Blepharoplasty Montreal

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Blepharoplasty

The eyes are the most prominent feature of the face and the first thing people notice. Unfortunately, the eyes are often the first facial features to show signs of aging. As we age, the skin and muscles around the eyes begin to loosen and relax, resulting in a sagging appearance.

A blepharoplasty or aesthetic eyelid surgery restores a more youthful and rested appearance and improves self-confidence. 

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What is a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed on the lower or upper eyelids. Eyelid surgery is performed by removing or repositioning excess skin, muscle, and fat.

This procedure can sometimes require tightening of the lower eyelid to avoid malposition of the eyelid after surgery. Blepharoplasty does not eliminate small wrinkles but improves the tired and aging appearance of the eyes. It can be combined with other cosmetic procedures on the face.

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What are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

The main benefits of blepharoplasty are to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes, resulting in a more rested and less tired look. A priority for Dr. Moubayed is to preserve a natural and non-operated appearance of the eyelids. Some other benefits of eyelid surgery include:

  • Reduce bags under the eyes
  • Remove excess and fat
  • Corrects sagging skin
  • Corrects droopy eyelids
  • Restores a more youthful appearance
  • Restores a more rested and alert look
  • Improved field of vision
  • Restore healthy facial tissue
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How to prepare yourself for a consultation for blepharoplasty?

It is a good idea to prepare yourself for your consultation and this is easily done.

First, prepare to list in order of importance the elements you would like to improve around your eyes: brow position, upper lids, lower lids, skin color, excess skin, or fat. Are there any other regions that bother you in your face such as your jowls, neck, chin, nose, or lips?

Finally, if you have had cosmetic soft tissue fillers to the face or around the eyes, try to find out which products were injected and when. If you have already had facial surgery, try to bring with you the operative report of your prior procedures if this is possible.

How long does it take to perform a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure of safety, finesse, and precision. Depending on the number of eyelids and associated techniques, it can last between 45 minutes and 2 hours.

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What types of blepharoplasty do you perform?

Dr. Moubayed performs a range of cosmetic surgeries including:

  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Lower eyelid surgery
  • Forehead (and eyebrow) lifting
  • Neuromodulator
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Fat injections around the eyes.

Dr. Moubayed is a head and neck surgeon practicing exclusively in facial plastic surgery in Montreal that is exclusively trained in facial surgery and recently published a medical reference textbook on Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Is eyebrow or forehead lifting the same as upper blepharoplasty?

They are two different procedures.

Sometimes, it is rather the heaviness of the eyebrows that causes a tired appearance, due to the eyebrows being positioned lower than the ideal desired position.

Only a consultation will help identify whether the right procedure for you is a forehead lift or a blepharoplasty.

Read on forehead lifting.

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What happens during a consultation for blepharoplasty?

A consultation starts with a complete questionnaire and physical examination. Photos are taken and analyzed with your surgeon. This is an essential communication tool as some patients want changes that are not always possible in surgery.

Then, we talk about surgery and recovery, and Dr. Moubayed answers any and all questions you may have. Your surgeon will discuss all blepharoplasty eyelid surgery options including surgery on the lower eyelids, upper eyelids.

Multiple consultations are sometimes necessary before deciding to proceed with surgery. Cosmetic facial surgery is an important decision to make and it is important that you are well informed before proceeding with it.

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Are there non-surgical or minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic blepharoplasty?

Certain carefully selected patients can benefit from minimally invasive injectable fillers or resurfacing procedures and obtain excellent rejuvenation results. Some patients who want more permanent results can benefit from fat injections around the eyes.

However, nothing replaces consultation with a cosmetic doctor that can offer the whole breadth of non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation procedures to be able to determine which one is best suited for your individual face.

Dr. Moubayed can counsel patients on the best individually-tailored type of procedure according to their facial aging profile.

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What are the risks of blepharoplasty?

Like any surgery, an upper lid blepharoplasty and lower eyelid blepharoplasty presents the universal (but minimal) risks of scarring, bleeding (and bruising), infection (superficial or deep), and pain (temporary or permanent).

However, the main risk of any cosmetic surgery is to not be satisfied with the result. After a proper consultation that includes a complete examination and photo evaluation, Dr. Moubayed can generally produce the results desired by the patient. However, we do not control the healing of tissues, and some patients heal in an unpredictable way producing asymmetries or irregularities that can sometimes require touch-ups.

Any eyelid surgeries include the more rare risks of lagophtalmos (inability to close the eye), malposition of the eyelids due to bad scarring, injury to muscles around the eyes, strabismus, dry eyes, or temporary or permanent loss of eyelashes. Finally, any surgery around the eyes carries a very rare risk of vision loss.

The most important factor in eyelid surgery is conservatism. Dr. Moubayed combines a conservative and individualized approach to each patient and has extensive training in facial surgery. All patients are followed closely after surgery with very precise and very clear instructions. All of this is done in order to minimize the risks listed above.

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Things You Should Know Before Getting Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty: Frequently Asked Questions for Cosmetic Blepharoplasty Surgery.

Blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of surgery, the patient’s wishes and other associated procedures.

For general anesthesia, the type of anesthesia used is total intravenous anesthesia (without using anesthetic gases). This type of anesthesia is safe and helps reduce nausea and coughing after surgery. Our patients often report how positive their anesthesia experience was.

Patients leave the surgical center the same day and recover at home with very precise instructions.

Your first post-operative appointment will take place 5 to 7 days later, where your stitches will be removed and your wound will be examined.

Bruises can persist for up to two or three weeks. This is the recommended recovery time for cosmetic surgery around the eyes.

Light physical activity can be resumed after a week, but for more vigorous activities like weightlifting, it is recommended to wait three weeks to minimize bleeding risk.

After three weeks, you will be very presentable in society. The majority of swelling decreases over the first three months, but minimal (barely visible) swelling can persist for up to a year.
It is important to look at multiple factors during your eyelid plastic surgeons choice:
  1. Does your surgeon have specific expertise in facial surgery, specifically eyelid surgery, and anatomy to be able to minimize complications?
  2. Can your surgeon perform all types of procedures around the eyes to be able to choose which one is most adapted to your needs?
  3. Did you have a positive experience and feel comfortable during your consultation?
Five ways to know if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery (eyelid lift)
  1. Your eyes have a tired or angry appearance
  2. You do not have eye disease or dry eyes
  3. You are in good health
  4. You do not smoke
  5. Your expectations are realistic

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Popular associated procedures are Evoke facial contouring, Facetite facial contouring, forehead and brow lift, face and neck lift

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Blepharoplasty gallery

Warning: These photos are published as an indication to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.

Source: Clinique Face MD.

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Facial features are what makes each of us unique, and enhancing the appearance of facial features can have a significant effect on self-esteem. Over the counter facial products and makeup provide temporary results, but our procedures offer more durable and dramatic results. Our goal is to identify each patients’ facial aesthetic potential and optimize it.

Clinique Face MD is an aesthetic medical center that specializes in cosmetic enhancement procedures for the face and neck. With our offering of injections, surgery, and state-of-the-art technologies, we are the only clinic in Quebec that provides such a complete service offering dedicated exclusively to aesthetic enhancement of the face and neck.

Our team of facial specialists – overseen by the highly decorated head and neck specialist Dr. Sami Moubayed – are able to improve facial features and help you maximize your aesthetic potential.

We use safe and effective treatment methods using the latest technology – with results that will not only enhance your appearance – but make you feel proud and confident with how you look.

For long lasting, safe and evidence based facial enhancement procedures, go with a name that many other Canadians trust. Trust your face to Face MD!

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