Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty in Toronto is an extremely effective cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the eye area.

Blepharoplasty

Also called eyelid surgery, the upper, lower or both sets of lids can be transformed to make a person look younger. This versatile and relatively simple treatment can be performed a variety of ways, for men and women of all ages. When the time comes that your eyes have a hooded appearance, or you find you look constantly tired no matter how well-rested you are, Verso Surgery centre welcomes you to schedule a consultation and consider your options for a transformational eyelid procedure.

Effects of ageing on the eyes

The delicate and thin skin in this area is also one of the first places we see the effects of ageing. The signs of damage and years of dynamic muscle movement appear as “crow’s feet,” the tiny fine lines at the outer edges and spreading over our cheekbones. The skin above and below our eyes may also begin to sag around this time as the previously strong supportive muscles, and fat pads become lax. Fat surrounding the eye may shrink or shift and this leads to hollows, drooping lids or bags underneath.

Some people are naturally prone to hereditary characteristics such as very pronounced under eye bags or excessively dropping skin above the eye. When gravity takes hold and pulls delicate features downward, there is often the minimal effect that topical lotions and treatments can have. Preserving the skin’s natural hydration and elasticity for as long as possible is highly recommended. So is sun protection and handling the area carefully.

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.

Eyelid Surgery

Why do people seek blepharoplasty at Verso Surgery centre in Toronto?

Because there are multiple ways to address various eyelid issues, the number of people requesting this treatment or adding it to other facial surgeries is increasing. We see people for this facial concern for the following reasons:

Upper eyelids

Blepharoplasty for the upper eyelids is performed with the goal of ‘opening up’ the eye area, primarily when hooding makes the eyes appear smaller, squinted or angry. Puffiness of the upper eye can also be addressed this way, even if there is no sagging skin causing an issue. Those who feel they have excessive fat pads over the eye may not be able to visualize a crease and lack definition.

Removing a small amount of the fat stored there or tightening the skin can create an alert, wide-eyed look. This incision route also allows the facial surgeon access to the ‘frowning’ corrugator muscles so they can be released somewhat which further lifts and smooths the upper eye and brow zone. Upper lid procedures tend to be less technically sophisticated than lower.

Lower eyelids

Ideally, lower lids will have a smooth, firm surface and the lid will blend softly into the upper cheek with no crease, hollow or demarcation. The lid margin should meet the lower edge or the iris and create a seal along the eye.

Lower eyelid surgery may be done through a few different techniques, depending on the individual needs of the patient. Incisions may be external- right along the lashline, or internal and completely invisible. The inside incision route is also called transconjunctival. It allows the facial cosmetic surgeon to remove excess fat pads contributing to puffiness, without affecting the lower eyelid skin. This is often a good option for younger clients who have sufficient skin tone and elasticity and no visible sagging in the area.

Once the fat pockets are removed, the under eye skin will lay flat and create a youthful, rested appearance with no more bags or shadows. The fat may also be moved from one location to another or even grafted in if hollows are present. The surgeon must be experienced and talented as this simple procedure requires real artistry and subtlety. Removing too much fat can create a hollow appearance which is equally undesirable. As we age, we tend to lose more fat volume in the face, and your surgeon will take this into account as well.

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Lower blepharoplasty

Another, more involved lower blepharoplasty method is appropriate for older clients who have notable sagging or stretched skin in the under eye area. Along with protruding bulges, some people develop lax eyelid muscles that leave the lower lid visibly gaping and drooping downward.

When necessary, an incision hidden in the lower lash line and extending just beyond the lateral corner provides access to tighten and reinforce the delicate ligaments of the lower lid. A small ellipse of skin is removed so that laxity is reduced and smooth under-eye appearance created. A row of very fine sutures will be placed just under the lashes and eventually, the scar is nearly invisible.

Blepharoplasty for more than just eyes

Verso Surgery offers extended lower lid blepharoplasty for eyelid and midface rejuvenation. The lower lid-cheek junction and tear trough area can be integral to a person’s appearance, and due to the delicate nature of thin skin in this area, the damage is challenging to treat without surgery. Our advanced, facial plastic surgery specialists stay at the forefront of medical innovations with adaptive improvements on existing cosmetic procedures. The extended lower blepharoplasty method not only improves the lower lid/cheek junction but also substantially smoothes and rejuvenates mid-face contours without visible signs of surgery such as incisions and scars.

Lower- eyelid surgery techniques continue to evolve, and skilled surgeons can affect incredibly dramatic changes with minimal trauma, recovery time or sign of intervention. You may be surprised to learn what’s possible for you. We’d love to talk with you more and answer your questions.

Blepharoplasty is a technically demanding procedure which is why it’s important for people to select an experienced facial cosmetic surgery specialist who has in-depth knowledge and experience in this particular area. At Verso Surgery centre, we know taking a step toward improving your appearance through cosmetic surgery can feel a little overwhelming.

When you schedule your blepharoplasty consultation with us, you can rest assured that Dr. Kolenda is very well qualified for the eyelid surgeries he performs on a regular basis. He is a valued member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and also certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology. He’s completed advanced facial surgery and cosmetic training with some of the world’s most prestigious universities, acquiring multiple, advanced levels of practice experience and education in Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Medical Cosmetic Aesthetics, and Robotic Hair Restoration.

When changes are made in mere millimeters, extreme precision delivers natural results. Dr. Kolenda believes in open, honest communication so his patients understand all the details of their chosen procedure, no matter how small. When it comes to eyelid surgery, small improvements make a big impact.

Toronto blepharoplasty: What will the consultation process be like?

Just as with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks and we believe patients should be informed entirely, no matter how low those risks are. As well, potential outcomes and procedure limitations are essential to understand, so you get the absolute most from this process and are truly happy with the results. There will be a good deal of information discussed at the initial appointment along with a physical exam so that DR. Kolenda can become familiar with your eyes and specific anatomical features. He’ll suggest a plan and provide a personalized surgical quote.

During the consultation, you’ll also meet with a registered nurse who has been working with Dr. Kolenda for over 10 years. Her goal is to help you become well-educated and feel entirely at ease about your procedure. When you’re ready to proceed, you’ll have the benefit of access to flexible scheduling at our state of the art fully accredited surgical centre. We house the industry’s most advanced equipment and facilities to deliver safety above hospital standards, yet our facilities are warm, luxurious and inviting.

Blepharoplasty in Toronto – learn more

The recovery process after eyelid procedures will be experienced differently by each person depending on what exactly they have had done.

How is eyelid surgery done?

This procedure can be completed with the use of IV sedation or general anaesthetic. The area will be completely numb, and patients sleep comfortably. Depending on how extensive or the combination of treatment areas, the operation may last anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple of hours. Incisions are created within natural creases or completely inside the eye so that they will be well-hidden later on.

Dr. Kolenda will carefully mark the skin where he plans to adjust, sculpt and remove tissue. Great care is taken to avoid excessive removal of fat or skin above and below the eye. Very fine sutures seal the openings to leave a thin scar. The transconjunctival incision may or may not have dissolvable stitches placed internally. You’ll be taken to a comfortable recovery area and gently awakened. Dr. Kolenda will see you and speak with you then you are free to go home are accompanied by a friend or family member.

Blepharoplasty in Toronto- learn about the recovery

Combining this surgery with other facial enhancements is common. The eyelid area and even cheeks may appear quite swollen or bruised for the first few days post-op. This is because the face is exceptionally vascular and the eyes, in particular, are surrounded by extremely sensitive skin. The inflammation may look worse than it feels in many cases. Be prepared to see some bruising, and rest assured that it resolves by roughly two weeks. You’ll be asked to keep your head a bit elevated, even while sleeping because gravity contributes to increased pain and pressure.

For this reason, do not bend over or participate in aerobic exercise until Dr. Kolenda gives you the all-clear. You’ll see us again for a check-up within the first 7 days. For the initial 3-4 days, resting and relaxing at home should include relaxing your eyes. Bright lights or straining to read and look at things can increase muscle movement, strain and discomfort. You’ll be provided with a pain medication to take as needed and tips to comfort and soothe the area. We provide all of our cosmetic clients with the contact number for a registered OR nurse who can be reached at any time necessary after hours.

Eyelid surgery for facial rejuvenation

The majority of Toronto blepharoplasty patients can return to work 1-2 weeks after their procedure. As swelling continues to resolve, the refreshed and youthful-looking changes are sowly revealed and will last for decades to come. Eyelid surgery for facial rejuvenation is one of the simplest and yet most dramatic ways to take years off of your appearance. Come find out what a difference this change could make in your life. We look forward to meeting you.