Over the years, the upper eyelids may grow heavy and convey a severe or tired look. The cutaneous excess may also create difficulties in applying makeup on the upper eyelid. Blepharoplasty eliminates this cutaneous and fatty surplus, aiming to achieve a younger and pleasant look without radically affecting the appearance of your face.
Getting ready for blepharoplasty
Certain conditions related to the thyroid, hypertension, diabetes and dry eye syndrome may increase the risk of complications. If necessary, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist before the surgery. Upper blepharoplasty does not impact the position of the eyebrows, nor does it eradicate crow’s feet or under the eye bags. We can provide advice as to which aesthetic surgeries may be used to treat these imperfections.
This day surgery lasts approximately one hour. It is normally performed under local anesthetic or with sedation.
Blepharoplasty causes very slight pain that is easily treated with prescribed medication. At home, you must keep your head in a vertical position for the first few days. During the first 48 hours you will also have to apply cold compresses to the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes every two hours to reduce the edema and possible bruises. If necessary, you can apply eye drops to alleviate the irritation. The small dressings placed on the incisions will be removed along with the stitches during the first consultation, one week after the surgery. After the second week you will be able to apply foundation to cover the traces of the surgery. You must avoid aspirins, anti-inflammatories, and alcohol during the first two weeks. Physical activity during the first three weeks is not recommended. Most patients return to work from one week to ten days after the surgery. The rest of the postoperative consultations are generally scheduled three weeks to three months after the surgery. In most cases, the final result is achieved within two months after the surgery. The scar, which is pink in colour, becomes invisible by the third month. The results of the blepharoplasty are long term and you will maintain a new, younger look for many years.
Complications are not frequent with this surgery. In some cases the correction may seem insufficient. If I deemed necessary, a small correction can be performed. It is much easier to correct a skin excess than a skin deficit.
- Asymmetry: a slight asymmetry of the lids may be present before and after surgery.
- Oedema: swelling in some cases may be more important and cause an inability to fully close the eyelids during sleep. This is usually temporary but may be permanent in very rare cases.
- Bleeding: very rare. If your eye swells suddenly or if you have sudden pain it is important to contact me.
- How much does it cost to get blepharoplasty in Montreal?
Between $2,400 and $3,700.
- What is the fee for a blepharoplasty consultation in Montreal?
$100 for 45 minutes
- Are there any financing plans available for blepharoplasty in Montreal?
Yes. We can refer you to some financial institutions offering interest rates from 9,95% to 25.66% according to your credit rating, including the possibility to break down payments over a period of 6 months to 5 years. Loans are open and payable at any time. Although we do not encourage debt, we recommend this solution instead of the use of credit cards, which generally have higher interest rates.
- When will I be able to drive again?
You can drive as soon as you stop taking the prescription drugs and when you feel capable of driving.
- When will I be able to take a shower?
Unless otherwise indicated, you will be able to take a shower the day after the surgery.
- What is the recovery time after blepharoplasty?
The bruises usually disappear within a week. The swelling could take up to two months to disappear.
- What happens if I have an emergency outside office hours?
After the surgery we will provide you with emergency numbers.
- When can I get back to work?
Most patients need only one week off work, after which the stitches are removed. By then, the bruises will have almost disappeared.
- When will the stitches be removed?
The stitches are removed during the first post operatory consultation, one week after the surgery.
Avant & Apres
Those pictures will highlight the differences before and after the procedure.