What is Blepharoplasty ?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both. It can treat loose or sagging skin on the upper eyelid, and bags, festoons or drooping lower eyelids. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can help. A functional upper eyelid blepharoplasty is covered by MSP if your eyelids are obstructing your vision. This can be determined by a simple test in our office. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty or a blepharoplasty for purely cosmetic reasons is not covered by MSP. Please call our office to discuss your options.
Before / After Photos
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
What should I do before surgery?
- Please ensure that you take all of your regular medications on the day of surgery.
- You can eat normally and wear comfortable clothes.
- The procedure will take 45-60 minutes and you will be awake.
- If you are nervous we can give you a light oral sedative.
Immediately after surgery?
- You should be able to see normally right after surgery but expect some bruising, swelling and mild to moderate pain.
- We recommend ice/cold compresses as much as possible.
- You should rest as much as possible with your head elevated (e.g. on extra pillows when sleeping).
- You should avoid vigorous exercise and should avoid any significant physical exertion, lifting or straining for a minimum of 2 weeks after your surgery, as this activity could disrupt your wound healing; Plan on taking it easy.
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