The old adage “the eyes are the windows into the soul” is a poignant depiction of just how much you can communicate with a simple facial expression. However, when those windows are draped with sagging eyelids, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles it can be extremely difficult for people to see your youthful soul.
Some lucky people are able to age gracefully without anyone ever being able to determine how old they are; while others are plagued with obvious signs of aging. In some cases, these signs can appear prematurely, which is a surefire way to make you feel older than you are and deplete your self esteem.
Aside from the superficial factors involved, however, severe cases of droopy eyelids can also hinder your spatial perception and peripheral vision, making everyday tasks such as driving or avoiding bumping into objects and people while walking virtually impossible. Undergoing an eyelid lift surgery in Toronto is the ideal solution to help correct this problem.
What Does Eyelid Lift Surgery Accomplish?
The clinical term for eyelid lift surgery is blepharoplasty. The main point of this procedure is to remove excess sagging skin formations around the eyes to create a more cohesive and youthful appearance around the eyes. As a result, this procedure can also tighten the skin around the eyes and effectively reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines, crows’ feet, dark circles, and puffiness. During the procedure, your facial plastic surgeon manipulates and even removes some of the muscle mass located around the eyes, pulling the skin back toward the head to smooth out existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from developing. A lot of patients tend to pair this blepharoplasty with other similar procedures such as brow lifts and other types of facial contouring to obtain a consistent and even appearance throughout their face.
What Can I Expect from This Procedure?
As long as you hire a reputable and highly experienced facial plastic surgeon, your blepharoplasty procedure in Toronto should render completely flawless results. In fact, nobody should be able to tell that you’ve had work done on your face unless you choose to disclose that information to them of your own volition. All incisions are well hidden so that there won’t be any visible permanent post-surgery scars or marks. Plastic surgeons typically provide before and after pictures of their previous and current clients either on their web sites or upon request so that prospective patients can get a good idea of the quality of their work before making a decision. Some of the more advanced facilities offer Crisalix 3D image simulations during their preliminary consultations so that patients are able to virtually see how the results will turn out.
How Much Does Eyelid Lift Surgery in Toronto Cost?
The overall cost of eyelid lift surgery in Toronto can range anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000 depending on a number of factors, primarily the extent of the work that needs to be done and the type of technique being implemented. Each patient has different expectations and requirements when it comes to the final outcome of their blepharoplasty procedure and it’s the job of the facial plastic surgeon to ensure that those standards are met. Your initial consultation should revolve around identifying your most glaring problem areas around your eyes and discussing all of your surgical or non-surgical options at length. This approach guarantees that each patient is making an informed decision and understands all of their options beforehand. Additionally, most clinics also offer all-inclusive payment or financing plans, which is something you can ask about during your initial consultation.
What Are the Possible Risks or Complications Associated with Blepharoplasty?
Every cosmetic or medical procedure carries the potential for incurring at least some level of risk or developing complications if they’re not properly implemented. This can result from a combination of improper pre- and post-procedure care as well as having a surgeon who disregards following the correct procedural techniques.
Potential risks and complications include developing an infection, allergic reactions to anesthesia, and varying degrees of pain and discomfort in the affected area.
As long as you choose to go with an experienced and renowned plastic surgeon and follow all of the pre-surgery and aftercare instructions provided, however, there shouldn’t be any issues.
What Can I Expect from the Recovery Period and Aftercare?
Provided that everything goes according to plan—and in the capable hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t—then the recovery period and aftercare should be smooth sailing. Be prepared to take off at least seven days from work and refrain from participating in any strenuous activities, though. This means that you may have to take a break from playing sports or going to the gym for an extended period of time. Keep in mind that every patient recovers at a different pace and that your doctor will recommend an appropriate amount of recovery time for you during your preliminary consultation.
Properly adhering to your doctor’s detailed aftercare instructions is of the utmost importance as it could make a difference between enduring a painful or smooth recovery. Your eyes will be covered with bandages for the first few days, so you may experience a slight sensitivity to light and there will also be some lubricant present to prevent them from drying out. Aftercare instructions will likely include using cold compresses, taking oral medications to relieve pain and discomfort, and keeping your head elevated at all times. You’ll also be instructed to refrain from wearing makeup and watching TV as these can irritate your eyes.
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Dr. Andres Gantous is a world-renowned and widely celebrated facial plastic surgeon who’s spoken at countless symposiums and conferences regarding the latest technological advancements made in the cosmetic industry. Over the last 20 or so years, he’s perfected the art of creating flawless and incisionless cosmetic masterpieces using the visages of his patients as blank canvasses. Contact Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery today to book a comprehensive introductory consultation with us today!