In-office surgery to conveniently treat eyelids right here in Niagara Falls, ON.
Surgical Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
The eyes are the defining feature of the face. You first look at a person’s eye when you meet. Therefore the eyes are an important feature of attractiveness and youthful appearance. As we age brows can begin to sag, and lids droop sometimes even impeding vision. The loss of collagen and reduction in skin elasticity causes the skin to stretch and ripple & the muscle underneath the skin to weaken therefore the fat bag to bulge.
Blepharoplasty aims at removing the excess skin along with bulging fat pads. This is done with an incision along the natural crease line so they are not visible in both the upper or lower lid.
Lower lid blepharoplasty can also be done transconjunctival which allows access to the fat pads to remove them. The excess skin may be further tightened with Secret Pro Co2 Laser or the Opus Colibri RF plasma device. Alternatively, lower lid blepharoplasty is done through skin incision 1-2 mm from the lower lash line. The excess skin is removed along with the bulging fat pads allowing for the smooth transition in the lid cheek junction. Often fat transposition to the tear trough hollow is performed simultaneously.
Upper lid blepharoplasty aims at removing the excess hooding of the skin giving an aesthetically pleasing appearance and functionally unimpeded vision. Patients often tell us they can see better, and apply makeup more easily!
At New Creation Medicosmetic we also treat the Xanthelasma in the upper & lower lid using the Opus Colibri plasma device.
How To Prepare for Surgery Day
Stop using all your non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) for two weeks before your scheduled procedure. This includes Advil, ibuprofen, Motrin, and Naproxen.
Discuss with the doctor if you are on blood thinners including Coumadin or Warfarin, Heparin or Lovenox, Plavix, Ticlid, Persantine or other NOAC medications, or any other anticoagulants used for some heart conditions. As an experienced Primary Care Physician, Dr. Kelada-Sedra regularly prescribes these medications and is very familiar with the safety guidelines for withholding them. She will guide you on when to stop and resume your medication without risk to any underlying health conditions.
Otherwise take your regular thyroid, heart, and blood pressure medications the morning of as usual.
Make sure you have a ride home post-operatively. You will have time to recover post-operatively in the office before your discharge.
How to prepare for the surgery day ?
Before & after photos are a form of documentation that is needed without it we will not proceed.
Stop using all your non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks prior to your scheduled procedure. This includes advil, ibuprofen, motrin, Naproxen.
Discuss with the doctor if you are on blood thinners including : Coumadin or warfarin, heparin or lovenox,Plavix, Ticlid, Persantine or other NOAC which other anticoagulants used for some heart conditions. DR Kelada-Sedra is a familiar prescriber of these drugs and the safety guidelines in withholding them. She will guide you for when to stop & resume your medication without risk to your underlying health condition.
Take your regular thyroid, heart ,blood pressure the morning of as usual.
Make sure you have a ride home post operatively. You will recover post operatively in the office prior to your discharge.
Follow up appointment needed at one week, 6 weeks & three months post operatively
What to expect following surgery
Post-operatively, minuscule bleeding can happen. Expect bruising and swelling around the eye, especially if you sleep flat the first night. We encourage sleeping propped up, or sleeping on a recliner chair semi-upright to avoid waking up with your eyes swollen shut. Don’t be scared upon waking, a couple of hours in an upright position will help the swelling subside.
- Preferably use Tylenol as opposed to Advil or other NSAIDs for pain control if need be. Advil is an anti-inflammatory. Wound healing is an inflammatory process that we encourage you not to suppress for the best results.
- Use cold compresses and artificial tear drops to moisturize the eyes.
- We use absorbable sutures during the procedure.
- Dr. Kelada-Sedra prefers to follow any adverse effects herself, as opposed to patients visiting walk-in clinics or the emergency room. You will be provided contact information and instructions to follow in case of adverse effects.
- You may want to wear protective sunglasses for camouflage and return to normal sedentary activities within days.
- We ask you to avoid swimming or direct shower on your face. Shower facing your back to the water, allowing a gentle downstream on your face.
- Follow-up appointments will be provided at one week, six weeks, and three months postoperatively to ensure your best results.
- At New Creation Medi Cosmetic we also use other technologies for the festooning under the eye. Combining blepharoplasty with laser, plasma, or RF microneedling treatments can dramatically enhance your results.
- Our surgical fees are competitive and allow you further access to the technology that will enhance your surgical outcomes.
Post operative follow up visits:
10 days ,1 month, 3 months & 6 months
At New Creation Medi Cosmetic we use other technology for the festooning under the eye.
Laser procedure can dramatically enhance the results.