What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is performed to correct both cosmetic and functional concerns related to aging in the eyelids. Sagging lids can make a person look older than they feel and may also interfere with their field of vision. Age-related changes in the upper and lower lids can cause the facial expression to appear tired, angry, or sad, even when the patient is in excellent spirits. Blepharoplasty restores a youthful, relaxed countenance by firming lax skin and muscles, removing excess fat and tissue, and smoothing away lines and creases.

Types of Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid surgery is performed to trim excess drooping skin, refreshing the smile while optimizing vision. Incisions are placed in the fine creases of the upper lid where scarring is later inconspicuous.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Here, an incision is created within the lower lash line (transcutaneous) or inside the eyelid (transconjunctival). Dr. Brace will remove fatty tissue to create a more well-rested, inviting aesthetic.

Double eyelid surgery

Double eyelid surgery creates a crease in the upper lid for patients who lack one. For Asian patients, the surgery creates eyes that look more wide and open. The procedure utilizes an incision placed in the upper lid folds.

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Who is a candidate for eyelid surgery?

For patients who are just beginning to see signs of aging emerge in the upper face, injectables may be all that is needed to refresh the appearance. However, with time, low-hanging eyelids, puffiness, and eye bags may require a surgical intervention to achieve the patient’s desired rejuvenation results. 

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are healthy individuals who do not smoke and who are free from any uncontrolled medical issues. They have realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection, based on their confidential consultation with Dr. Brace and his knowledgeable, caring team in Hamilton, Ontario.

Complementary procedures

Dr. Brace has a wide array of world-class techniques at his disposal in order to deliver the ideal transformation for each patient. In addition to eyelid surgery, he can perform the following auxiliary procedures to enhance natural beauty. 

Fat grafting

In cases where the patient lacks sufficient fat in the lower lids to correct hollow-looking contours, Dr. Brace can perform fat transfer to increase volume. Fat cells are harvested from the belly or thighs and then purified and sterilized, readying them for injection beneath the eyes.

Brow lift

Brow lift surgery can be performed in combination with blepharoplasty to produce even more comprehensive anti-aging results in the upper face. A brow lift elevates drooping, sagging skin in the brows and forehead, improving the facial expression, supporting proper vision, and rejuvenating the appearance.

Injectables and facial fillers

Dr. Brace can use fillers and neuromodulators to enhance your blepharoplasty results. BOTOX is used to reduce frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Dermal fillers are used to reverse volume loss in the temples and tear troughs.

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Dr. Matthew D. Brace – A career dedicated to delicate, complex facial procedures

Dr. Brace is a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Hamilton, Ontario, who performs close to 100 eyelid surgeries per year. Exclusively focused on facial surgeries, Dr. Brace uses his finely honed eye for detail and artistry to produce elegant, nuanced outcomes that stand the test of time. Each treatment plan is carefully curated for the individual, resulting in customized changes that boost self-confidence and well-being.

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