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Blepharoplasty 101

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates tired-looking eyes to make them appear more youthful and refreshed.

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery: Aims to remove any excess skin or fat from the upper eyelids. This procedure is simple and straightforward.
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery: Aims to reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids. This is a more technically demanding surgery.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced in all aspects of blepharoplasty and will provide safe and effective results.

To achieve the best results, this plastic surgery procedure is often combined with other procedures such as laser resurfacing, soft tissue fillers or a forehead lift.

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What does a Blepharoplasty Accomplish?

Blepharoplasty helps reverse the unwanted signs of aging in the upper/lower eyelids, naturally rejuvenating your appearance.

An eyelid surgery will:

  • Tighten sagging skin around the eyes
  • Fix drooping eyelids, improving your vision
  • Remove excess skin/pockets of fat from upper and lower eyelids
  • Smooth wrinkles around the eyes
  • Restore a natural upper eyelid crease

At Okanagan Health Surgical Centre, a blepharoplasty is tailored to a patient’s individual needs.

During a pre-surgical consultation, one of our plastic surgeons will discuss the options that are best suited to your aesthetic goals.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

In general, patients who are in good health, are relatively fit and have realistic expectations are good candidates for eyelid surgery.

In addition, any one or a combination of the following makes you a good candidate for blepharoplasty:

  • Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Creases or folds in the lower eyelids
  • Upper eyelid puffiness
  • Loose skin over the upper eyelids, impairing vision
  • ‘Crepe-like’ wrinkles of the upper/lower eyelids

What are the benefits/risks of Blepharoplasty?

As with any plastic surgery procedure, it is very important to be aware of both the benefits and potential risks of an eyelid surgery.

This will help you make a more informed decision and have a better expectation of your surgical outcome.

Benefits Risks
Eliminates excess skin and tissue under the eyes Dry, irritated eyes
Smoothens out fine lines at the outer corners and lower lids of the eyes Possible risk of bleeding or infection
Improved vision Temporarily blurred vision
A refreshed, more alert appearance Eye muscle injury
Natural-looking/long lasting results Possible scarring


During your pre-surgical consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, a comprehensive list of the risks and benefits of blepharoplasty will be discussed.

What is the Eyelid Surgery Recovery Time?

A blepharoplasty is usually done on an outpatient basis and you will be able to return home 1-2 hours after your procedure.

All sutures are usually removed 4-6 days after your surgery and most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within 10 days.

Due to the swelling and sensitivity associated with the healing process, patients should avoid wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks following the surgery.

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Contact our private surgical clinic today at 250-868-9799 or toll free at 877-505-8895.

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