Drooping eyelids or puffy bags under your eyes can give people the impression that you're always tired or sad and can make you look much older than you feel. Toronto cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kasrai specializes in eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which removes the excess skin and fat from your upper and lower lids. This procedure can make your whole face look younger and more rested. It can be done alone or at the same time as a facelift or brow lift. Many Toronto eyelid surgery patients find that people think they look well-rested, or that they've just come back from a vacation.
When performing eyelid surgery in Toronto, Dr. Kasrai makes small incisions along the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids. She gently lifts the skin, removes excess fat from underneath, and, if necessary, trims sagging muscle and skin. Then she closes the incisions with extremely fine sutures to minimize scarring. The scars are carefully hidden in natural skin creases.
Eyelid surgery is done on an outpatient basis at the surgical facility in St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, Ontario, where Dr. Kasrai is the Chief of Plastic Surgery. Depending on your preference, it can be done using local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation, or under general anaesthesia.
Immediately following the procedure, Dr. Kasrai will lubricate your eyes with ointment. Most Toronto eyelid surgery patients don't require pain medication. Stitches will be removed a week after surgery; you should be able to read or watch TV right away.
To speed healing and reduce swelling and bruising, use ice packs or cold compresses on your eyes and keep your head elevated for the first few days. Your eyes may feel gummy, and after a week or so, may feel dry or itchy; we will show you how to clean them, and can recommend eyedrops to keep them lubricated. You may notice increased sensitivity to light, double vision or blurring. Wear sunglasses when you go out, and if you're a contact lens wearer, avoid putting in your contacts for at least two weeks after your surgery.
Most people can get back to work and regular activities within 10-14 days. Avoid activities that make your blood pressure rise, like vigorous exercise, for about 6 weeks.
All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk. However, having a qualified Toronto blepharoplasty surgeon such as Dr. Kasrai perform the procedure ensures that complications are rare. There are a few medical conditions that make eyelid surgery more risky, and Dr. Kasrai asks that you check with your regular physician before proceeding. They include:
There is a higher risk of these complications in patients who are smokers, are diabetic or have poor circulation. You can reduce your risks by following Dr. Kasrai's instructions, and by not smoking.
Dr. Leila Kasrai is proud of her reputation as a highly accomplished plastic surgeon. She has many years' experience performing advanced facial beautification procedures and is renowned as one of the leading Toronto facelift, forehead lift and ear surgery specialists. In addition, Dr. Kasrai specializes in nose reshaping. Over the years, she has helped numerous nose surgery Toronto patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Facial injectables are also offered at her practice for Toronto Botox, Restylane, Perlane and facial rejuvenation patients.