Rejuvenate Droopy, puffy eyes and create a more youthful appearance.
The Eyelid Lift Strategy
Correct droopy, puffy eyes, rejuvenate a tired appearance and create a more youthful look. Also known as blepharoplasty.
Upper eyelid surgery incisions are made to remove excess fat, muscle and loose skin. Incisions are kept in the natural folds of the eye to hide scars and fine sutures are used to close incisions and minimize scar visibility.
Lower eyelid surgery incisions are made behind the eyelid to remove excess fat causing puffiness, as well as in an inconspicuous site along the lower lash line to remove excess skin.
Sometimes fat is repositioned rather than removed, and sometimes the lower lid is tightened as well.
Blepharoplasty can correct hooded upper lids, sagging lower lids and hereditary conditions such as overhanging upper lids. It can also remove puffiness and bags under the eyes that cause a worn, tired look, eliminate excess fat, muscle and skin and create a more youthful, refreshed look.
Blepharoplasty will not eliminate all dark circles, eliminate all fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, change sagging eyebrows or remove festoons – the puffiness that sometimes occurs in the upper cheeks. It won’t correct a sagging cheek.
The degree of evident visual obstruction.
Visual acuity and tear production.
Use of contact lenses.
Circulatory, opthalmological or other medical problems.
The usefulness of other procedures such as a forehead lift, soft tissue fillers, laser resurfacing or neuromodulator injections to enhance the results of blepharoplasty.
Performed under twilight or general anaesthesia in The Cumberland Clinic™, Blepharoplasty can take up to 2 hours. Patients can have same-day discharge unless other procedures are also being performed.
Slight blurring may be experienced initially. Stitches are removed at 4 days after surgery. Normal activities can be resumed after 1 week and full aerobic workouts after 3 weeks.
If you’d like to learn more about blepharoplasty, please watch our educational video. You can also learn more about blepharoplasty from the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Adamson is a member and has been president of the medical society.
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We do not post an online gallery to ensure patient confidentiality. We are more than pleased to share pre- and post-operative photos in the office during your consultation so we can specifically relate these to your expected results.