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Is blepharoplasty surgery right for you?

September 21, 2018

Blepharoplasty surgery, aka bleph surgery, or eyelid surgery is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure, and it’s no wonder. Your eyelids stretch as a natural part of the aging process, and the muscles supporting them weaken. The result? Excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, landing you with sagging eyebrows, droopy eyelids, uneven eyelids, dark circles, and/or bags under your eyes, all of which may detract from the overall attractiveness, youthfulness, or brightness of your eyes and face—making you appear older or tired. Severely sagging skin around your eyes can also diminish your peripheral vision.


So if you’re wondering what the pros and cons of blepharoplasty actually are, and if blepharoplasty surgery is right for you, here is one of the most routine anti-aging surgical procedures explained:


Blepharoplasty: an excellent solution to “droopy eyes”


Blepharoplasty surgery involves removing drooping skin from your upper lids and excess fat from your upper and lower eyelids. It can make your eyes appear brighter and more alert as well as reduce or eliminate any vision problems caused by sagging skin. Incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids, which means any scarring is minimal and skillfully hidden in the natural folds of your eyelid.


Benefits of the procedure include: a marked decrease in bagginess or puffiness under the eyes, a less tired appearance of the face, the reduction of dark circles, and the lifting of excess skin. You might be shocked what a difference your eyelid area alone can make in the overall appearance of your face and the impression you make on the world!


Limits of blepharoplasty


Although blepharoplasty doesn’t eliminate dark circles completely, additional techniques may produce even better results. Dr. Mulholland will assess your unique needs and help you determine the best course of treatment. You may find you are an ideal candidate for a simultaneous blepharoplasty and a brow lift, for example.


What to expect


Ideal blepharoplasty candidates don’t smoke and don’t have any serious eye conditions. To ensure your eyelid surgery is a success, Dr. Mulholland will do a pre-op evaluation and provide you with detailed instructions on pre-op care. The operation is generally performed on an outpatient or overnight basis, under sedation and general anesthesia. Afterwards, you will receive individualized instructions to help quicken your blepharoplasty recovery. Once home, you’ll need to sleep in an elevated position for a few days, and most swelling or bruising should subside within two or three weeks to reveal a fresh, new you!


For more information about blepharoplasty surgery procedures in Toronto, contact SpaMedica at 1-877-211-7507, or We look forward to helping you make an informed and empowered aesthetic choice!


Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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