Considering Blepharoplasty? Here’s What You Should Know
For those not in the know, Blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery targeting eyelids that are notably “droopy” or have an excess of skin, muscle, or fat.
A Blepharoplasty can give the eye region a more appealing aesthetic appearance or help reduce problems with your field of vision by removing excess skin. Our Toronto cosmetic clinic has given us many insights into the procedure. If you’re looking into Blepharoplasty, here are a few things to consider.
How Do You Prepare for Blepharoplasty?
Preparing for a Blepharoplasty begins with the consultation. Your surgeon will help you figure out precisely what is causing your drooping eyelid, and you get the chance to explain what you hope the procedure will achieve.
Next, you need to prepare for the surgery date itself – make sure that you have any tests and evaluations completed, as well as any paperwork. You’ll also need to make sure you have a way to get to and from the operation.
Just like with any surgery, healthy eating and sleeping are essential in the lead-up to the surgery.
You should also do your best to minimize your intake of nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs. Always make sure to inform your surgeon of other medications you may be on before the surgery.
On the day of the surgery, make sure to dress comfortably, show up early, and don’t wear makeup – it’s easier on your surgeon if they are working on a blank canvas. After the surgery, it’s a good idea to take it easy for a week. There may be some swelling during this period, but you should be good to get back to your routine after that!
Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty, or Both?
Many patients aren’t aware of the differences between an Upper Blepharoplasty and a Lower Blepharoplasty. They also aren’t often aware of which procedure is the best choice for them or when it’s better to get both.
As the names suggest, an Upper Blepharoplasty is performed on the upper eyelid and eyelid skin, while a Lower Blepharoplasty is done on the lower eyelid. Both procedures involve the removal of excess fat and skin around the eyes to give a new shape to the eyelid in question. However, the surgical process is somewhat different for each procedure.
The incision for an Upper Blepharoplasty is typically made on the outside of the eyelid. On a lower Blepharoplasty, the incision is hidden behind the eyelid or just under the lower eyelashes.
An incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid for upper eyelid surgery, and it is through this incision that excess skin and fat are removed.
Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it will be well camouflaged when it is healed.
For lower lid surgery, Dr. Rival most commonly uses a transconjunctival approach. This technique hides the incision behind the eyelid, and excess fat is removed. If excess skin must be removed, a fine incision is made just under the lower eyelashes.
Which procedure you should get depends on the shape of the eyelids. Generally, Blepharoplasty is best used to reduce excess fat and skin to give the best contour. This could be relevant for the upper or lower eyelid or both. You should always talk to your surgeon to help get an idea of how a Blepharoplasty will change the shape of your face.
How Much is a Blepharoplasty?
Many people also ask us what the price tag on a blepharoplasty is. The blepharoplasty cost Canada-wide can vary, depending on the area and clinic in question and the exact specifications of the operation. An Upper Blepharoplasty will cost from $3,500 to $4,500, while a Lower Blepharoplasty will cost $6,500 to $7,500. Always check our pricing page as
We also offer a combined Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty for $8,000. Always check the pricing page for the most accurate pricing.
Get the Best Blepharoplasty Possible
Dr. Rival is an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon trusted by hundreds of his patients to deliver beautiful and natural results at his Toronto cosmetic clinic, procedures including Blepharoplasties, brow lift surgeries, forehead lift, or their non-surgical counterparts.
No matter what kind of cosmetic operation you are looking for, surgical or non-surgical, it’s best first to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you are looking for a non-surgical nose job in Toronto, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.