As we age, our eyelids stretch and the muscles supporting them weaken. This can cause sagging and puffiness. If you are looking to treat and rejuvenate baggy eyelids for a more youthful and rested look, eyelid surgery might be right for you! Innovation Dermatology is pleased to offer eyelid lift/blepharoplasty, an exciting and popular cosmetic procedure! Call us today to see whether eyelid surgery is the best surgical option for you.
Laser Eyelid Lift Surgery (blepharoplasty) corrects sagging, puffy eyelids and helps patients appear more youthful and rested. It can be used for both the upper and lower eyelids.
This procedure is effective for:
Eyelid Lift Surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not a covered service under Alberta Health Care. Dr. Day is a Royal College-certified dermatologist with specialized experience and training in eyelid surgery. We recommend patients have a vision test with their optometrist prior to having eyelid surgery.
For those wanting to avoid surgery, tightening of the skin around the eyes can also be achieved with laser resurfacing and Accutite ®.
Blepharoplasty can be performed using a surgical laser. We administer a local anesthetic to numb the area, and a sedative that keeps patients comfortable throughout the surgery. The laser enables greater accuracy when dealing with the delicate skin around the eye and reduces bleeding and bruising. Surgery time averages 2 hours. Recovery is typically 7 days and requires suture removal at 5-7 days. Swelling and bruising can vary between patients but is generally minimal. A return to regular activity may take up to one week. Overall, there is little discomfort and downtime, and very positive results.
If you would like to know if eyelid surgery is the right anti-aging treatment for you, book a consultation with Dr. Day today.