Few features like the eyes can change how you look, drastically. As we get older, the delicate skin around the eyes starts to sag and wrinkle. This sagging and wrinkling may make you look more tired and older than you are. Blepharoplasty Toronto is a cosmetic surgery that can help you cope with these signs of ageing. Once you’ve decided to get the surgery, here are four questions that you should ask your surgeon before going through with the procedure
What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Blepharoplasty?
The ideal candidate for blepharoplasty, for either upper or lower eyelid, should be over the age of 35. The candidate should be in good health, with realistic expectations while showing the signs of sagging and wrinkles which needs to be corrected through the procedure. In case, you are genetically prone to upper eyelids obstructing your vision or you wish to define your double eyelid, then there are precise techniques which have been developed to accomplish this. Whether it is hooded eyes, crow’s feet, under-eye bags or all of these, then there are customizable blepharoplasty procedures that you could opt for.
How helpful is the procedure?
The excess skin and fat pads around the eyes can be removed to smoothen the area and reduce hooding. If you wish, then incisions can be placed inside the lower lid, within the eyelid creases or it can be placed just under the lash line depending on what your needs are. The expert would recommend additional non-surgical treatments which would help to smoothen the complexion. However, the procedure cannot always remove the fine lines in the skin.
Which techniques are used in the procedure?
One type of eyelid surgery isn’t suitable for everyone. Different patients have different needs, some choose to address the whole eye, whereas some would only address either the upper or lower eyelids. General or local anaesthesia with sedation is used for the procedure. Small incisions are made to allow the removal of the small ellipse of skin if needed. These incisions are really small and very well hidden.
What is the recovery period like?
After the procedure, you would need to take almost 2 weeks off from work. During this initial recovery period, most of the swelling and related bruising will start to settle and the incisions would also begin got close in. A set of instructions would be provided to you by your surgeon, which you need to follow to the T during your recovery period. The instructions would include, which activities to avoid and which medications to apply while you are in the healing period. As there is swelling and eye-watering after the procedure, it is common to have a little blurred vision for the first week. As the area is delicate, it will show some residual swelling for at least a month. Once the pink incisions start to thin the pale lines will not be easily visible.