What Is the Right Age for a Blepharoplasty in Toronto?


If the appearance of your eyes doesn’t reflect how rested or youthful you feel, you may be investigating cosmetic enhancements that can help. While there are skin treatments and topical products designed to improve eyelid skin, blepharoplasty in Toronto remains the most effective, long-lasting approach to revitalize the eyes. Puffy bags, hooded lids, or wrinkles all form due to skin damage, and underlying fat pads. A blepharoplasty, also called eyelid lift surgery, can reverse these changes whether due to age or genetics.

If you think surgery may offer the dramatic improvement you need, you may also be curious about the right age to proceed. Contrary to common perceptions, not all patients seeking eye rejuvenation are over 50. Some are in their 20s or 30s, and some are many decades past that, wondering if they’re too old. We’ll take a look at the general requirements for blepharoplasty candidates and how you might determine when the best age for your intervention is.

Upper blepharoplasty in Toronto

In the upper lids, the relationship between eyelid crease and eyelashes can change subtly as you age. To see a fold a few millimetres above the upper eyelashes is considered proportionate and ideal, although many variations are normal. If your crease lowers or disappears because of sagging, bulging or hooded upper lids, you may appear tired and older than you wish.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed for younger clients who do not see sagging but have a monolid and wish to see a defined, double lid crease. As well, when skin thins and sags due to age, removing a small ellipse through an incision placed in the crease opens the area back up to reveal wider eyes. Fat can be manipulated to sculpt more pleasing contours in the area too.

We all know that one of the most captivating and expressive facial areas can be a person’s eyes. Find out more about how blepharoplasty can help you.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

Toronto blepharoplasty patients often seek improvements just for the lower lids. If you have good, elastic skin tone, removing excess fat pads form the lower lid through an internal, transconjunctival incision can leave a scarless result. If sagging skin is present, laser treatment or removal of some skin below the lashline may be preferred. Clients who are over 50 and see skin changes will usually need to tighten the tissue and perhaps reposition fat to fill hollows of the tear troughs. A smooth transitional contour between the lower lid and cheek is optimal.

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery

Toronto blepharoplasty candidates should be in good general health regardless of their age. The decision to proceed is more heavily dependant on the patient’s goals, their anatomy, and the possibilities for improvement with surgery.

Any pre-existing eye conditions such as dry eyes may rule out elective eye surgery.

There are some advantages when undergoing blepharoplasty earlier than later. Younger patients will usually recover faster and will have firmer, thicker skin that bounces back after tissue removal. Less aggressive surgery will be required, and the eventual effects of aging may be held off somewhat with early intervention.

Severe ptosis can develop for older seniors whose skin sags enough to interfere with their vision. Medical insurance can help cover costs of surgery in those cases as cosmetic improvement isn’t the primary goal. If health or ability to heal is in question, your doctor may order bloodwork and other tests.

The best way to determine what the right procedure and timing are for you is with a consultation. At Verso Surgery Centre, our surgical consultations are free of charge so you can learn all you need to know before making the right decision. Contact us today to get started.

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