Don’t let droopy eyelids hold you back.
Our eyes are the first thing people notice when they meet us. When the skin around our eyes sags or droops, we can look older and more tired than we are.
Whether your eye area concerns are linked to aging, inherited traits, or personal preference, eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty) offers our Kitchener-Waterloo patients a long-lasting solution to these concerns. It’s natural for skin to gain laxity as we age, but there are great surgical solutions for excess skin in the eye area that truly last and transform your appearance.
How will eyelid surgery change my appearance?
Eyelid surgery is effective in correcting droopy eyelids so that you appear more rested, alert, and refreshed. As we age, our eyelids may become looser and more droopy – for many people, this is one of the first signs of aging they notice. As skin becomes increasingly lax, the undereye area may also become more puffy and less firm, making some patients feel as though they look weary and disinterested. Eyelid surgery can help open up the eye area, making you feel more confident in the way you are perceived and the way you feel in your skin.
Where does the journey to eyelid surgery begin?
Dr. Shenker offers thorough consultations to establish goals and a surgical plan specialized for your concerns. This is the perfect time to ask questions, voice your concerns, and discuss brilliant solutions. We’ll use this time to formulate a unique surgical plan that you feel confident about and comfortable with.
Looking to learn more about eyelid surgery before your consultation? Take a look at our website for more information – including how to prepare for surgery.
What can I expect during eyelid surgery recovery?
Each patient’s recovery period is unique. Some patients experience mild swelling for weeks following surgery, while others see bruising and swelling subside in as little as a week. Overall, you’ll be able to resume normal activities two or three weeks after the procedure. Initially, you will need to avoid strenuous activity for quick and effective healing.
How can I mentally prepare for recovery?
Before eyelid surgery, it can be a good idea to write down why you are choosing to have the procedure done. For example, “I don’t want to look tired all the time,” or “I want my vision to be clear and uninhibited.” By displaying this statement in a place where you will see it often, you’ll stay focused on your intention and take recovery seriously for optimum healing and results. Remember that a recovery period is short in comparison to the long-lasting results of your surgery. Envision yourself post-surgery, having fully healed and enjoying the results: a smooth, firm, more youthful eye area. These goals will help make your recovery comfortable and your sacrifices intentional. Envision a future where your eyes aren’t weighed down by excess skin.
Will I have scars once I recover?
During eyelid surgery, our expert surgeons use the natural creases of the eye to disguise any surgical scarring. If you’re mainly concerned about a sagging upper eyelid, the surgical incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid. This incision allows for the removal of excess skin and fat during surgery. Many patients have eyelid surgery because of a pouchy excess of skin under their eyes. To address this surgically, the incision is often hidden just below the lower lashline. We remove very little if any fat during lower eyelid surgery as discussed in a separate blog post.
Many patients find that sagging or droopy eyelids greatly affect the way they are perceived by themselves and by others. For some patients, this laxity affects their vision and has become a serious hindrance to living a happy life. We love helping our patients find life-long solutions for concerns that restore their confidence.