Blepharoplasty: Frequently Asked Questions

BlepharoplastyThe eyes are known as “the window to the soul”, and for good reason–eyes have a big impact of the overall appearance of the face. Unfortunately, they’re also ones of the first facial feature to display the signs of aging, due to the delicate skin and constant use. Patients who suffer from puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes often turn to cosmetic eyelid surgery to rejuvenate their appearance. This procedure is known as blepharoplasty.

What Does The Blepharoplasty Procedure Involve?

Blepharoplasty eliminates droopy eyelids and under-eye bags by removing excess fat, skin and muscle tissues from the upper and lower eyelids. Small incisions are made in the creases of the upper eyelid and along the lash line of the lower lid and the tissues are removed. The incisions are then closed with tiny sutures.

For patient who require no skin removal, a transconjunctival incision can be made inside the lower eyelid, so that no scar is visible.

Will My Results Look Natural?

Under the care of a highly experienced surgeon, patients enjoy very natural-looking results. Patients appear well-rested and revived, rather than looking “over done”. In many cases, friends and family cannot tell that a patient has undergone any surgery. Blepharoplasty can also be combined with additional cosmetic treatment such as dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing to further enhance results.

What Is The Recovery Period?

Immediately following the procedure, patients should apply a cold compress to the eyes to reduce swelling and bruising, which usually last for seven to 10 days. For patients who require stitches, they are typically removed after two to five days. Most patients can return to work and other daily activities one week after surgery. Contact lenses cannot be worn for the first week following cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Want To Refresh Tired-Looking Eyes? Contact Dr. Ryan Frank

If you are interested in blepharoplasty in Calgary, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you.

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