Rejuvenate Your Look

Loose, sagging skin around your eyelids can really show your age and make you look tired even after a good night's rest.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, in Toronto is a minimally invasive procedure that can help you get rid of excess skin, fine lines and puffiness, as well as reduce the thin, crepe-paper look of aged skin around your eyes.

Woman with bright, young eyes after eyelid lift.

For your safety

It is best to check in with your ophthalmologist before undergoing any eyelid rejuvenation procedure, as patients with some eye disorders may not be good candidates for eyelid surgery.

At a Glance

  • Price $5000 - $7000
  • Recovery Go home same day
  • Length Of Surgery 1 - 2 Hours
  • Back To Work 7 - 10 Days

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Surgery steps: how blepharoplasty is done, how blepharoplasty is performed

Preparation

  • Stop smoking for at least four weeks before your surgery.
  • Don’t take any medications or supplements that can cause excessive bruising and bleeding, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and high doses of vitamin E.
  • Fill prescription medications so they're ready to use after your surgery.
  • If you damage your eyes before surgery, please let us know immediately. Your surgery may be rescheduled until after your eyes heal.

Surgery

  • Sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used during eyelid surgery.
  • Depending on your cosmetic concerns, incisions will be placed along the upper eyelid crease or inside the lower eyelid. Excess skin is removed to correct eyelid hooding and drooping, and fat in the lower eyelid area may be repositioned to correct eye bags and wrinkles.

Eyelid surgery is often performed in combination with a brow lift in Toronto to further correct upper eyelid sagging and uplift the eyebrows, as well as with laser rejuvenation to improve skin texture and reduce wrinkles.

Recovery period

Toronto blepharoplasty patients may return home the day of their procedure and should expect to spend at least 5-7 days recovering, during which time Dr. Kara will remove your stitches. Dr. Kara will check in with you regularly to ensure you are healing properly and advise you on when it's safe to resume wearing contacts (usually 1-2 weeks) and using makeup in the eye area (usually within one week).

Some bruising and swelling after the procedure is normal but pain should be minimal, and all temporary side effects will usually resolve within 1-2 weeks. By 2-3 weeks patients can typically resume exercising and within 1-2 months, the final eyelid surgery results should start to become visible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eyelid lift risks?

The following are risks related to blepharoplasty

  • Poor wound healing
  • Excessive swelling
  • Inability to close the eyes all the way
  • Long lasting changes in vision
  • Irritation

Who invented blepharoplasty?

It is believed that blepharoplasty has been around since ancient Roman times. However, the actual term "blepharoplasty" was coined in the early 1800s by Karl Ferdinand von Gräfe.

What does blepharoplasty mean?

"Bleph" means eyelid and "plasty" means "molded". Therefore, put them together and you have molding of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is the surgical treatment of issues related to the shape or function of the eyelids.

Who needs blepharoplasty? Why do blepharoplasty? Why get blepharoplasty? Why have blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is designed for patients who have saggy or wrinkled upper and/or lower eyelids.

Who does blepharoplasty? Who performs blepharoplasty? What doctor does blepharoplasty?

A board certified plastic surgeon with experience in blepharoplasty.

What is anchor blepharoplasty?

Anchor blepharoplasty is an upper eyelid lift where deep fixation is placed to keep the eyelid in place.

What is quad blepharoplasty?

This is when both the upper and lower eyelid of both eyes are treated.

What is functional blepharoplasty?

This is when an eyelid lift is performed for functional purposes, rather than aesthetic. For example, saggy upper eyelids can sometimes get in the way of seeing. To improve sight, a functional blepharoplasty would be performed.

What is transconjunctival blepharoplasty?

When an incision is made on the inside of the lower eyelid and all work is performed through this incision, that is transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

What is upper blepharoplasty?

When only the upper eyelids are treated, this is called upper blepharoplasty.

What is lower blepharoplasty?

When only the upper eyelids are treated, this is called upper blepharoplasty.

What does blepharoplasty cost in Canada? What does blepharoplasty cost?

The average cost of eyelid surgery ranges from $4000 - $8000. This cost includes all necessary fees related to surgery and your appointments.

When is blepharoplasty medically necessary? How to get blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

If saggy eyelids are obstructing your vision, then blepharoplasty may be deemed medically necessary for you.

Does an eyelid lift hurt? Is an eyelid lift painful?

Eyelid lift surgery is not painful since the procedure is performed under general, and sometimes local, anesthesia. After surgery, there may be some discomfort that can be alleviated with prescribed pain medication.

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