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What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Overview: As you get older, the area around your eyes can become tired and heavy, and this can add years to your appearance. Why not reclaim your youthful look and enjoy an appearance that is true to yourself? This is all possible with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it is commonly known. To find out more about this excellent procedure, check out the blog below.



By the time your reach your late thirties or forties, your skin ages and starts to lose its natural elasticity. As a result, your eyelids begin to droop and the surrounding areas lose their firmness, which can cause you to look older than your years. This is not ideal, but what is there to do? An answer can be found in blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reinvigorates the appearance of the areas around your eyes. Unlike a facelift, eyelid surgery specifically targets the eyes and can give you the subtle yet effective facial rejuvenation that you're looking for. Surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids and the procedure can even be used to correct any functional problems you may be experiencing with your eyes. By lifting, tightening and contouring the skin and muscle in the areas around your eyes, eyelid surgery can provide you with a more youthful and healthy looking appearance.

Who Should Get Eyelid Surgery?

The skin and muscle in the eyelid area typically starts to deteriorate during your thirties to forties, and therefore it is ideal to consider aesthetic eyelid surgery around this time in your life. Alternatively, for those who are experiencing functional problems with their eyelids, such as excessive drooping and loss of peripheral vision due to skin folds, undergoing eyelid surgery can be a great idea any time.

What Sort of Conditions Can Eyelid Surgery Treat?

Eyelid surgery can provide effective treatment for a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Unwanted fatty build ups and puffiness in the eyes
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Baggy eyes
  • Loose skin and eyelid wrinkles
  • Eyelid functionality problems

How Long Does It Take To Recover From The Procedure?

The recovery period for eyelid surgery is relatively low when compared to other plastic surgery procedures. The post-procedural swelling and bruising that generally occurs will be treated with medication and after most procedures the patient will be able to continue with their regular schedule after only 10 days.

Bottom Line: Weakness in eyelid skin and muscle is very common for those in their thirties and forties, and eyelid surgery provides a great way to reclaim your natural youthful looks. Eyelid surgery can be as subtle or dramatic as you desire and your surgeon will always explain all the possibilities to you during your consultation. Eyelid surgery also has the benefit of being a relatively low-cost procedure with minimal downtime making it an ideal procedure for those with tight schedules.

If you’re interested in finding out more about what Dr. Adil Ladak’s plastic and cosmetic surgery practice in Edmonton, Alberta, call today to schedule a consultation. 

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