Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat to create a more youthful look.

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is performed with the goal to modify the eyelid to remove excess skin or fat is present. This creates a more youthful look giving a rejuvenated appearance.

The eyes are one of the first features of the face to show the signs of ageing. As we age, we begin to notice sagging and loose skin in the upper and lower eyelids, and these structures begin to lose their firm texture. Many feel that while the rest of their face looks youthful, their puffy eyes give away their true age, or make them look older than they are.

Eyelid surgery with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and all over the world choose Clearpoint Health for eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery is one of the most requested procedures performed at our facilities. Such procedures have been successfully performed for many hundreds of patients at our state-of-the-art facilities by our team of renowned plastic surgeons.

Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence performing eyelid surgery. Our pre and post-operative care is exceptional and, combined with our patient centred philosophy, will provide you with a positive and rewarding experience. We will help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.

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Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C6
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Toronto, Ontario M3C 1J4

What does eyelid surgery treat?

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a procedure designed to correct drooping upper eyelids and remove puffy bags below the eyes, which can make people look older and more tired than they feel, and may even interfere with vision. However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can also be performed in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, or Botox® injection.

Preparing for eyelid surgery

During your initial consultation your surgeon will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications

What to expect with eyelid surgery

Your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat through incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids. Following the natural contour of the eyelid and the lash line will ensure that the incisions are well camouflaged. The procedure takes about two to four hours to perform under local or general anaesthesia in our private operating room, and you will be able to recuperate at home afterward.

Eyelid surgery results

As people age, the eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing “bags” above and below. After surgery, the upper eyelids no longer droop and the skin under the eyes is smooth and firm. The eyes will look softer, more refreshed, and rejuvenated. The skin surrounding the eye will look and feel firmer and smoother. The new, more alert, and youthful appearance should last for years.

Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

You will be able to return home the same day as you undergo your eyelid surgery. Some mild discomfort may follow this procedure but is easily controlled with medication and the application of cold compresses. You may also be prescribed antibiotic eye-drops and are advised to keep your head elevated for the first few days of recovery.

Sutures are removed within a few days, and you will be able to wear makeup and contact lenses within a week. You will be able to resume normal activities within ten to fourteen days, though keeping activity light will help to reduce any swelling or bruising. Scars may remain slightly pink for six months or more after the eyelid surgery but will fade to a thin, nearly invisible white line with time.

Next steps: Book your eyelid surgery consultation

If you are ready to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, request a consultation today.