While some say eyes are windows to the soul, what is certain is that eyes are the most expressive feature of the face. With cosmetic eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), you can achieve a more youthful look and make the right impression when others see a refreshed, rejuvenated you.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. The aim is to correct heavy, wrinkled or sagging eyelids for a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Eyelid surgery is performed on adults of all ages. Some of our clients have eyelid surgery to correct problems that result from aging, while others have inherited traits that cause them to seek treatment as early as their 30s. Dr. Seal has performed over 600 eyelid procedures in St. John’s.
*Dr. Seal can perform upper and lower blepharoplasties together (one procedure)
This procedure involves removing excess loose skin (and sometimes excess fat) from the upper eyelids. This is one of Dr. Seal’s most common surgical procedures! Upper blepharoplasties are performed at our clinic with local anesthetic with or without oral sedation. Stitches stay in for 1 week and recovery is just under 2 weeks.
This procedure addresses the lower eyelid bags by removing loose fat via an incision on the inner aspect of the lower eyelid. Dr. Seal then removes excess skin from the lower eyelids. This procedure is performed at our clinic with a combination of local anesthetic and oral sedation. A lower eyelid lift is slightly more invasive than an upper eyelid lift, so recovery is a little bit longer (3 weeks). Stitches are removed after one week.