Blepharoplasty eliminates this cutaneous and fatty surplus, aiming to achieve a younger and pleasant look without radically affecting the appearance of your face.
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 a Blepharoplasty
The first consultation aims to determine if this kind of surgery suits your health condition. Certain conditions related to the thyroid, hypertension, diabetes and dry eye syndrome may increase the risk of health complications. If necessary, we will refer you to an ophthalmologist before the surgery. Pre-operatory examinations may be recommended depending on your existing health condition. Upper blepharoplasty does not impact the position of the eyebrows, nor does it eradicate crow’s feet or 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 without sedation.
Recovery after blepharoplasty
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 the 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.
FAQ on blepharoplasty
What is the price of blepharoplasty in Montreal?
The cost ranges between 3000$ and 6000$
What is the price of a consultation for a blepharoplasty in Montreal?
The cost is 150$ per 30/45 minutes.
Is there financing 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.
Will blepharoplasty change the position of my eyebrows?
No. Blepharoplasty does not change the position of the eyebrows.
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 my stitches be removed?
The stitches are removed during the first post operatory consultation, one week after the surgery.
We cannot stress enough the importance of being treated by a specialized and trained physician for these kinds of surgeries.
Dr. William Papanastasiou MD CM MSc FRCSC, is a graduate of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and became a board certified plastic surgeon in 1986. He is one of the most eminent plastic surgeons in Quebec. Dr. Papanastasiou is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons , Canadian Society Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in addition to being a member of Royal College of Surgeons of Canada .
DGB Clinic is Located in Old Montreal, servicing the greater Montreal area (including Laval, L’Île-des-Sœurs and Rive-Sud). We will welcome you with the utmost in professionalism and discretion. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
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