As we age, the skin starts to lose its texture and firmness and starts to sag. The skin around the eyes starts to wrinkle, and puffy bags begin to form, and eyelids become heavy. Eyes are considered to be the doorway to our soul. Blepharoplasty Toronto is one such procedure that can help to create a more contoured look. The procedure can be carried out on both the upper and the lower eyelids, known as full blepharoplasty. Or you can simply choose to have the procedure performed on the upper or the lower eyelid. Here is all that you need to know about this facial rejuvenation procedure.

The Ideal Candidate

Not everyone ages the same way. Sometimes genetic disposition and the natural effects of time can age one’s eyes to make them look older and tired than they are. An ideal candidate for the procedure will have heavily wrinkled skin present around the eyes, puffy bags under the eyes, loose skin above the eye, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure can easily target all these issues. Apart from meeting these criteria, the candidate also needs to be in good general health to undergo the procedure.

How the procedure is carried out

The procedure is usually carried out under the influence of conscious sedation. In upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon creates small incisions. They remove the skin from the upper eyelid along with a small amount of fat. It is this fat that causes the fat to accumulate and bulge. Hence, the removal of the fat helps to give a more natural open-eyed look.

Whereas in lower blepharoplasty, there are more variations in how the procedure is carried out. Most surgeons prefer to use a transconjunctival approach, which helps remove fat through a small incision made inside the lining of the lid. This approach leaves behind no visible scarring. Another method is the subsidiary approach. The fat is removed through the incision made underneath the lower lashes. Once the incision heals, it becomes barely visible to the naked eye. Both the methods help to create a more contoured and smooth look.

The Right age

There is no right age for undergoing the procedure. However, most patients who plan to undergo blepharoplasty are usually above the age of 35. This is because, by this time, the signs of aging begin to show. Most believe that it is best to undergo the procedure sooner than later.

Book your consultation

Booking a consultation with a plastic surgeon can help you to make a more concrete decision about the procedure. They will educate you on how the procedure works and what it can do for you. They will listen to your expectations, and based on that, they will suggest the best possible treatment. Whenever you are going for a consultation, make sure that you look at the before and after pictures of procedures to help you make a better decision.