Blepharoplasty

Drooping eyelids and bags under your eyes can make you look much older than you feel and even interfere with your vision.

Dr. Peter Brownrigg performs blepharoplasty to remove sagging skin for improved peripheral vision and a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

So what makes eyelid surgery a good choice?

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Blepharoplasty Can Enhance Your Features & Your Confidence

Reduce Signs of Aging

Removing sagging skin and bags under the eyes can help you look the way you feel, boosting your self-confidence and impacting the way others view you.

Improve Peripheral Vision

If your upper eyelids droop significantly, it can be difficult to see your surroundings clearly. Removing this excess tissue can improve your vision.

Comprehensive Treatment

Dr. Brownrigg can combine eyelid surgery with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty, to create even more dramatic results.

How does eyelid surgery enhance your appearance?

Blepharoplasty Is  a Consistently Popular Treatment

What issues can an eyelid lift address?

Sagging, Wrinkles,  & Other Signs of Aging

Wrinkles & Puffiness

Wrinkles and puffiness around your eyes can make you look significantly older. By tightening loose skin, your doctor can restore more a vibrant, youthful look. 

Sagging

Drooping of the upper eyelids can interfere with your ability to wear makeup, make you look older, and interfere with your vision. Sagging of the lower eyelid can expose the white portion of the eye under the iris, which can lead to other complications.

Lack of Expression

Sagging eyelids can affect your range of expression, causing you to look tired, angry, or sad. This can also take a toll on your self-confidence.

However, eyelid surgery is not right for every patient...

Feeling unsure?

We Maintain Patient Safety & Comfort 

You may be apprehensive about undergoing surgery on such a delicate part of your body. However, you can rest assured that Dr. Brownrigg follows the strictest standards of care when performing your surgery, and will provide support throughout your recovery. 

Pain is also a common patient concern. Local anesthesia will be used to numb your eyelid during surgery and sedation will be administered to keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. After surgery, pain medication can be used to manage any discomfort.

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So what can eyelid surgery achieve?

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Advanced techniques can provide the most natural-looking results...

Refined Techniques Result in Minimal Scarring

Modern blepharoplasty involves making incisions in the natural tissue creases around the eye, resulting in scars that are virtually unnoticeable. Dr. Brownrigg is a highly trained cosmetic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery. He uses the most refined techniques to provide flattering results that look as natural as possible.

Diagram of different incisions used for blepharoplasty

What happens during the procedure? 

What to Expectduring Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty takes about one hour per eyelid. 

Dr. Brownrigg specializes in facial plastic surgery.

Day of Procedure

Dr. Brownrigg specializes in facial plastic surgery.
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Administer Anesthesia 

The doctor will administer sedation and apply local anesthesia to help you feel comfortable.
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Create Incisions

The doctor will carefully create incisions. An incision will be made in the fold of the eyelid for the upper lid or below the lashes for the lower lid. 
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Tissue Removal

To address sagging, wrinkled tissue, the doctor will remove excess skin and fat. He will then tighten the remaining tissue for a more youthful appearance.

Our Ottawa team will assist you in achieving a healthy, quick recovery...

What to Expect after Your Surgery

Dr. Brownrigg and his team will explain what to do and what to avoid during the healing period to ensure the smoothest recovery possible. The recovery time from eyelid surgery is relatively brief and takes about seven to 10 days. During this time, you can expect some level of discomfort, including: 

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Dry eyes 
  • Irritation

You can alleviate discomfort using a cold compress, eye drops, or pain medication prescribed by Dr. Brownrigg. He might also prescribe antibiotics to minimize the chance of infection. 

To reduce the risk of bleeding, avoid strenuous exercise until cleared by our Ottawa team. Most patients can return to work within a week of their surgery. Although the incisions are discreetly placed within natural folds of the eyelid, visible scarring can take several months to fade. 

See the results for yourself...

Life after Eyelid Surgery

Your final results should be visible within a few months of your surgery. Following an eye lift, you can expect to look more refreshed, energetic, and rejuvenated. If Dr. Brownrigg corrected drooping in the upper eyelids during surgery, you may even be able to see more clearly

Although your skin will still be subject to the effects of natural aging, there are many ways to keep your results looking as good as possible. Avoid excessive sun exposure or wear protective eyewear, such as wraparound sunglasses. Also, refrain from smoking, since smoking causes premature skin aging and other damage

Patients at our Ottawa practice are thrilled with their results...

A 5-Star Review by a Blepharoplasty Patient

"Had my eyes done by Dr. Brownrigg and the results are terrific. Wonderful staff and results. 5 star experience." Jean W.

Many patients with excess skin on their eyelids are too worried that their results won't look natural...

Our 3-D Imaging Technology Brings Your Results to Life

Our Ottawa surgery practice is one of the few surgical practices to offer 3D facial imaging using the VECTRA 3-D Imaging System. Using this advanced technology, we can: 

  • Take a high-resolution photo of your features
  • Build a realistic representation of your results 
  • "Try on" multiple procedures to help you decide which is best 

This technology can help you feel confident about eyelid correction before committing to surgery. 

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Reclaim Your Youthful Look with Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty targets droopy eyelids and excessive skin around the eyes which makes a person look older than he or she is.

Our Ottawa practice also offers non-surgical alternatives...

Blepharoplasty vs. Non-Surgical Treatment

For patients who are not quite ready to undergo eyelid surgery, we have non-surgical treatments available. BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can also address wrinkles around your eyes, and are a more affordable option for many patients. However, these treatments must be touched-up every few months and cannot correct sagging or excess skin. If these are your primary concerns, a surgical eye lift is typically your best option. 

Ottawa Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, already one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures, is only increasing in popularity. This is partly because there are various types of eyelid surgery that address a wide range of needs. Upper eyelid surgery, for example, is highly effective in correcting the “hooding” and puffiness of the upper eyelid and inner corner of the eyelid. Upper eyelid surgery restores a more youthful, alert appearance, and can also be used to enhance the upper eyelid crease. Lower eyelid surgery targets the bulging fat of lower eye bags. There is also a type of eyelid surgery, called transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which is suitable for people with more elastic skin. In this procedure, no skin is removed, just fat.

Blepharoplasty patients sometimes combine their eyelid surgery with other procedures, such as facelift surgery or an endoscopic browlift, for more dramatic results. As a face and neck surgery specialist, Dr. Brownrigg is skilled in determining which procedure or procedures will allow you to achieve your goals. 

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