An eyelift, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can address drooping eyelids (ptosis) and/or under-eye bags. While the triggers for these aging concerns are rooted in sun damage and the natural aging process, a hereditary predisposition is not uncommon. The cost of eyelift surgery may be covered in the case of ptosis where vision is impaired by loose skin hanging over the eyes. As an elective procedure, blepharoplasty can make dramatic improvements to tired-looking eyes for a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare is committed to providing the highest level of care and safety to its patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy de Kleer will thoroughly assess your condition and conduct a general health assessment to determine treatment candidacy. Surgical procedures are performed in a fully accredited surgical facility. The administration of an anaesthetic or sedation will be ascertained, discussed and explained prior to your procedure. Our team of highly skilled professionals takes every measure to ensure you’re fully informed and prepared for both pre- and post-surgical care.
How it works
Incisions for an upper and lower blepharoplasty are placed at the crease of the lid, the lower lash line, or hidden inside the lower lid to minimize visible scarring. From the incision point, muscle, fat and skin tissue is trimmed, repositioned and redraped to produce a smooth, firm and rested look that can last for years.
Immediately after surgery, ice packs are applied intermittently to reduce the swelling and bruising that is commonly experienced. The eyes may tear more than usual, eventually returning to normal as the swelling subsides. Activities such as walking, reading or watching television can be resumed after two to three days, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least three weeks. After a week of healing, the fine stitches used to close the incisions can be removed. Dr. de Kleer will explain how to care for your surgical incisions to ensure optimal recovery and comfort. The overall recovery from an eyelift procedure takes approximately two weeks, at which point the eyelids should feel and look normal, with the mild surgical scars resolving over several months.