Everything to know about Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift Surgery

Dr. Kristina Zakhary is specialty trained in Blepharoplasty Surgery and uses her artistic skill to remove excess fat and skin from around the eyelids to give you a more refreshed look and restore your youthful appearance.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty Surgery is the most common cosmetic eyelid surgery, and is commonly referred to as an Eyelid tuck or Eyelid Lift. It is a cosmetic facial plastic surgery which is designed to remove excess fat and skin from around the eyelids to give you a more refreshed look. To achieve the best results, upper eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty) can be combined with Forehead lift or Brow lift surgery.

Blepharoplasty is used to improve the effects of aging around the eyelids, such as the drooping and sagging of upper eyelid skin, or the excess fat that create bags in the lower eyelid area. Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift surgery can also be used in younger patients, as hooded upper eyelid skin or excess fat around the eyes are not exclusively attributed to aging.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) corrects the hooding, bulges and wrinkles around your eyes, resulting in a more rested and youthful appearance. It may also relieve your eyes from the extra weight of excess skin, muscle or fat, leading to a youthful appearance, and less eye fatigue.

Dr Zakhary performs eyelid surgery under local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia, in a fully accredited surgical facility in Calgary, Alberta.

Post Blepharoplasty Procedure

Immediately following your blepharoplasty surgery, you may experience some itching, dry eyes, eye tearing, drooping eyelids, swelling or bleeding. Dr. Zakhary will prescribe medications to help keep you very comfortable and safe during your recovery.

Do not be alarmed if you develop tiny pimples along the scar line. These tiny pimples are called Milia and they usually disappear a few days after surgery. Blepharoplasty or Eyelid lift surgery is carried out on the eyelid, and not on the eye itself. This is why visual impairment is only a very remote and rare possibility.

Alternative /
Complementary Procedures

Dr. Zakhary also offers other non surgical facial cosmetic procedure options in Calgary to rejuvenate your eyelids, such as wrinkles reduction injections or Fillers (like Restylane and Perlane).

An alternative or complementary surgical procedure, which also corrects droopy eyelids is the Brow Lift procedure. Low eyebrows can worsen the appearance of hooded upper eyelids and deepen the wrinkles in your forehead area. Low brows and a wrinkled forehead are often corrected together with eyelid blepharoplasty surgery or a facelift operation.

For more information about blepharoplasty eyelid lift surgery, please contact Dr. Zakhary at her Calgary office to schedule a consultation

Dr. Kristina Zakhary

Calgary’s Top Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgeon, with over 20 years of experience specializing in facial surgery

Accredited by both the Canadian and American Boards of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Performed 1,000+ successful surgeries.

What our patients have to say

I held off on getting blepharoplasty for years to address the unsightly bags under my eyes but worried about the end result being even worse… Well needless to say I wish I had found Dr. Zakhary and her amazing clinic team sooner! If you are searching for the best possible facial cosmetic surgeon to get you your desired results, you should not hesitate to meet with Dr. Zakhary.
I am so happy that I chose Dr. Zakhary. I wanted to have Xanthelasma removed from my face. I was scared of the procedure, but once I talked to Dr. Zakhary, I knew that there was no need to be concerned. Dr. Zakhary is very caring and knowledgeable and scheduled follow ups till everything was healed. Thank you so much...
Dr Zakhary is one of the best doctors around. She never tells you what procedure you should do or up sells anything. I have had Botox and fillers in my smile lines and forehead and them I went ahead with a forehead lift and eyelid surgery. She did a great job and I look very natural. She is an artist and it is obvious she truly cares about her patients and her staff is very courteous and helpful too.
One of a kind, amazing surgeon! I've had a bad previous experience with a plastic surgeon but she completely changed my outlook on surgery and what a professional doctor should be. She fixed my eyes and I am eternally greatful. Great staff too!
Dr. Zakhary helped me smile again after my eyelid tuck procedure. I always had my upper eyelid skin sagging as well as wrinkles around my eyes which made my eyes droopy and made it look as if I were sad all the time. After a quick consultation and procedure, I looked in the mirror a week later to find a bright-eyed, smiling face staring back at me! You’re the best Dr. Zakhary!
William Armstrong
Dr. Zakhary is a talented and caring practitioner. She makes you feel at ease.
Gail M
All my life I've had dark circles under my eyes as a result of my South Asian heritage. These dark circles started to define me until enough was enough and I was finally referred via my family doctor, to Dr. Zakhary. She was phenomenal through it all, showing me before and after pictures and giving me brochures to read. She prepared me emotionally and physically for a journey that would help transform my life. It didn't happen overnight, it took time but now when I look in the mirror I don't have 'racoon eyes'. I feel young and bright and full of energy which Dr. Zakhary helped give back to me. Thank you so very much!
Ruth D
Dr.Zakhary is a gem. I'm so fortunate that my co-worker recommended her to me as a plastic surgeon. I had a procedure done a couple of weeks ago and it's healing up beautifully. Her staff only made my experience brighter.
Michelle A
Dr.Zakhary did a great job when I had my surgery done last fall. I had a lot of questions but she answered every one clearly, and concisely. The surgery portion of it went well but the recovery was stressful. I contacted Dr.Zakhary at least a dozen times and she answered every time too! It was a very thorough and reassuring experience. I highly recommend going to the surgeon if you want all your t's crossed and your i's dotted.
Jennifer C
"Just wanted to tell you the results now look amazing and thr was no bruising last visit at all. The Event was a huge success!"
Vicky G. Rice

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