Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
Blepharoplasty reinvigorates and rejuvenates the overall look of the face.
What is blepharoplasty?
Plastic surgery of the eyelids, also known as blepharoplasty, seeks to correct skin surplus, excess fat and/or loose muscles. Blepharoplasty reinvigorates and rejuvenates the overall look of the face. It is possible to operate the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or all four at once.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate for such a surgery must be in good physical and mental health with realistic expectations. Before considering an eyelid surgery it is important to take into account the possible medical problems, such as thyroid problems or conditions affecting the eyes. A thorough eye examination will be required.
A pre operative evaluation will be required, such as an eye examination to help detect any abnormalities that may lead to complications during surgery. Incisions are made in the natural folds of the face to camouflage them as much as possible. From these incisions, hernias, unsightly fat and excess skin is removed. Dr.Zadeh uses very fine sutures that are non-absorbent and will require removal after the fifth day.
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, while the lower eyelids are preferably operated under general anesthesia for patient security.
- Healing delays
- Healing abnormalities
- Epidermal cyst
- Ptosis (lowering of the eyelids)
- Lagophthalmos (inability to completely close the upper eyelids)
- Ectropian (inability to completely close the lower eyelids)
Post operative and healing
Following blepharoplasty, it is normal to have some discomfort with a feeling of contraction of the eyelids. It is preferable to relax and avoid physical exertion during the first few days. The duration of the swelling and bruising can vary from one patient to another. Any pain or discomfort can be controlled with painkillers prescribed by Dr.Zadeh. Drops and eye gels are also prescribed to relieve the eyes and keep them moist. Sutures are removed by Dr.Zadeh at his Westmount office during the follow up visit, scheduled five to six days post surgery. Scars may remain slightly pink during the first couple of weeks, but are easily hidden with the application of a cover up after the seventh day.
To learn more, you can reach us or make an appointment with Dr Zadeh.