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Be Prepared For Eyelid Surgery By Knowing These 7 Things!

Considering eyelid surgery to augment your facial appearance?? Here are 7 things you should know before undergoing the popular cosmetic surgery.

Eyelid surgery, also known as a Blepharoplasty, has grown to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, and it’s not hard to see why! Eyelids can substantially impact the overall appearance of one’s face and how one feels about their self-confidence. However, one should never jump into a decision to undergo serious cosmetic surgery; you should always take your time, evaluate the pros and cons, and make a well-educated decision.

If you are just starting out on your research about eyelid surgery, you’re starting at a great place. Here are 7 must-know things about the procedure.

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At our Kelowna Plastic Surgery Clinic, our resident plastic surgeon, Dr. Brian Peterson, will work with you to understand your needs, your body, and what can be done to reach your aesthetic goals. No matter what you are looking for, whether it be eyelid surgery, body contouring, or breast enhancement, our team will develop a tailored plan for you so you can look and feel your best.

Interested in getting started? Contact our team by calling 250-868-9099 today!

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that helps individuals stylize the look of their upper and lower eyelids. The surgery is intended to provide a revitalized appearance to the area surrounding your eyes.

When looking at another person, we almost always are making eye contact with them. Since it is the most commonly looked at portion of the body, it makes sense that we want to ensure that it is pleasant looking. This is a likely reason why the surgery is so incredibly popular! Before choosing to get eyelid surgery for yourself, you should make sure you know all the facts. Here are 7 things to know about eyelid surgery.

1. Eyelid Surgery is Anti-Aging

As we age, our skin tends to lose its elasticity, leading to drooping and saggy parts of our body. While not the first place you think of for this to happen, both our upper and lower eyelids may begin to sag over time. Eyelid surgery is an effective option to limit this process and restore some youthfulness to your face.

2. Don’t Worry, You’ll Still Look Like You

One of the main concerns many patients have when it comes to nearly any cosmetic procedure is that they are worried they will not look like themselves after the operation. For nearly all cosmetic operations, this is not the case. As for blepharoplasties, the surgery will not change the structure of your eyes or facial complexion, meaning that you will still look like yourself, albeit with a younger, more rejuvenated look.

3. Blepharoplasties Can Be For Nearly Anyone

While the procedure is most common for men and women who are noticing signs of aging around their eyes and eyelids, the procedure is not restricted to these groups. There is no set age a candidate must be to have the procedure done, as long as they have turned 18. However, there are some criteria that may restrict you from the procedure, such as:

  • Smoking or using other nicotine products
  • You suffer from bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Must not be pregnant
  • In poor physical or mental health

If none of these criteria apply to you, then eyelid surgery might be something worth considering.

4. Results are Long-Lasting

If you take good care of your body, face, and eyes, the results of your eyelid surgery can last you for the rest of your life. By avoiding things that will shorten the lifespan of your procedure, such as intense sunlight, smoking, and overwhelming stress, you will be able to keep your astonishing look for a very long time!

5. There Are Non-Permanent Options

If the thought of altering your face for a considerable amount of time worries you, eyelid surgery may not be for you. However, there are many other alternatives that can help improve the aesthetics of your eyes and eyelids. Botox injections, tissue fillers, and other non-surgical skin treatments are excellent, effective, and often temporary ways that you can achieve the look you are after! Contact our Kelowna Plastic Surgeon to learn more about our non-permanent facial solutions.

6. There is a Recovery Time

While the specific recovery time will vary depending on the specifics of your procedure, there are some consistent factors that you should be aware of. Typically, recovery will take a few weeks before you can return to your normal activities. However, the full results of your surgery may not come to fruition for many months after. It is essential to go into your recovery with adequate expectations and are ready to take time to rest, relax, and listen to your surgeon’s advice.

7. Be Sure To Understand The Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are going to be risks involved. When performed by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Brian Peterson, the surgery is typically incredibly safe. However, there are some concerns that even the best plastic surgeons in the world can only do so much to mitigate. The risk of swelling, bruising, and infections are ever-present, albeit small when electing to go with a highly skilled professional plastic surgeon.

Contact Our Kelowna Plastic Surgery Clinic Today To Book Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation

If you are considering eyelid surgery or want to learn more about the pros, cons, and aspects of the procedure, our resident Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Peterson, is available for initial consultations. Contact our team today to book your appointment, so you can start living happy, healthy, and beautifully. Call our clinic at 250-868-9099 or fill in our online contact form below.



Will I be able to see following my surgery?

Your vision may be temporarily blurry immediately after your surgery; however, this is temporary and will improve over a few days while the swelling dissipates.

Is there noticeable scarring?

As with any surgery, some scarring can be expected. However, if completed by a skilled plastic surgeon, there will be minimal visible scarring that will fade after a few months of recovery.

Will my insurance cover my eyelid surgery?

Government insurance will not cover the cost of your scar revision. Contact your additional insurance provider to accurately find out if your current plan will cover a blepharoplasty.

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