Eyelid surgery is essentially an eyelid “lift procedure” that’s designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper eyelids and lower eyelids. It’s a surgical procedure, medically referred to as blepharoplasty that results in a more youthful appearance.
For patients, age and stress can give the eyes a tired and weary look. Even heredity can affect the way our eyes age. The important thing when considering eyelid surgery in Toronto is to find a cosmetic surgery clinic that is reputable and respected.
While every patient is different, there are some common complaints where blepharoplasty could be a viable option. And today, it’s a cosmetic procedure embraced by practically every age group;
- for loose/sagging skin over the upper eyelids
- for skin folds that extend over the natural fold
- for excessive fat in the upper or lower eyelids
- for lower eye bags or wrinkles in the lower lids
Eyelid surgery in Toronto – with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brett Beber
Blepharoplasty is performed under a general anesthetic when both upper and lower eyelids require correction. For the upper eyelid, surgical incisions are concealed in the natural creases of the eyelids. Excess skin and excess fat are removed, which allows for a smoother looking appearance overall. Over time, the scar will heal, becoming a very fine line along the natural folds.
With lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the “eye-lash line”. Dr. Beber will then remove excess skin while providing smoother skin tone and texture. For some patients, Dr. Beber may opt for a special incision (transconjunctival) that is made inside the lower eyelid. This method allows for a very discreet incision in the lower eyelid (practically imperceptible).
When it comes to eyelid surgery in Toronto, Dr. Beber offers patients a simple, straightforward formula for success - a combination of safety and precision. Patient care is optimized with an in-depth surgical assessment; proven operating procedures; and very thorough post-operative follow-up. Most importantly, Dr. Beber addresses each patient’s personal needs and goals.
Expectations during and after blepharoplasty
Patients concerned about dark circles under their eyes may benefit from treatments other than blepharoplasty (depending on the nature of the dark circles). Here, laser skin resurfacing may be the alternative. In addition, lower blepharoplasty is not considered a great option for fine lines under eyelids. Again, laser fractional procedures would be a better approach.
Whatever the blepharoplasty procedure, patients will have either removable or dissolvable sutures (as well as surgical tape). These will require careful removal after about 5 days. After eyelid surgery in Toronto, patients can return to work and routine activity between 10 to 14 days. Swelling and/or bruising, which are not uncommon, can take up to 4 weeks to resolve.
For women, Dr. Beber suggests makeup to camouflage any bruising, but only after about a week. Strenuous exercise or vigorous work should be completely avoided for at least 2 weeks, slowly resuming regular activity after 2-3 weeks. Patients can rest assured that Dr. Beber and the team will provide specific instructions and guidelines for the very best post-operative outcomes.
What risks are associated with eyelid surgery?
Like any medical procedure, there are risks associated with blepharoplasty. And while every precaution is taken during surgery, Dr. Beber makes certain that patients understand the risks. Although infrequent, some risks include asymmetry, atypical scar healing, and difficulty closing the eyes. Finally, any decision to undergo cosmetic surgery should be educated and informed.
To find out more about eyelid surgery in Toronto with Dr.Beber arranging a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Beber by visiting the clinic website at www.torontoplasticcosmeticsurgeon.com or call the clinic directly at 416.466.5023.