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Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty Surgery
In Oak Bluff, Manitoba

Eyelid Surgery Is Either Cosmetic Or Medical

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that reduces any “puffy eyes” or bagginess from lower eyelids. The surgery aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids and can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids—or both. Although eyelid surgery is more common in older patients, younger patients who have excessive skin around their eyelids can also benefit from this procedure.

Blepharoplasty is typically done for cosmetic purposes. However, the procedure effectively improves older people’s vision when their sagging upper eyelids disrupt their vision. Eyelid surgery or "eye lift" is an effective way to remove excess skin around the eyes. However, blepharoplasty will not address any facial wrinkles, crow’s feet, or dark circles underneath the eyes unless associated with laser resurfacing, filler injections, or forehead lift.

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Kalyn Gregory O.D.

Dr. Kalyn Gregory grew up in the small rural town of Fisher Branch, MB on her family honey bee farm. She completed a Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Manitoba. She then went on to Pacific University in Oregon, graduating in 2019 from the College of Optometry....

Your Oculoplastic Surgeon & Blepharoplasty Surgery

Our oculoplastic surgeon, Ophthalmologist Name, will administer medications and local anesthesia for the surgery. During the procedure, incision lines designed by the surgeon will conceal any scars resulting from the surgery, which will fit the natural structures of your eyelid.

In most cases, the oculoplastic surgeon will remove or reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles, and/or remove excess skin through the incision made in your upper eyelid. The incision for lower eyelids is hidden just below the lower lashes to ensure scarring is close to invisible. Most incisions are closed with sutures or skin glue, which can be removed within a week. Some surgeons may incorporate laser or chemical peel to reduce discoloration of the lower eyelids.

For a consultation on blepharoplasty or other eyelid conditions, we welcome you to call or schedule online

After Blepharoplasty Surgery

Follow the surgery, the patient may experience bruising and swelling around the eyelids. However, once these effects subside, the skin around the eyelids will be smoother, well-defined, and bring about a younger, rejuvenated appearance.

Who's an Ideal Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

Ideal candidates are people who are in relatively good health and have realistic expectations of the procedure. It’s important to speak to your surgeon on how blepharoplasty can help you address baggy or droopy eyelids. Blepharoplasty candidates are typically older than 35 years of age.

Realistic Expectations Following an Eyelid Surgery Or Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid surgery often lasts a number of years, whereas lower eyelid surgery may need to be repeated. Results vary based on the age of the patient when the surgery was first performed.

If your eyelids are affecting your vision and you feel that it is a medical necessity, schedule an eye exam with one of our doctors. If the eye doctor determines that you eyelids are indeed a medical issue, your medical insurance may provide coverage.

Complications Following Eyelid Surgery

Complications are very rare, but certain symptoms can develop following an eyelid surgery:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Dry eyes
  • An abnormal coloring of the eyelids
  • Eyelid skin that folds in or out
  • Inability to close eyes completely
  • A pulled-down lower lid lash line
  • Loss of vision

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Oak Bluff | Grande Pointe | Lorette | Oakbank | and the state of Manitoba

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