Are You a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery in Vaughan?

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can reduce the bagginess from your lower eyelids as well as any excess skin on your upper eyelids – giving you a refreshed, youthful appearance. While a cosmetic procedure, it can also help those with limited eyesight because of excess skin around the eyes.

Eyelid Surgery

One pressing question patients have is whether or not they are a candidate. Even though it is an elective cosmetic procedure, this procedure cannot be done on everyone. Your eye surgeon can confirm whether or not you are a suitable candidate.

Why Blepharoplasty?

As you age, your body’s skin, especially on the face, loses elasticity. This causes it to sag and collect at the lowest point – which is usually under the eye. This bulging can cause excess wrinkles, make you look tired or even make you appear older than you really are.  While it can refresh your face, it does not take away dark circles, facial wrinkles or crow’s feet – you will need a separate procedure for this.

Eyelid surgery on the upper lid is not permanent, but it will last anywhere from five to seven years. The lower lid, however, rarely needs to be repeated.

What Qualifies You as a Candidate?

You will need to meet with a surgeon and discuss eyelid surgery. The surgeon will assess a few things to determine if you are a candidate. A few factors that will determine candidacy include age, health and the severity of your condition. Most candidates are over the age of 35 – but some are younger because of genetic factors.

What to Expect with Your Eyelid Surgery

This is an outpatient procedure, but you will still need someone to drive you home and monitor you overnight. You will need to take a few days off work and limit physical activities while you heal. A few things you can have on-hand at home to help with recovery include:

  • Ice cubes or ice packs
  • Gauze pads
  • Eye drops – dry eyes are common after this procedure, but should go away within two weeks
  • Washcloths and towels
  • Over-the-counter pain medications – only use those that your doctor prescribes or recommends, because some may increase bleeding.

You will have stitches on your lids that may stay in place as long as seven days. Swelling, bruising and tenderness may last for up to two weeks.

As with any cosmetic or surgical procedure, there are risks. You and your surgeon will go over these risks, which include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Chronic dry eyes
  • Abnormal skin discolorations
  • Being unable to open or close your eyelids
  • Loss of vision
  • Abnormally formed eyelids

Speak with a Surgeon About Eyelid Surgery in Vaughan Today

To learn more about blepharoplasty and to see if you are a candidate, you will want to schedule an appointment with a skilled surgeon. The team at UELC will meet with you for a consultation and assess if you qualify for eyelid surgery as well as any other cosmetic procedures you would like done.

UELC is committed to providing our patients with exceptional care and beauty enhancements. Learn more about blepharoplasty or other cosmetic procedures by calling us at 416-653-8352 for a complimentary consultation.

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