What is The Cost of a Blepharoplasty?
The blepharoplasty cost in Toronto starts at $6,999 and includes a post-op skin Anti-Aging Skin Rejuvenation program. Special financing options are available for our patients.
Recovery Period Following a Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that comes with a relatively short recovery period for the impressive visible, fairly immediate results. The recovery period from a blepharoplasty, of course, varies from person to person but one should expect it to take 7-10 days to fully recover.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Blepharoplasty?
Depending on whether the upper, lower or both eyelids are being treated, the blepharoplasty procedure can take anywhere between 1-2 hours to complete.
What is a Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty, or ‘eyelid reduction’ or ‘eye bag removal’, is a common cosmetic surgery procedure designed to rectify the signs of aging around the eyes.
As we age, the skin surrounding our eyes loses elasticity, causing the upper and lower eyelids to sag. This loose skin can lead to unsightly eye bags and vision-obscuring drooping eyelids.
The blepharoplasty procedure trims away loose skin and tightens the muscles around the eye area, leaving you with a refreshed youthful appearance and no more interference in your line of vision. This short and effective procedure can reverse unwanted eye bags and fix puffy, saggy or droopy-looking eyes with very little downtime.
Dr. Mulholland and Dr. Roskies are both highly skilled at performing beautifully natural and subtle blepharoplasties.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
The eye’s weak structure shows the effects of aging, hereditary factors and stresses faster than any other area of the face. This can, unfortunately, lead to a person looking older and more tired than they really are. If you are having to answer comments about how tired you look ever more frequently, it might be time to consider Blepharoplasty.
The procedure can work to reduce wrinkles, droopiness, fine lines, and puffiness around the eyes.
A good Blepharoplasty candidate may have one or more aging signs around the eyes or hooded lids that are interfering with eyesight. The ideal candidate will also be over the age of 30 and lead a healthy lifestyle.
We invite all those interested in this procedure to reach out to Toronto Plastic Surgeons for a consultation.
Restore your confidence
Blepharoplasty removes droopy excess skin, wrinkles, and eye bags to restore confidence in your facial appearance.
Those who undergo cosmetic blepharoplasty surgery tend to look younger and more refreshed.
Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are an unwanted part of growing old. After blepharoplasty, many patients notice an improvement in lines and wrinkles around the eye.
Blepharoplasty Risks & Complications
Blepharoplasty, like every procedure, comes with a small chance of potential complications. Selecting a highly experienced, trusted surgeon is paramount to minimize the likelihood of complications. The team at TPS has years of experience performing blepharoplasty. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
- Infection and bleeding: Although rare, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons still take every precaution to ensure that the surgery is a smooth, seamless experience.
- Mild Discomfort: While patients experience mild discomfort during the treatment, the recovery period is virtually painless.
- Discoloration of skin: A Blepharoplasty can potentially lead to a slight discolouration on the skin surrounding the eyelids. However, the color should return to the area in the days following the procedure.
- Excessive swelling: In rare cases, the procedure may result in swelling that lasts several days
Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?
As with any facial plastic surgery, it is important to find the best eyelid surgeon in Toronto with experience and expertise in the area. The eyes are a delicate and prominent part of the face that need the utmost care and precision.
Dr. Mulholland has performed over 2,000 blepharoplasty procedures over the past 25 years. Dr. Mike Roskies is also well-known for his subtly beautiful blepharoplasty work. With the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, you’re in safe hands before, during and after the procedure.
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty for Men in Toronto
Many men have genetic under-eye bagginess or upper eyelid hooding, which gets worse and becomes unacceptable with age. This physical trait can be dramatically improved with a blepharoplasty. A male blepharoplasty differs from a female blepharoplasty, in that more upper lid skin is preserved and the lower lid retains some lines so as not to look too “plastic.” Starting at $6,999, an upper lid blepharoplasty with Dr. Roskies includes a post-op skin anti-aging Spamedica Skin Rejuvenation program, that will improve the quality of the skin of the lids and face after the procedure.
An upper lid blepharoplasty involves the removal of the excess upper eyelid skin, droopy upper lid muscle and possibly some of the upper eyelid fat pads. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The recovery time for blepharoplasty is one week, which will result in a very natural and youthful revitalization of the eye area.
Bags and dark circles under the eyes may also be decreased with eyelid surgery or cosmetic lower eyelid surgery. The lower lid bags are removed through incisions hidden inside the eyelid and a pinch of excess external lid skin may be removed or tightened without a scar. Performing both upper and lower lid surgery can start as low as $9,999.
Following your cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons will provide a simple maintenance plan and program. This can include soft tissue dermal fillers, Botox injectables, and fractional rejuvenation with radiofrequency energy or lasers. These treatments will be performed a couple of times per year to maintain the youthful vitality and attractiveness of the enhanced upper eyelid region.
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Lower Eyelid Surgery for Men
As we age, the skin around our eyes begins to sag, resulting in unsightly eye bags and drooping eyelids. This bagginess affects the entire structure of the face by making patients look exhausted and even ill.
Lower eyelid surgery is designed to counter the signs of aging and tiredness around the eyes by removing any fat bags and tightening the eyelid muscles, and removing excess skin, thereby leading to a more refreshed and natural appearance. Through an incision made under the lower lashes, the Toronto Plastic Surgeons reduce wrinkles, eliminate puffy bags, and remove excess fat deposits in the face. An added bonus is that it only takes 7-10 days to recover from the procedure. At a cost of $6,999, lower eyelid surgery is a very reasonably proced way to attain quick, visible results.
Both men and women undergo eyelid surgery in Toronto to take years away from the face and to look more refreshed. Lower eyelid surgery is the best course of action for men, as adjusting the upper eyelids can result in a more effeminate appearance. Lower eyelid surgery is an excellent way for men to achieve a youthful, fresh and vital appearance in their eye area without the risks or complications of upper eyelid surgery.
The eyes are a delicate and prominent part of the face that require the utmost care and precision. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons have the skill and experience to restore the youthful appearance of your lower eyelids. Book a consultation with the Toronto Plastic Surgeons today.
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Different Types of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty surgery can be divided into two categories: upper and lower.
Loss of fat and volume support of the brow can result in droopiness and excess skin on the upper eyelid which can descend creating a deflated, tired, and aged appearance. Equally, loss of facial fat and the effects of gravity can develop eye bags and excess skin in the lower lid.
Lower blepharoplasty, also known as lower lid surgery, involves removing excess fat deposits, muscle, and skin through an incision made under the lower lashes. This excess tissue and fat deposits are either removed or repositioned to remove wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, or bags.
It is also possible that your plastic surgeon will use a technique in which no external incision is necessary. Trans-conjunctival lower blepharoplasty is made through the inner surface of the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar.
Upper blepharoplasty involves removing excess fat, muscle, and skin which can make the upper eyelid look heavy and droop over the eye to obscure vision. The incision made in the upper eyelid crease is closed with sutures, leaving only a minimally visible scar in the eyelid crease. After the procedure, patients look well-rested, alert, and youthful.
How is a Blepharoplasty Performed?
All blepharoplasty procedures in Toronto are performed within the comfort of the modern Toronto Plastic Surgeon suites. The surgery is entirely personalized and specifically designed by our expert team to match your desired results.
Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure that takes place under general anesthetic. Incisions are made along the natural creases of the upper and lower eyelid to camouflage scarring. Through these tiny incisions, fatty tissue is removed before skin is stretched to smoothen out wrinkles. Alternatively, the transconjunctival technique might be used. This approach makes an incision on the inner aspect of the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar.
Following the procedure, patients will rest in our recovery room for a couple of hours before being assessed by our specialist nursing team and returning home.
Preparing for a Blepharoplasty
To ensure successful blepharoplasty surgery, the doctor will advise that you follow certain preparations in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be discontinued two weeks leading up to the procedure and two weeks after. Those who continue to smoke will have a longer healing period and have a greater likelihood of complications.
- Two weeks before your procedure, patients must cease taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin.
- Six hours prior to surgery, patients mustn’t consume any food or drink, other than small sips of water.
- Avoid sun damage two weeks before surgery. This can be achieved by wearing SPF 30 or higher.
What to Expect Post Blepharoplasty Surgery
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that boasts an impressively brief recovery period for patients. The standard swelling and bruising discomfort around the eyes usually lasts for 1 week following surgery. Initial discomfort is managed with oral medication, applying a cold compress to the affected area and sleeping with the head elevated.
Throughout the two weeks that follow your surgery, you will attend a couple of post-op care appointments with our RN team. There, your incision site will be properly reviewed.
Days 1-2: You should have a friend or family member stay with you. Use cold saline compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. Take pain medication as prescribed by your surgeon, when necessary.
Day 5: Regular activities can be resumed following the rest period.
Week 1: Sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling.
Week 2: At this point, patients will have returned to work. Contact lenses can also worn and high-intensity exercise can be resumed.
Month 1: Up until this point, UV light should be avoided as much as possible to aid recovery.
The Toronto Plastic Surgeon team will be extremely thorough in explaining every aspect of the blepharoplasty procedure with you during the initial consultation. After your consultation, you will leave with a clear understanding of the before, during and after.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve encountered about the blepharoplasty procedure.
Is Getting a Blepharoplasty Painful?
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is only skin-deep and as a result, there is very little pain incurred during the recovery period. It is normal to feel some discomfort and irritation around the eyelids. However, this can be easily controlled with oral medication and eye ointments prescribed by your surgeon.
How Do I Know If I Need an Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift?
Because the eyebrow position can affect the appearance of eyelids, it can be difficult for patients to understand whether they need a brow lift or blepharoplasty.
The best way to determine what is right for you is to consider your primary objective. While a brow lift can smooth wrinkles of the forehead and lifts the eyebrows, sometimes correcting heavy eyelids, an eyelid lift solely focuses on the eyelids, whether it be the upper lid, lower lid, or both.
Is There an Age Limit for Blepharoplasty?
With Blepharoplasty, there is no set age. That being said, the majority of patients are 30 and older as it isn’t until one reaches this age that the signs of aging begin to show around the eyes. And because the procedure is often performed under local anesthetic, older patients who may be poor candidates for general anesthesia are permitted to undergo the procedure.
Can I Apply Makeup After Blepharoplasty?
We understand that many patients will want to apply makeup as soon as possible. To minimize the chance of infection post-surgery, it is advised to wait at least 10 days before applying makeup around the eye region. Makeup should be applied carefully with clean brushes and without the use of fingers.
Can I Have Blepharoplasty After Laser Eye Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is possible after laser eye surgery. Although blepharoplasty can be done before or after laser eye surgery, it is preferable that it is done at least 6 months after. This allows for any corneal stress and swelling to dissipate around the eye area.