A Toronto blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure designed to correct the appearance of the eyelids to provide a more youthful and refreshed look. As with other surgeries, a blepharoplasty involves a reasonable period of recovery following the procedure. To ensure that patients receive the best possible outcome from their eyelid rejuvenation, it’s important that they know what to expect and plan for the necessary aftercare.
A blepharoplasty, also commonly known as an eyelid surgery, is a popular surgical procedure that targets the eyelids to smooth and refresh their appearance. There are two primary types of blepharoplasty: a cosmetic eyelid surgery and a functional blepharoplasty.
Eyelid surgery in Toronto, which is performed solely for aesthetic reasons, is designed to rejuvenate the patient’s appearance. As a person ages, the upper and lower eyelids can naturally develop a droop as the delicate, thin skin in this area stretches, the internal support muscles weaken, and the fat pockets become prominent.
Thus, the natural aging process can diminish the overall attractiveness and youthfulness `of the eyes and face. A successful eyelid surgery can remove the drooping eyelids or bags under the eyes to yield a refreshed and more rejuvenated appearance.
Contrary to a cosmetic eyelid surgery, many patients also undergo a functional eyelid surgery for medical reasons. In most cases, these are elderly patients whose excessive skin in the upper eyelids result in impaired vision – this is also known as ptosis. Most patients seeking blepharoplasty with Dr. Philip Solomon are typically seeking a cosmetic blepharoplasty to improve their appearance.
Patients seeking a blepharoplasty from Dr. Phillip Solomon in Toronto can have the procedure performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both simultaneously. During the surgery, incisions can be made in various, inconspicuous areas including the natural folds of the eyelids, the crease of the upper eyelid, internally, and beneath the eyelashes.
Once they have healed, the incisions are virtually unnoticeable. Precise markings are used to designate the excess skin and fat pads that are to be removed; underlying muscles may be adjusted as well. After the procedure is complete, sutures or adhesive glue are carefully applied around the eyelids for healing.
During the procedure, patients will typically be sedated with local and IV sedation or general anesthesia. The more complex procedures or those performed in conjunction with additional facial surgeries will be done while the patient is completely asleep.
The total duration for eyelid surgery typically lasts between 20 minutes to two hours depending on the extent of the surgery.
Patients with a medical need for blepharoplasty will be referred to a specializing surgeon.
For those who are interested in a Toronto eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, our clinic will be happy to provide more information to address your aesthetic concerns and goals. Most patients consider a blepharoplasty if they note excessive drooping around their eyes, which is typical of the normal aging process.
When done well, the results of a blepharoplasty can potentially last up to 10 years. However, it is important to remain realistic and know that although a blepharoplasty can create dramatic improvements in appearance, it is not a total face rejuvenation solution. Ask about face lifting procedures as well.
To learn more about eyelid surgery in Toronto, we invite you to our clinic for a private consultation with Dr. Solomon.
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