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The 2 Ways Blepharoplasty Enhances Your Eyes

December 17, 2015

The 2 Ways Blepharoplasty Enhances Your Eyes

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness. We also lose fat and volume support around the brows and cheeks. This all leads to droopy eyelids or eye bags. While these concerns are usually seen in people who are older than 40, that doesn’t mean someone who’s younger doesn’t have the same issues. Anyone can be concerned or self-conscious about the appearance of their eyes. Genetics play a big role in these eyelid concerns. The good news is that they are fixable with blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.

Blepharoplasty Helps Your Eyes Look More Open

Hooded lids or excessive skin on the lids can make a person look tired. Sometimes drooping eyelids can cause peripheral or vision problems. In this case, insurance can cover blepharoplasty if your eyelids affect your vision.

There’s no quick remedy that you can do or buy to reduce the excess lid skin—getting upper blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and fat to improve the appearance of the lids. Some patients can get Botox Injections to slightly lift the brow. Usually though, surgery is required to dramatically improve and reduce the upper eyelids.

Blepharoplasty before and after photo in Toronto

Blepharoplasty Removes Eye Bags and Wrinkles

Some people have heavy eye bags and wrinkles around their eyes, regardless of the amount of sleep they get. Lower lid blepharoplasty reduces lower lid eye fat pads (aka eye bags) and the appearance of wrinkles. Your plastic surgeon will make incisions below the lash line to remove excess fat and skin. Since the incisions are placed discreetly, they’re basically unnoticeable after you’ve healed completely. Any swelling disappears over the course of several weeks. The final results begin to settle in over the next few weeks.

You can also transfer fat or get dermal fillers to the hollowed areas under your eyes. These treatments plump up these areas to give your face a fuller and healthier look.

Recovery after Blepharoplasty

After eyelid surgery, you might feel soreness and tightness on your eyelids as the anesthesia wears off. Your physician can prescribe medication to help you manage any pain and discomfort during your recovery. Swelling around the incision areas is another common occurrence. You can reduce the swelling by applying iced eye pads to alleviate it.

Cost

The average cost of blepharoplasty in Toronto is $4,350. At SpaMedica, the cost can range from $2,000-$8,000 depending on the number of procedures that are performed. When you’re in consultation with your surgeon, you’ll discuss the different options (including non-surgical ones) to achieve the results you want.

Blepharoplasty provides you with long-lasting results to help you look younger and refreshed. It’s not unusual for older patients to look at least 10 years younger than their actual age after their surgery. Chat with one of our SpaMedica representatives right now for more information or book an appointment online.

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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