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Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Maybe your friends and family are asking if you are tired more often than you would like. Perhaps, when you look in the mirror your eyes look a little heavier and droopier than they used to. Although having a cosmetic procedure won’t turn back the hands of time, it can help you to feel great about your appearance again. If you have been wondering if there is facial surgery to help you appear more rested and alert, to look more lively and youthful this article will educate you about Blepharoplasty and help you answer the question  ‘Should I get eyelid surgery?’.

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Types of Eyelid Surgery

There are two types of eyelid surgery that your plastic surgeon may recommend. The technique that is used will be determined by the area around the eye that needs to be addressed and the results you desire. Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, can be used to reduce the looks of wrinkles, bags, sagginess, and droopy skin around the eyes.

Upper Blepharoplasty: In this style of eyelid surgery your plastic surgeon will make an incision in your upper eyelids and remove any excess skin and deposits of fat that may be contributing to the appearance of droopy eyelids. Once complete, they will stitch the incision closed leaving you with a more open and relaxed expression after you have fully healed.

Lower Blepharoplasty: In this procedure, the surgeon will make a similar incision to upper blepharoplasty, but underneath your eye to remove excess pockets of fat that cause the look of bags under the eyes. Once you have healed you will notice an immediate reduction in under-eye puffiness that will help you look less tired.
A consultation with your plastic surgeon will determine which procedure will be performed and what your expected healing time is.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a common facial surgery that more and more women are turning to reduce drooping and sagging of the eyelids. A  qualified plastic surgeon will remove a small section of skin and/or pockets of fat from your eye area creating a more open and alert appearance.

As you age, your skin will wrinkle and sag resulting in folds that make the eyelids look and feel heavier. If you are contemplating this procedure, here is what you should know:

  • Eyelid surgery will remove any extra folds around the eyes to give you back the youthful look you desire.
  • This procedure is minimally invasive and healing time is just one to two weeks.
  • Scarring for this procedure is very minimal as the cuts are small and often hidden within the creases of the eyes.
  • Downtime after surgery is not long. Although you will most likely have swelling and bruising, you should be back to your routine around 7-10 days.

If you are wanting to help restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes and look less tired, getting Blepharoplasty might be right for you.

Booking with a Trusted Facial Surgeon

Don’t settle for a less youthful version of yourself. No matter your age, you can feel confident and comfortable with your looks and the way you feel.  Making the decision to have surgery is an important one and you should take the time to research your procedure and have a consultation with a professional, and experienced plastic surgeon.
Dr. Adil Ladak has been performing cosmetic surgeries for over two decades.

Contact the team at Alberta Plastic Surgery at (780) 407-6691 or fill out the contact form below to get more information.

FAQs

Is eyelid surgery painful?

Eyelid surgery is one of the less painful and minimally invasive plastic surgery options. Because blepharoplasty involves only small incisions around the eye you can expect minimal discomfort after the operation is complete. Pain after surgery should be minimal and your surgeon can provide detailed aftercare instructions.

How long will eyelid surgery results last?

Results will vary from patient to patient as you will still continue to age after the procedure, but you can expect results to last for 5-8 years. Lifestyle can have an effect on your results.

Does eyelid surgery make eyes look bigger?

Because Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from around the eyes it will result in your eyes appearing bigger and naturally more awake.


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