Five Essential Things You Need to Know About a Toronto Blepharoplasty Procedure

LEARN MORE ABOUT BLEPHAROPLASTY PROCEDURES

You’re probably well aware of how expressive a person’s eyes can be. You may know your eyes are the key focal point on your face, but are they giving the impression you want? Blepharoplasty in Toronto is considered to be a relatively easy cosmetic procedure and can appear virtually scarless.

More men and women are choosing this simple procedure to turn back the clock and reveal a younger looking set of eyes. If you’ve tried all the creams and remedies to rid yourself of puffy bags or crepey skin, you might be ready to make a lasting improvement with Toronto blepharoplasty. We’ll list the top 5 things you need to know before you take the next exciting steps.

You don’t need to worry about general anaesthesia

There are a handful of concerns for health and recovery that come from lengthier procedures requiring a general anaesthetic. Luckily, eyelid surgery is most often done with local freezing and IV sedation. Quick, less invasive surgeries on smaller tissue areas can be safely done this way, and that means patients feel better and recover faster afterward as they don’t need to expel the strong sedatives from their system.

You can target just the upper or lower lids

Toronto blepharoplasty can combine the top and bottom. However, targeting just the problem areas for subtle rejuvenation means performing a lower eyelid, or upper lid surgery separately.

During your consultation, the facial plastic surgeon will use their knowledge and aesthetic eye to evaluate your brows, the skin around your eyes and your overall appearance. Your desired outcome, combined with their expertise, will form your personalized plan. Today’s trends in blepharoplasty lean toward “less is more” and preservation of fat and other structures you have. That means less tissue may need to be removed for the enhancement you want.

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.

You’ll need to stop wearing makeup- briefly

If you’re a daily liner, shadow and mascara person, this restriction post-blepharoplasty could be a challenge for you, but it’s necessary.

Aside from possible irritation and infection, if you put makeup on incisions that aren’t healed, it can enter and tattoo your scars. Additionally, what you apply needs to be washed off and rubbing at the eye area while healing is not advised. Instead, you’ll likely want to take a week off to relax au-naturel and wait for the all-clear from your surgeon before applying anything to the area.

The scars should be faint if well cared for

Eyelid skin is thin but vascular. It tends to heal quickly, and the fine incisions created should result in nearly hair-line scars. Upper lid incisions are hidden in the crease, so they disappear when the eyes are open and don’t look obvious even with eyes closed. Initially, and for at least the first few months, you can expect scars to look reddish or pink. They fade to be less noticeable over time, but be vigilant about health and care post-op to avoid complications.

Blepharoplasty won’t rid you of Crow’s Feet

Unfortunately, smoothing eyelid skin won’t improve the area to the lateral side, above the cheekbone. The surface itself won’t be thicker or more elastic after blepharoplasty in Toronto either.

Sun damage, age, loss of collagen and elastin leave crepey, wrinkly skin. Your surgeon may recommend other procedures like chemical peels or laser, to improve its tone.

If you have questions about your options for blepharoplasty, we’ll be pleased to meet you for a complimentary consultation. Contact Verso Surgery Centre today.

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