The skin around the eyes is very sensitive to the effects of natural aging and the sun’s UV rays. The result is puffy or sagging upper eyelids, which can affect vision, wrinkles in the lower lid area or bags under the eyes.
What is blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure to re-drap the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The redraping is a technique that corrects and modifies the shape of the eyelid to give it a rejuvenated and more rested appearance.
Excess skin around the eyelids is removed during surgery and the shape of the eyes can be altered to achieve a better symmetry and a more youthful appearance.
This procedure is also performed on Asians by splitting the monolid eyelid. See our before and after below.
“Note: These photos are published for information purposes only in order to provide information on the nature of the intervention. In no way should they be considered a guarantee of results.”
Who can benefit from this surgery?
Whether you are a man or a woman, blepharoplasty is a solution to naturally drooping eyelids or sagging eyelids due to the appearance of the first signs of mature skin, as well as to certain problems such as puffiness or dark circles.
With this eye surgery, Dr. Léonard Bergeron can also correct asymmetrical eyelids, reduce eyelid swelling that has set in over the years and awaken your eyes.
Dr. Bergeron has a recognized expertise in the greater Montreal area, specializing in procedures on Asian features. He offers Asian blepharoplasty, also known as double eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty procedure: what to expect
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that lasts between 1 to 2 hours. It is performed under local anesthesia. Several techniques can be used to obtain the expected results. The surgeon takes advantage of the natural folds of the eye to reduce scarring. The incisions are made under the eyelashes of the lower eyelid and in the natural fold of the upper eyelid.
During your meeting with Dr. Bergeron, he will discuss with you the most appropriate technique for your situation and expectations.
In mature patients
Often, on more mature skin or skin that has been damaged by lifestyle habits (tanning, smoking, etc.), excess skin on the eyelids can cause eyebrows to sag. A forehead lift can be performed simultaneously with blepharoplasty to reposition the eyebrows in the right place which will, in turn, brighten the eyes.
In addition, canthopexy can be performed during blepharoplasty to correct the structure of the eyelid (muscles, ligaments, cartilage) that has loosened up. This technique allows the eyelids to be properly reattached to the eyes.
In young patients
For patients under 30 years of age and with young skin, Dr. Bergeron can use an incision-free technique. It consists of going through the inside of the eyelids to perform the eyelift. This way, there is minimum scarring.
For this type of clientele, it is also possible to perform conventional blepharoplasty and take advantage of the incisions made in the eyelids to lift the cheekbones.
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Recovery following a blepharoplasty
Once the procedure is complete, you should follow these recommendations for a quick recovery and optimal results.
- To reduce swelling, it is recommended to apply ice in 20-minute periods to the eye area. The head must be kept elevated at 30º at all times for 2 weeks
- In the first 2 weeks after surgery, you will have to sleep in a semi-seated position.
- Artificial drops will help relieve some postoperative symptoms.
- A follow-up meeting will be held 5 to 10 days after the eyelid surgery.
- Work can be resumed after 1 week (2 weeks for workers in the public sector).
- Cardiovascular activities are allowed after 3 weeks, sports after 4 weeks and contact sports after 6