How Blepharoplasty Can Roll Back the Years

As we age, sometimes the skin above and below our eyes changes: it becomes loose, puffy, or saggy (sometimes even interfering with vision and absolutely making eyes appear smaller and squinty); fatty deposits become more prominent; crow’s feet deepen; permanent bags form beneath our eyes; and lower eyelids droop.

For those with hooded eyes or existing issues with undereye bags, aging exacerbates these features. And these changes around and to your eyelid can make you look tired, worn out, overworked, and unhappy, leading people to say things like, “Are you okay?” and “You look tired.”

But a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can dramatically reverse these signs of aging. While you aren’t going to look like a completely different person, it will help you look younger and more awake (and it will definitely stop the comments on your tired appearance). Using laser technology, a blepharoplasty removes and tightens excess skin and reshapes the eyelid, smoothing out creases and hollows and opening the eyes to create a more youthful, energetic appearance.

The Candidates

As with all surgical procedures, the best candidates are healthy nonsmokers without medical conditions that can delay healing. ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are over 35 with puffy or sagging upper eyelids, no serious eye conditions, and realistic expectations.

The Consultation

At your free consultation at Rao Dermatology, we’ll discuss your goals, medical conditions and history, lifestyle, and previous treatments and surgeries. We’ll take pictures of your face to point and discuss options and recommend the best course of treatment. Sometimes, a brow lift, skin resurfacing, or chemical peels can be paired with a blepharoplasty for optimal results. It’s completely normal to feel nervous, so be prepared to ask questions. The consultation is the best time to address your anxieties and your excitement to ensure we’re tailoring the procedure to your goals.

The Procedure

An eyelid surgery procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both and begins with anaesthesia.

To conceal scarring, incisions on the upper eyelids follow your natural crease, enabling use to take out or relocate fatty deposits, tighten up muscles, and remove that

saggy, excess skin. For the lower eyelids, the incision is done just below the lower lashes. For some, a transconjunctival incision may be uses (inside the lower eyelid), but excess skin cannot be removed with this type of incision, only fat. To close the incisions, we use either sutures or skin glue.

The Recovery

While the recovery time is typically quick, the day after surgery, you can expect both bruising and swelling, but it should disappear quickly. Cold compresses and light activity in the first 48 hours following surgery can minimize bruising and swelling and accelerate healing.

Typically, bandages are removed in a couple of days, while stitches are removed after a week. You’ll want to take a few days off work and avoid both makeup and contact lenses for about two weeks so you can best heal and recover. Expect to return to your normal activities between 7 to 10 days after surgery.

The Results

A blepharoplasty won’t stop you from aging, but they are long-lasting and they roll back the years – sometimes resulting in you looking 10 years younger! Most people are thrilled with the subtle yet dramatic change to their appearance.

Think an eyelid surgery is for you? Book your free consultation today using the form below.

Eyelid Surgery

 Do you look tired and aged ?

As we get older, the eyelid skin can become heavy and protrude over our eyelashes. This often leads to a sad and fatigued appearance.

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can essentially roll back the years.  It can address sagging skin, smooth wrinkles, reduce puffiness, and correct other signs of aging around the upper and lower eyelids.  This procedure utilizes laser technology to remove the excess skin and reshape the eyelid to give you an improved appearance.

This surgery is the ultimate in eye rejuvenation, giving a refreshed more youthful appearance to the eyes.

Eyelid Surgery Edmonton

Our eyes tell more about us than what we say. The can often betray us, reflecting our true emotions and what we are feeling. Unfortunately, they can also betray our age.

The Telltale Of Aging Around Our Eyes

There are four telltale signs of aging that occurs around the eyes. First is the droopy, sagging brow that can make our eyes look smaller and squintier. Second are the clusters of tiny wrinkles and fine lines that form around the outer corners of the eyes called crows feet. Third are the bags that occur under our eyes, which can be due to fat pockets or hollowing due to collagen breakdown. Finally, dark circles under our eyes make us appear fatigued and overworked.

What is Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift Surgery?

Also known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes or tightens sagging skin around the eyes, creating a smoother, more taut appearance. In addition to removing extra skin, this procedure often involves the removal of fat pockets that make eyes look puffy.

The Best Candidates For Eyelid Surgery

Typically the best candidate for upper eyelid lift surgery are men and women age 35+ who are noticing puffy and sagging upper eyelids. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with us to discover if this procedure is right for you.

Additional Treatments To Consider

Although eyelid lift surgery is often performed as a single procedure, a browlift or skin resurfacing performed at the same time may give superior results. Blepharoplasty does not treat dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eyes, however, by adding a neuromodulator treatment to the eyelid lift surgery, many of the lines and wrinkles around the eyes can be softened or eliminated.

Book Your Eyelift Surgery Consultation At Our Edmonton Clinic

Dr. Rao has extensive experience and expertise in blepharoplasty surgery in Edmonton. He offers a free consultation to address your specific needs and goals and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. In addition, he will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results.

If you are seeking a smoother, more youthful appearance around your eyes, please book your free eyelid surgery consultation with our clinic now below.

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