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The goal of eyelid surgery is to revitalize the smile and provide relief from age-related sagging, eye bags and puffiness.

Eyelid surgery at a glance

  • Summary: Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the upper or lower eyelids to restores a youthful look in the eyelids. This surgery smooths skin, redistributes fat deposits and tightens muscles in the eyelids to help patients reach their aesthetic goals.

  • Alternative names: Blepharoplasty

  • Anesthesia: Local or general anesthesia

  • Recovery period: 1-2 weeks off from work and 2-3 weeks before resuming strenuous physical activity

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids that smooths skin, redistribute fat deposits and tightens muscles for a youthful appearance. Lines, creases, and wrinkles form on our faces as we age and based on a patient's genetic predisposition, these signs of aging can be subtle or dramatic.

For many individuals, signs of aging skin is often visible around the eyes and eyelids. Our board-certified plastic surgeons at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto can help scale back these signs and restore the smooth skin around your eyes. Additionally, for patient's with drooping upper eyelids that may occlude their field of view, a blepharoplasty can help patients improve how they see and achieve their aesthetic goals.

Who are suitable candidates?

At the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre, patients are carefully assessed to ensure they are recommended with the best surgical options to help meet their aesthetic goals. Good candidates for blepharoplasty should be in overall good health, do not have any significant eye conditions and are non-smokers or are willing to quit smoking 4 weeks before the surgery.

Additional factors that potential patients experience include:

  • Eyelids that look permanently fatigued
  • Hooded eyelids that interfere with vision
  • Eyes that look puffy or swollen
  • Notable sagging or dropping under the eyes

Even if you don't precisely exhibit one of these traits, but feel that eyelid surgery would be beneficial to your self-image and confidence, then you should schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. They will perform a thorough assessment of your face and your personal goals and determine whether eyelid surgery will provide the benefits you are seeking.

What causes my skin to age and drop?

Aging in the skin is often influenced by many different environmental and genetic factors. The most common factors that cause aging of the skin include: genetics, gravity, sun exposure, and smoking. The gradual exposure to these environmental factors can often result in a expedited loss of elasticity in the skin, muscle tone and the accumulation of redundant skin and fat tissues in the lower face as a result of gravity.

While a good skincare regimen is essential, limiting exposure to environmental factors can also help slow the effects of inevitable skin aging. Eyelid surgery can help to diminish the effects of skin aging around the eyes that has accumulated over time, giving you a more refreshed and uplifted look, helping your natural beauty shine through with confidence.

Procedural Details

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty focuses on the upper eyelid which removes excess skin in the eyelid to create a smoother and more uniform upper eyelid. Upper eyelid muscles can be tighten for patients who have droopy eyelids to improve vision and prevent further droopiness. Additionally, upper blepharoplasty can restore or created an upper lid crease desired by patients.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty focuses on fat deposits that rests under the eyes which often creates an appearance of swelling or bloating known as eye-bags. During the surgery, these fat deposits are redistributed and the stretched skin is excised, resulting in a livelier and more youthful appearance.

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Ontario-wide Stay at Home Order April 7th Update

As a valued member of the Canadian Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Centre, we want to personally update you on steps our practice has taken to protect you and your health in light of the COVID-19 situation.

As it has always been, the safety and health of our patients and staff members remain our highest priority. We want to thank you for your support and the confidence you have in our practice. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and have added the following extra measures to protect our patients:

  1. A COVID-19 screening questionnaire must be completed prior to your appointment.
  2. Patients must arrive wearing their own face masks, and continue to wear them in office until taken into the exam room, and sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  3. We have spaced out the waiting room area and decreased our daily patient volume to reduce the likelihood of crowding.
  4. We have installed plastic barriers at the front desk for the safety of our staff and patients.
  5. Social distancing is seen as the most effective way of slowing the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. Patients should avoid close contact, minimize interaction, and put distance between themselves and other patients within the office.
  6. We will continue to provide virtual consultation options to patients who would like to see our doctors virtually.
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- The CDPSC Team