Drooping or sagging eyelids can make life difficult. Not only can they distract from the lively, energetic appearance you’d like to project, but they can also even impair vision and function. Now, you don’t have to live with eyes that only open halfway anymore.
Toronto blepharoplasty expert Dr. Mike Roskies helps people live fuller lives thanks to the life-changing benefits of facial plastic surgery. With an eyelid surgery procedure, Dr. Roskies can help you see better and look your best. His clinic in Toronto, Ontario, is home to state-of-the-art technology and an outstanding team to give you outstanding care and attention. Dr. Roskies and his team look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey toward your absolute best life!
Over time, skin in the periorbital region (the area of your face between your eyebrows and upper cheeks) can lose elasticity and resilience, and excess fat can appear. This can lead to upper eyelids that sag significantly and obstruct vision and lower eyelids that are puffy and baggy.
Eyelid surgery (known medically as “blepharoplasty”) is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at alleviating or correcting defects in the eyelids and enhancing the aesthetics of the eye region of the face. The operation typically includes the removal and/or repositioning of excess skin and fat tissue and often the reinforcement of underlying muscles and tendons. By doing so, blepharoplasty can both resolve functional issues and improve the overall appearance of the eyes.
Blepharoplasty can help improve a variety of adverse conditions, including:
Good candidates for blepharoplasty are usually people who have some of these symptoms but are otherwise healthy and don’t have any serious medical conditions that can complicate the healing process. During your consultation for a blepharoplasty Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mike Roskies will listen attentively as you share your story and goals for your surgery. Together, you will create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your symptoms and is unique to your lifestyle and needs.
Frequent concerns of the lower lids include hollowing, puffiness, or skin crepiness/laxity. There are two methods to perform lower blepharoplasty, and Dr. Roskies utilizes the “scarless” technique that does not involve cutting any skin or muscle. After unsightly fat bags are safely removed, the purified fat is taken from your body and placed as permanent filler to create a smooth transition between the lower lid and the cheek. This is usually followed by skin tightening done via laser.
I perform all of my blepharoplasty procedures as outpatient treatments at my clinic in Toronto. Blepharoplasty is a versatile treatment, and the exact steps and duration of your operation will be determined by your treatment plan, but you can expect the entire procedure to take an hour.
The procedure is done under location anesthesia, but some patients prefer light sedation. After precise marking of the excess upper eyelid skin is hidden within the creases, local anesthesia is provided. The most simple form is the removal of skin alone with or without selective fat. Complexity can be added by repositioning fat and doing an internal brow lift through the same incision. Once Dr. Roskies closes the incisions and applies balm and bandages, his team will gently bring you out of sedation and begin the recovery process.
You can expect to have significant swelling, bruising, and tenderness for at least the first seven days following your blepharoplasty. Even before the procedure, Dr. Roskies will give you detailed aftercare instructions that usually include things like how to safely use a cold compress to keep the swelling down to how to properly dress your surgery wounds.
Dr. Roskies will prescribe any medication you need during your recovery, which can include ointments, pain relief, and antibiotics to prevent infection. He will also discuss any warning signs to look out for that may indicate complications and schedule your follow-up appointments.
Many Toronto blepharoplasty patients can resume their normal routines within two weeks of their procedure, but complete healing can take a month or two. Once all of the bruising and swelling have subsided, your results will be obvious.
Any obstructions to vision should be completely removed, and the skin on your eyelids should look firmer and more healthy. With proper care, you can expect these results to last for the rest of your life.
Broader vision and brighter eyes don’t have to be a dream anymore. Dr. Mike Roskies can help you see and look your best with an blepharoplasty appointment at his Toronto clinic. Click here to request your consultation today, and begin your journey toward a healthier and more beautiful you!
Blepharoplasty is an invasive procedure, so it does carry some risks. Dr. Roskies is a highly-skilled surgeon, so risks are minimal, but they can still happen. Some of the potential complications can include:
You will be fully advised on all risks before giving consent for your procedure. Throughout the process, Dr. Roskies will answer all your questions to help put you at ease. Complications most often happen during recovery, which is why Dr. Roskies’ recovery plans identify potential risk factors and help you avoid them.
Sedation anesthesia is typically utilized for these types of surgical procedures. This means you will be unconscious and unaware during the surgery and will feel no pain. However, it is common to experience mild to significant discomfort during recovery. Dr. Roskies will give you detailed instructions about how to care for your eyelids as they heal and will prescribe or recommend any medications necessary during your recovery process.
Because you will most likely be under sedation anesthesia during your surgery, it is typically recommended that you have a loved one available to drive you home following your procedure. When you are initially brought back to consciousness, Dr. Roskies and his team will monitor you closely to make sure you do not experience any complications. However, you will only be released to a predetermined friend or family member.
The cost of a blepharoplasty in Toronto varies according to several factors. These include:
Dr. Roskies will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the expected cost for your personalized treatment plan before your procedure.
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This life is what we make of it. Dr. Mike Roskies helps patients like you determine their own futures through innovative, meticulous, and gorgeous facial plastic surgery in Toronto. As one of the rising stars of plastic surgery, patients come from around the country to receive Dr. Roskies’ life-changing procedures. Ready to give your story an exciting new chapter? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Roskies today.
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