See the Possibilities with Younger Eyes
As you get older, you may notice signs of aging developing around your eyes. Vancouver’s Heights Laser Centre offers several options to address these concerns, including non-surgical treatment with BOTOX® and dermal fillers to improve contour and shape. However, if you have drooping, sagging skin around your eyes, you may be a better candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which can effectively eliminate these more severe signs of aging.
The purpose of eyelid surgery is to adjust the position of the eyelids, open up the eyes, and bring more light into the area. Surgery helps Vancouver patients appear refreshed and alert in a natural-looking way. The procedure tightens, lifts, and removes excess skin, yielding a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Treatment with Dr. Femida Kherani
Dr. Kherani performs all eyelid surgery procedures for Heights Laser Centre. An accomplished surgeon and a leader in the field, she is committed to providing excellence in medical care and exceptional service to her Vancouver patients.
Dr. Kherani holds a rare combination of expertise as both an ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon. These two areas of practice focus on the medical and aesthetic solutions that help patients see, look and feel better. Dr. Kherani has honed her skills in eyelid surgery and related procedures through years in specialized training and more than a decade in practice. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Eyelid Surgery Candidates
Just because you want to have younger looking eyes, doesn’t mean you’ll qualify to have eyelid surgery with Dr. Kherani. To be considered for this surgery, Vancouver patients must:
- Be in good physical and mental health
- Not use nicotine products, such as cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and cigars.
- Exhibit an understanding of realistic results and goals
- Be free from serious eye conditions
It is also important to remember that sagging and drooping of the upper eyelids may not be due to the eyelids themselves, but instead may be caused by the relaxation of skin in the forehead and eyebrow areas. If Dr. Kherani finds this to be true, she may recommend a different procedure so you will be able to get the results you want.
Visiting Our Medical Spa
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Kherani’s warm and welcoming staff will greet you and help you complete any initial administrative steps for your appointment. You will then meet with Dr. Kherani to discuss your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Kherani spends extensive time in consultation with Vancouver patients. During your visit, she will conduct a comprehensive examination, including an evaluation of the skin and features around your eyes. If you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, she will describe the procedure and outline a surgical plan based on your individual needs. She may also recommend that you receive BOTOX® or other facial fillers in combination with eyelid surgery for the best outcome possible.
What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery usually takes less than an hour, and you should be able to go home on the same day. You will receive either local anesthesia or IV sedation so that you can be comfortable throughout the procedure.
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Kherani will perform either an upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
An upper eyelid surgery is performed for Vancouver patients who have upper eyelids that droop. Patients present with different degrees of eyelid drooping. Some have mild drooping, which makes them look older than they actually are and appear extremely exhausted. Other patients have eyelids that droop excessively, causing their vision to be obstructed. Regardless of how severely your eyelids droop, Dr. Kherani has the skill and knowledge needed to provide you with just the right about of correction, so you get the results you want and need.
During an upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Kherani will make a tiny incision within the natural crease of your upper eyelid. To eliminate the excessive drooping you have been experiencing, Dr. Kherani will then use her artistic skill to remove the excess fat and skin from your eyelid. Once the appropriate amount has been excised, she will then carefully reattach the remaining skin. The best thing about the tiny incision Dr. Kherani uses is that there will be no telltale scars for the world to see. You’ll have better vision, and more rested, younger-looking eyes and no one will know why – unless you choose to tell them!
Lower Eyelid Surgery
A lower eyelid surgery helps Vancouver men and women find relief from under eye problems, such as puffiness, dark circles, or drooping lower eyelids that have pulled away from the eye. One way a lower eyelid surgery differs from an upper eyelid surgery is that there are several techniques Dr. Kherani can use to perform the procedure. Because every surgery is tailored to the specific needs of her patients, Dr. Kherani can remove fat from the under eye area if you are dealing with excessive puffiness, or she can transfer fat to the area if you suffer from deep under eye circles.
During a lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Kherani will make a small incision below the lower eyelashes. She will then remove excess skin and fat, redistribute existing fat, or transfer fat to the under eye area – depending on the needs of her patient. A lower eyelid surgery gives patients a brighter, younger-looking appearance they don’t want to hide.
After Eyelid Surgery: Recuperation and Results
Dr. Kherani tells her Vancouver patients that post-operative care is essential to a good long-term outcome. Her three main guidelines are:
- Get plenty of rest
- Ice your eyes for 72 hours after surgery. Applying ice throughout the first week can also help
- Keep your head elevated while in bed
Recuperation takes about two weeks including time away from work. At this point, the sagging skin that had previously aged your eyes will be gone, and you should have a more open, youthful appearance. During this period, Dr. Kherani recommends avoiding high-impact activities, such as lifting, bending, working out, and swimming. Vancouver patients should also limit extended exposure to the sun as they heal.
Frequently Asked Questions: What People Really Want to Know about Eyelid Surgery
Is eyelid surgery painful?
The comfort of our Vancouver patients is a top priority with Dr. Kherani. In addition to oral and intravenous sedation, she offers a topical anesthetic for patients who have an aversion to needles. This helps numb the area prior to delivering local anesthesia.
Can I expect bruising or swelling after eyelid surgery?
You can expect bruising and swelling for the first few days. You can minimize these symptoms with the right post-operative care, including icing your eyes after surgery.
How long will the benefits of treatment last?
The excess skin that eyelid surgery removes will be gone permanently. If you receive BOTOX® or other dermal fillers as part of your care, you should enjoy their effects for several months before you need to return for retreatment.
Get Started With Dr. Kherani And Heights Laser Centre Today
You can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands with Dr. Kherani and her team at Heights Laser Centre. Her knowledge and expertise speak for themselves. If you’re ready to get rid of the puffiness, dark circles, or drooping in your eyelids that you’ve been dealing with for years, stop waiting.
Take advantage of Dr. Kherani’s skill and talk to her about how you could benefit from eyelid surgery. Call Heights Laser Centre in Vancouver today at (604) 298-4481 or fill out the form below.