Take a look at yourself in the mirror in the early afternoon, if there are bags under your eyes and excess skin of the upper eyelids, you may be a candidate for Eyelid Surgery. Remember the eyes are the first to show signs of ageing. For women in their thirties, the first sign may be excess skin of the upper eyelids that make it difficult to apply eyelid makeup. For men, it’s a general tired look to the eyes that may indicate a blepharoplasty procedure.
Use your consultation as a learning experience. The consultation will be a time when you meet us and hear an evaluation of your appearance and in this case, the eyelid appearance. During the consultation you will be asked general questions regarding your overall health, allergies to medications and any previous surgeries including the eyelids. You will be evaluated to see if you are a suitable candidate for the blepharoplasty procedure. We feel that is is extremely important for you to be at ease and be yourself during your consultation.
Upper and lower blepharoplasty typically takes 1 ½ hours to complete. Upper or lower eyelid surgery alone can be done in less than 1 hour.
Eyelid surgery is performed under sedation or twilight sleep and using local anaesthetic to numb the eyelid.
The recovery is about 1 week. The upper blepharoplasty sutures may be absorbable or ones that are removed between 5-7 days. With the lower blepharoplasty there are no lower eyelid stitches to be removed. There may be some swelling and bruising after your blepharoplasty and patients are advised to limit their activity for the first week after the blepharoplasty procedure. Strenuous activity may be resumed after 1 month. Post-operative antibiotics and eye drops may be prescribed.
The costs may range from $4,000-$7,000.
Blepharoplasty is designed to make the eyes appear less tired, more youthful and attractive.