Uplift Your Eyelids
An eyelid tuck or blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes excesses of skin/soft tissues from the upper and/or lower eyelids, ultimately tightening the frame of the eye, creating a more youthful appearance.
Achieve Long-Lasting Results
Cosmetic eyelid surgery can provide solutions for:
- Sagging and/or heavy upper eyelids
- Fat pockets in the lower eyelids
- Restoring a youthful appearance
Results usually last 10-15 years and the surgery is typically not repeated.
Determine if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty by booking a consultation with Dr. Conlon today.
Cosmetic Eyelid Before Surgery FAQ
Q: What should I expect from the consultation?
A: The consultation is used to review the procedure process and discuss any risks/limitations so you can make an informed decision regarding the surgery. It is important to establish realistic expectations for your results. Dr. Conlon will review your medical history and conduct an eye area examination. If pertinent, your eyesight and tear ducts will also be checked.
Q: How long is the surgery?
A: Generally, the procedure takes between thirty to sixty minutes, depending on the degree of work needed.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Local anesthetic will be applied to the eye area. During the procedure, you may feel a tight sensation around the eyes.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The cost for blepharoplasty is:
- $3500 for the upper eyelids.
Provincial health care does not cover cosmetic blepharoplasty.
Q: What are the risks?
A: It is important to follow the advice of Dr. Conlon to minimize risk, although blepharoplasty complications are rare. As with any surgery, there is always a risk of infection or anesthesia reaction. Please discuss the presence of any of the following conditions with Dr. Conlon as these pre-existing conditions may put you at-risk:
- Thyroid problems
- Insufficient tear production
- High blood pressure
- Circulatory disorders
Temporary complications that may occur include:
- Excessive tearing
- Decreased eyelid sensation
- Gritty sensation in the eyes
These complications are typically relieved with eye drops.
Cosmetic Eyelid After Surgery FAQ
Q: What is the recovery period like?
A: You may feel mild discomfort for a few days, which you can alleviate with a pain reliever. Swelling/bruising varies per individual case, with bruising healing in seven to ten days post-surgery. Other recovery symptoms include:
- Red/bumpy incision
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Excess tearing or dryness
- Tired eyes
Tips to promote a healthy recovery:
- Avoid makeup application until one week post-surgery.
- Do not wear contact lenses for a week post-surgery.
- Wear dark sunglasses for eye protection for the first few weeks.
Q: What kind of results can I expect?
A: It is important to maintain realistic surgical expectations. It usually takes a few months to experience the final results. A mild degree of asymmetry between the eyelids is expected. Eighty-percent improvement in the upper eyelid is a standard result.