One of the first things we notice about people is their eyes. The eyes are also one of the first facial features to show the signs of aging.
Thanks to blepharoplasty, Drs. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Louis Boileau can enhance your eyes and your overall appearance.
Learn why people come to see our board-certified plastic surgeons in Halifax who serve the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island area.
Refresh and Enliven Your Eyes
Sagging Upper EyelidsOver time, the skin of the upper eyelid may begin to droop or sag. This is part of the aging process, but it may leave you looking tired, angry, or sad. It can even lead to partially obscured vision.
Baggy Lower EyelidsIn addition to issues with the upper eyelid, people can develop baggy or puffy lower eyelids. These lower eyelid problems can similarly contribute to issues with facial aesthetics.
Treating a Tired AppearanceA blepharoplasty can address the problems caused by loose skin and puffy eyelids. The procedure can help you appear younger and more vibrant rather than fatigued.
Types of Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty Options
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery
How Long Does a Blepharoplasty Last?
The benefits of a blepharoplasty can last for several years, and potentially longer. The exact duration of the results will depend on the type of surgery performed, your genetics, and other factors related to skin care and general wellness.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure Performing Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Local anesthetic is also administered to keep the surgery painless.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During the upper eyelid surgery procedure, an incision is created to follow the contour within the natural fold of the upper eyelid. This helps conceal scarring after recovery. Excess skin and fat are removed for a more refreshed and alert appearance.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
There are two different approaches to lower eyelid surgery. One lower eyelid surgery technique involves an incision on the outside of the lower eyelid just below the eyelashes. The other technique, called transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty, involves creating an incision inside the lower eyelid to eliminate the appearance of scarring.
After the incision is made, excess muscle and fat are removed to smooth out bulges and reduce lower eyelid puffiness.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery What Is the Healing Process Like?
Bruising and Swelling
Patients may experience some bruising and swelling after their eyelid surgery procedure, which should resolve within a week to 10 days. During this time, patients can use camouflage makeup to hide any discoloration.
Some blepharoplasty patients may experience temporary sensitivity to light, dry eye, or excessive tearing. These side effects can be controlled with prescribed eye drops or by wearing dark sunglasses to protect the eyes from the wind and sun for a few days.
Allowing Scars to Fade
Incision lines on the upper eyelids should also fade over the next several months and become unnoticeable. Be sure to attend follow-up visits so we can monitor your progress.
Addressing Adverse Side Effects
Side effects such as bleeding, eye pain, and excessive swelling may be signs of an issue that requires urgent medical attention. If you notice any adverse side effects or have immediate concerns, you can contact us right away for assistance.
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