Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) For A More Youthful Appearance

Eyelid surgery, usually known as eyelid surgery, can offer patients a number of benefits to vastly improve their appearance. Many patients have reported the procedure as having age defying results for the area around their eyes—but it’s important to know that this procedure isn’t strictly for cosmetic purposes in all cases. When blepharoplasty is for elective, aesthetic purposes, it’s called cosmetic blepharoplasty. In other cases, it may be administered as a medical necessity, especially for patients with ptosis. This is a condition which obstructs the vision. It’s important to understand the difference between each kind of surgery.

For example, a patient might want to reduce or—if possible—completely remove bags, puffiness, and dark circles from appearing underneath the eyes. Asian blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery, would also fall under the category of cosmetic blepharoplasty. Functional blepharoplasty on the other hand is intended usually to resolve ptosis, a condition in which the upper eyelid edge sags, hangs, or otherwise droops down into the field of vision causing sight problems, either as a result of congenital predisposition or the natural aging process. However, many functional blepharoplasty patients will take advantage of the procedure to have cosmetic benefits and enhancements as well.

How Can Blepharoplasty Make Me Look More Youthful?

Through the removal of bags, dark circles, and puffy under-eye areas, this common and popular cosmetic surgery can remove years from the areas around your eyes. However, it is important to understand what blepharoplasty is and what it isn’t—this procedure focuses on the eyelids and the area around the lower portion of the eyes, but it doesn’t remove things like crow’s feet (the wrinkles, lines, and creases which can appear at the corner of the eyes). Similarly, blepharoplasty isn’t intended to tighten the skin or reduce wrinkles near the eyebrows or forehead. Hence, many patients also decide to have a brow lift and a forehead lift in addition to a blepharoplasty procedure. In most cases, these procedures can all be administered during the same session, saving the patient the necessity of having to have multiple recovery periods, instead only having one.

How Long Will Blepharoplasty Last?

No plastic surgery can claim to last forever, but blepharoplasty will, for the vast majority of patients, have very long lasting effects which will increase the patient’s aesthetic appeal for years or even decades. With this in mind, understand that many patients choose to enjoy the benefits of an ongoing cosmetic maintenance plan, which is something that should be discussed with your plastic surgeon before or after you have blepharoplasty. This can help to extend the results of eyelid surgery and other forms of cosmetic treatments. Maintenance plans often include the use of dermal fillers or Botox®, both of which are non-invasive and only require treatments to be administered roughly every six months to two years.

Learn More About Eyelid Surgery in Toronto

If you’re ready to take action and remove the dark circles, bags, or puffiness from underneath your eyes, or if you need to restore your vision from ptosis, consider scheduling a consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area immediately. During this consultation you’ll get information that’s relevant to you personally and receive care that’s completely customized and tailored to your specific anatomy and goal sets. If you live in the Toronto area or you’ll be visiting soon, consider working with the highly trained and experienced medical professionals at Edelstein Cosmetic. If you’re ready to learn more, call (416) 256-5614 at your earliest convenience. You’ll be greeted by a friendly and professional staff of experts who would be more than happy to help you set an appointment for a consultation.




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