Eyelid Surgery

See the Possibilities with Younger Eyes


Look More Refreshed and Youthful

As you get older, you may be concerned about the signs of aging developing around your eyes. 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 BC eyelid surgery is to adjust the position of the eyelids, open up the eyes, and bring more light into the area. Surgery helps you appear refreshed and alert in a natural-looking way. The procedure tightens, lifts, and removes excess skin, yielding a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Your First Visit

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, she will describe the procedure and outline a surgical plan based on your individual needs. You’ll receive information on possible complications. She may also recommend that you receive BOTOX or other facial fillers in combination with surgery for the best outcome possible.

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery Burnaby?

Just because you want to have younger looking eyes, doesn’t mean you’ll qualify for this procedure. 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 during your appointment, she may recommend a different plan so you will be able to get the results you want.

Please note that there is a small fee for the initial consultation for eyelid surgery with Dr. Kherani.

What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery


The 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 outpatient procedure.

Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Kherani can target the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. At this time, we don’t offer double eyelid surgery.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

An upper eyelid surgery is performed for British Columbia patients who have upper eyelids that droop. Men and women present with different degrees of eyelid drooping. Some have mild drooping, which makes them look older than they actually are and appear extremely exhausted. Others 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 amount of correction, so you get the cosmetic surgery results you want and need.

During upper lid surgery, Dr. Kherani will make tiny incisions within the natural crease of your upper lid. 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, or lower eyelid blepharoplasty, 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 this differs from an upper eyelid procedure is that there are several techniques Dr. Kherani can use to perform the cosmetic surgery procedure. Because every surgery is tailored to your specific needs, 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 lid surgery, Dr. Kherani will make a small incision below the lower eyelashes. She will then remove loose skin and fat, redistribute existing fat, or transfer fat to the under eye area – depending on the needs of her patient. This gives patients a brighter, younger-looking appearance they don’t want to hide.

After Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery: Recuperation and Results

Dr. Kherani believes 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. You should also limit extended exposure to the sun as you heal.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Is eyelid surgery painful?

Your comfort is a top priority with Dr. Kherani, your surgeon in Burnaby BC. In addition to oral and intravenous sedation, she offers a topical anesthetic to those who have an aversion to needles. This helps numb the area prior to delivering local anesthesia. Patient safety is our primary concern with all of the cosmetic procedures we offer.

Can I expect bruising or swelling after blepharoplasty?

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 removed will be gone permanently following this common plastic surgery procedure performed in British Columbia. 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.

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 this cosmetic surgery. Contact Heights Laser Centre in Vancouver today.

Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference

  • Experienced Surgeon

    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 you.

    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 Vancouver patients see, look and feel better. Dr. Kherani has honed her skills in blepharoplasty 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.

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    As a board certified physician-led practice 9n Burnaby BC, we have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009. We have an amazing A+ rating! Our excellent track record allows you to have unparalleled confidence in the quality and patient safety of the care you will receive. As our patient, you receive outstanding aesthetic care in a relaxed and supportive setting.

    Walk through the doors of our medical spa, and you become part of a family—one that’s committed to achieving your personal goals. In fact, our patients frequently compliment us on how friendly our whole team is, from our frontline staff to medical professionals!

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