Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is the term given to surgical procedures on the eyelids to make them appear more youthful. It is a procedure that aims to correct excess and loose skin on both the upper and lower eyelids.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasties are usually performed to remove excessive eyelid skin and fat which is evident in the patient's upper eyelids. One must always be careful to distinguish between truly excessive eyelid tissue versus crowding of the upper lid by descent of the eyebrow as in the latter case, removing the skin of the eyelid will not correct the real problem and may make a browlift more difficult. Post-operatively, scars will be present in the crease of the upper lid which hide beautifully when the eyelid is open.
Lower lid blepharoplasties can be performed in a variety of ways depending on the patient's problem. In some instances, simple filling of the tear-troughs is all that is necessary to alleviate dark circles beneath the eyes. Other times, an incision is made on the inside surface of the lid (a trans-conjunctival blepharoplasty) and the fat pockets of the lower lid are redistributed. Incisions along the lash line on the exterior of the lid are employed to remove excessive skin of the lower lid.
Following eyelid surgery, most patients experience some bruising and swelling. Often, they will delay their return to work by about a week. Any sutures in the lid are removed within a few days of the procedure as lids heal remarkably quickly.
Please contact Dr. Campbell's office at 403 228 2511 should you have any questions or if you wish to book a consultation appointment.