Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, with or without the use of the laser is one of the most common facial cosmetic procedures because it is a great way to refresh your appearance. With the passage of time, it is natural to experience some facial changes which may cause us to look older than we actually are. Excess skin, muscle and fat can form in the upper and lower eyelids which result in drooping eyelids or bulging fat around the eyes. Apart from making us look older and fatigued, this condition can also cause vision problems due to the overhanging eyelids.
Are You A Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
The excess fat and skin can develop because of aging but there are also individuals who are genetically disposed to this condition so it can occur even to people at a relatively young age. Consequently, there is no recommended age when you should have eyelid surgery. Therefore, if you have excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids and folds over the eyelashes and if your upper and lower eyelids appear puffy and tired, you should consider blepharoplasty.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
During the eyelid surgery, excess skin and fat are removed from the eyelids using the CO2 laser. Often, no skin incisions are required to treat the lower eyelids. If fine sutures are needed, they are removed after only 5 days. Blepharoplasty, like any surgical procedure, may produce some initial scarring, but it is minimal and almost nonexistent after several months of healing. It has also been our experience that most patients are able to return to normal activities within one week of having their eyelid surgery.
Are The Results Long-Lasting?
The results of the procedure should be long-lasting and, in most cases, it is only performed once. However, if the procedure is performed at a relatively young age, it is normal to expect the skin to droop with age. Therefore, in some cases, a patient may desire to have an additional procedure.
Combining Eyelid Surgery With Other Procedures
Eyelid surgery is usually performed as a single procedure but if you’d like to combine other procedures at the same time, we recommend a browlift. By combining the two procedures, you can improve the sagging of the eyelids along with an elevation of the eyebrows.
What Eyelid Surgery Won’t Remove
You should be aware that blepharoplasty is not a treatment for dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. If you would like to smooth out these wrinkles, you can include a Botox™ treatment to your eyelid surgery. By doing so, many of the lines and wrinkles around the eyes can be softened or eliminated.
Why Choose Dr. Denton For Your Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. Andrew Denton is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, who has extensive experience and expertise in blepharoplasty. He understands your need for a younger, fresher and healthier appearance. He is always willing to discuss a variety of treatment options to help you feel and look more confident. At Dr. Denton’s state of the art private operating facility in Vancouver, you will also be able to see the expected results of your blepharoplasty through the use of computer imaging. Dr. Denton truly believes that all his patients must be fully informed about the procedures they may be considering so that they can be an equal member of the decision-making team.
Schedule your blepharoplasty consultation here today for a younger and healthier looking you!