose to utilize dermal fillers or other cosmetic treatments for these needs. The precise treatment plan that would most benefit you is something that should be discussed with your plastic surgeon.

Ongoing Eye and Facial Management Solutions

Neurotoxins and/or dermal fillers are popular choices for further enhancement or to manage the natural ongoing ageing process. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm™ can be applied to the corners of the eyes to reduce or remove the appearance of crow’s-feet. Dermal fillers are non-surgical interventions that utilize a biocompatible element such as hyaluronic acid. This means that the body can naturally absorb the active ingredient safely, but it also means that the benefits are not permanent. Typically, patients will need to have treatments administered once every 6 months to 2 years.

After blepharoplasty, ongoing treatment solutions like this can be discussed with your plastic surgeon or other medical professional. Many patients will benefit from having treatments in addition to blepharoplasty.

Learn More About Blepharoplasty and Other Cosmetic Treatments

To learn more about blepharoplasty, neurotoxins, dermal fillers, or any other kind of cosmetic procedure, it’s important to work with someone who has an understanding of your unique anatomy and how to best achieve your specific goals. If you’re in the Toronto area and would like to discover the benefits of working with an award-winning plastic surgeon, please feel warmly welcomed to contact the offices of Dr. Cory Torgerson at (647) 343-0207 to schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.

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