in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) is surgery to improve the appearance and function of the eyelids. The eyelid tuck (blepharoplasty) procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat around the eyelids to give one's face a more youthful and fresher appearance.
Dr. Conlon will examine your eyes prior to treatment and review a number of physical parameters unique to your eyes, to determine whether or not you are a candidate for refractive laser surgery. The treatment recommendations are highly individualized and are based on the characteristics of your eyes. Dr. Conlon will recommend a specific treatment plan that best meets your needs, depending on the unique physical characteristics of your eyes, and your specific visual needs.
Dr. Conlon one of the few ophthalmologists in Canada with specialized training in this area - Oculoplastic Surgery. Our medical team also includes a certified ophthalmic assistant, registered nurses, and consultant anesthetists. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and light sedation and takes approximately 45 minutes. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by removing excess skin out of the patient's field of vision. The recovery time is about a week and during this time the patient must refrain from any heavy activity and heavy lifting. It is not uncommon for there to be bruising around the eyelids following surgery.
Dr. Conlon believes in a tissue sparing blepharoplasty technique where healthy muscle tissue is preserved, and primarily redundant skin is removed. If excessive fat is present then this is either careful reshaped or transferred, and every effort is made to preserve the fullness of the youthful eyelid. Unfortunately, in years gone by, too aggressive removal of the fat and excessive skin/muscle removal has lead to a hollowed appearance to the eyelid, and a less than satisfactory function of the eyelid.
If you are looking for a brighter more alert, and rested appearance, blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) could be right for you!
In our guide you will learn:
- What is Blepharoplasty?
- Are you a good candidate?
- What are the benefits?
- How much does it cost?