Rejuvenation of the lower eyelids is a complicated and delicate procedure. As a highly experienced and board certified Toronto plastic surgeon, Dr. Pirani will appropriately assess whether you need to have excess skin removed, fat repositioned, or have the underlying soft tissues tightened to provide you with the best cosmetic results possible.
As we get older, the soft tissues and supporting structures around our eyes can begin to sag and weaken. This often results in a tired appearance and heavy feeling in the eyelids. Loss of volume and thinning skin can also result in dark circles and a hollow appearance. Sometimes, pockets of fat normally held back during youth bulge forward and create the appearance of “bags”in the lower eyelids.
A blepharoplasty procedure is designed to address these concerns.
What is a blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty refers to rejuvenation of the upper and lower eyelids. In regards to the upper eyelid, blepharoplasty commonly involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. Some people have so much excess skin that it actually impairs their vision and a blepharoplasty can help address this as well.
Rejuvenation of the lower eyelids is a much more complicated and delicate procedure. As a board certified Toronto plastic surgeon, Dr. Pirani will appropriately assess whether you need to have excess skin removed, fat repositioned, or have the underlying soft tissues tightened to provide you with the best cosmetic results possible. It is important to also address the stabilizing support structures of the lower eyelid to prevent long-term distortions.
Who is a good candidate for Blepharoplasty surgery?
In regards to upper lid blepharoplasty, good candidates for upper lid blepharoplasty are individuals who are generally healthy and have any of the following concerns:
- Excess skin in the upper eyelid
- Bulging fat in the upper eyelid
- Excess hollowing of the upper lid
- A tired, sad, or angry appearance
- Loss of a well-defined eyelid crease in the upper eyelid
If you any of the above concerns then a blepharoplasty maybe a good option to help rejuvenate and restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes.
In regards to lower lid blepharoplasty, good candidates for this procedure include individuals with the following concerns:
- Bags under your eyes
- Hollowing under your eyes
- Dark circles around your eyes
- Excess or deep wrinkles in your lower eyelid
If you have any of the above concerns then a lower eyelid blepharoplasty can help rejuvenate your periocular appearance and restore a more youthful appearance to your face.
What kind of incisions does Dr. Pirani use to perform a blepharoplasty?
In regards to an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. Pirani places the incision in the natural crease which hides the incision well, and in most people will become essentially imperceptible once wound healing is complete.
In regards to lower eyelid blepharoplasty incisions, the incision of choice depends on the patient’s issues, goals, and anatomy. If no skin needs to be removed and Dr. Pirani only needs to reposition fat, then the incision can be made on the inside of the eyelid so that there’s no external scar.
In most cases however skin does need to be removed and in this case the incision is placed just under the lash line. In most individuals this heals quite nicely and will become almost imperceptible once final healing is complete.
During your consultation with Dr. Pirani, he will analyze your unique anatomy and discuss your own personal concerns and goals and customize a surgical plan that offers the best results with the least amount of scarring.
Recovery after blepharoplasty surgery
After blepharoplasty surgery most people have bruising and swelling for several weeks. This will resolve over approximately 1 to 3 weeks. Most people go home the same day after blepharoplasty surgery.
Dr. Pirani will see you regularly after your surgery to make sure that you’re doing well. He’ll see you at 5 to 7 days after surgery to remove sutures and make sure that you’re healing well.
The Blepharoplasty Consultation
There is a large amount of information to review during a blepharoplasty consultation. Dr. Pirani will usually spend approximately an hour with you during this consultation to go over all of the surgical details and options prior to creating a custom surgical plan for you that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery.
Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan. At the Toronto Plastic Surgery Center, we want you to be fully informed so that you understand everything about your treatment plan.
To schedule a consultation with Toronto blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Pirani, call 416-360-8772. We look forward to meeting you.