Are your sagging eyelids making you look older than you feel? Are you tired of dealing with puffiness and bags under your eyes? If so, blepharoplasty might be the solution you've been looking for.
If you are a sufferer of droopy eyelids, sagging skin, or deformities around the eyes that make you feel insecure about your appearance, it might be time to consider a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift): a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of your eyes.
A blepharoplasty can typically be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on your individual needs and goals. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle, all of which contribute to drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and a tired, aged appearance.
Before committing to your blepharoplasty, it’s essential to consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon to find out if you’re a proper candidate, along with what type of blepharoplasty you need (upper, lower eyelid or both) and what you can expect from the procedure.
Before undergoing your blepharoplasty, it’s essential to be well-prepared in order to ensure your best chance of a successful and smooth recovery. If you are a smoker, it’s important to stop smoking in preparation for the procedure; you must also avoid taking aspirin and any anti-inflammatory drugs (including herbal supplements) before your procedure, as they may increase your risk of bleeding and bruising.
It’s a good idea to keep the following DOs and DON’Ts in mind before your surgery:
On the day of your blepharoplasty, you'll be taken into the operating room, where your surgeon will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. This procedure typically takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of your needs.
For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made in the natural creases of your eyelids, making the resulting scars inconspicuous. For lower eyelid surgery, these incisions are usually made just below the lash line or inside the eyelid, eliminating visible scarring.
Following your procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your eyes. In order to address this discomfort, Dr. Zakhary will prescribe pain medication and provide instructions on how to care for your eyes during your initial healing period. It's essential to follow these guidelines diligently to ensure optimal results.
The recovery period after blepharoplasty varies from person to person, but most people can return to work and resume their normal activities within a week or two. However, it's crucial to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and activities that could potentially strain your eyes for several weeks after your surgery.
As this is an outpatient procedure, you can expect to initially spend some time in recovery room where you will be monitored until your doctor releases you to finish your recovery at home. It’s also a good idea to have someone there to help you once you’re home the night of your procedure, as you may temporarily experience the following after your procedure:
In order to promote a smooth recovery, follow these aftercare DOs and DON’Ts:
If you're considering a blepharoplasty and are based in Calgary, there's no one better to trust with your eye rejuvenation journey than Dr. Kristina Zakhary. As a leading Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon with special focus in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Calgary, Dr. Zakhary brings a wealth of experience and expertise to every facial plastic surgery procedure she performs.
As with any surgery - but especially a plastic surgery procedure on your face – it’s important to practice your due diligence in ensuring you have found the best doctor in Calgary on hand. That’s where Dr. Kristina Zakhary comes in – as an expert in her field and having performed over 5,000 successful cosmetic facelift procedures, don’t trust your face to just anyone: trust it to the best!
When entrusting your eyes to a skilled and compassionate surgeon like Dr. Kristina Zakhary, you can rest assured that you're in the best hands possible. Don't wait any longer to achieve the youthful and vibrant eyes you deserve – schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident and radiant you.