Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery in Ottawa with Dr. Loizides

Eyelid Surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift, is surgery to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure corrects droopy eyelids and reduces puffiness and bags under the eyes. Lifting the eyelids can make you look younger and more alert. It can also correct vision problems when sagging eyelids block your field of view. Reducing bagginess from the lower eyelids can make you look brighter and less tired.

Dr. Photis Loizides offers eyelid surgery in Ottawa to help patients look younger, more energetic and attractive, and to correct vision problems. Dr. Loizides is a plastic surgeon fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With his extensive training and deep expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he consistently helps patients achieve the changes they are seeking with natural-looking results. 

To learn more about how eyelid surgery might benefit you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides. 

Why Choose Dr. Loizides for Ottawa Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Loizides is highly trained, board-certified, and committed to patient satisfaction through optimal care and premium, natural-looking results. Dr. Loizides and his team love to put patients at ease throughout the whole experience, from reaching out for a consultation to the last follow-up appointment. Dr. Loizides properly educates patients before embarking on a procedure and is easily reachable for all patient questions and concerns. For these reasons and more, Dr. Loizides is considered an experienced and sought-after cosmetic surgeon in Ottawa.

Why Might I Consider Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons. The surgery can make you look younger and more alert and attractive. It can also correct vision problems caused by loose skin above the eyes.

Eyelid surgery can correct:

  • Droopy, hooded, or heavy upper eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin above the eyes that impairs visions
  • Bags and fat accumulation under the eyes
  • Sagging lower eyelids that reveal the white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the upper eyelid and below the eye (which can interfere with the application of makeup)

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

The best candidates for any cosmetic surgery have realistic expectations for the procedure — a good understanding of the changes that can be made and the care required in healing from the surgery. You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you are: 

  • Bothered by drooping eyelids, bags under your eyes, or hanging skin above your eyes that interferes with your vision
  • In good health

Eyelid surgery is not generally recommended if you:

  • Smoke
  • Have certain health conditions, such as hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, diabetes, or heart problems
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Extensive training and surgical expertise allows Dr. Photis Loizides to consistently help patients achieve their desired, natural-looking results. He is a plastic surgeon fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides, please get in touch.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is surgery to repair droopy or puffy eyelids by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the eyelid muscles. It is performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Eyelid surgery can be conducted in conjunction with a brow lift to correct drooping eyebrows or with a facelift to correct sagging in the lower part of the face.

An upper eyelid lift, or upper blepharoplasty, corrects drooping or hooding in the upper eyelids. Droopy upper eyelids can make you look older than you are and more tired than you feel. The extra effort required to raise the upper eyelids can result in forehead creases and can make reading tiring. An upper eyelid lift corrects these problems and restores a more attractive look to your eyes and face. The surgery is performed with an incision hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid.

Lower eyelid fat removal, or transconjunctival blepharoplasty, removes bags and puffiness below the eyes to make you look less tired and more energetic. The procedure uses an incision made inside the lower eyelid, resulting in no visible scarring.

A lower eyelid lift, or lower blepharoplasty, lifts a droopy lower eyelid. It is performed using an inconspicuous incision along the lash line and smile creases of the lower eyelid. Excess muscle and skin are removed to raise the lower eyelid, and fat is removed or repositioned for a naturally youthful and attractive appearance. [The skin below the eye may be further tightened and smoothed using laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels.]

How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Eyelid surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia and mild sedation. If the changes to be made are extensive or if the surgery is combined with another procedure, such as a brow lift or facelift, general anesthesia may be used. As part of your consultation, Dr. Loizides will explain the surgical approach he proposes for your procedure.

Depending on the changes to be made, the incision may be made:

  • Within the crease of the upper eyelid (for an upper eyelid lift)
  • Inside the lower eyelid (for lower eyelid fat removal)
  • Along the lash line and smile creases of the lower eyelid (for a lower eyelid lift)

Excess skin and fat are removed, and loosened muscles are tightened to lift and thin the eyelid. Fat may be repositioned for a naturally attractive appearance. Fine sutures are used to close external incisions in a way that minimizes visible scarring. 

The procedure typically takes between 45 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the changes to be made. After the surgery is complete and you are fully alert, you will be able to go home. You should arrange ahead of time to have a friend or family member drive you home when you are discharged and stay with you for the first night.

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What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery Recovery

You will need to stay home from work and limit your activities for several days after surgery to give your eyelids time to heal. Applying ice packs or cold packs during the first two days can help reduce swelling or bruising. After that, warm compresses can help to promote healing. Some people experience dry eyes in the first few days after surgery, which can be relieved with eye drops or artificial tears. 

It may take a few weeks for healing to complete. During this time, you should not wear eye makeup. You’ll also need to forgo contact lenses at first, while your eyelids are swollen. When the swelling subsides and it is again comfortable to do so, you can resume using contact lenses.

Dr. Loizides will provide you with complete care instructions during the healing process, including when he’d like to see you for follow-up visits. He will be available to answer any questions you have and address any concerns.

Schedule Your Ottawa Blepharoplasty Consultation Today

Contact us to schedule a consultation for eyelid surgery with Dr. Loizides. He will examine your eyes and face and will take the time to understand your reasons for considering eyelid surgery and your goals for the procedure. Based on the condition of your eyelids and the wishes you describe, he will give you his expert surgical recommendation. 

Patients across Ontario have chosen Dr. Loizides as their cosmetic surgeon because of his beautiful, natural-looking results. Call us at (613) 505-0220 or reach us online today.

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