Blepharoplasty Procedure

Nancy Van Laeken MD, FRCSC, discusses the blepharoplasty procedure.

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Nancy Van Laeken MD, FRCSC, discusses the blepharoplasty procedure.
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Featuring Dr. Nancy Van Laeken, MD, FRCSC

Duration: 1 minute, 33 seconds

Blepharoplasty is an operation which is one done to remove the heaviness around a person's eyes.

Therefore, it is an upper and lower eyelid operation. It is a very common procedure. Men and women equally request it and it is a procedure that is very popular because it provides quite a significant reduction in the patient's appearance of fatigue and ageing without a long recovery time. Patients will be referred or asked to have the consultation regarding this operation as young as thirty-five and as old as eighty-five.

Blepharoplasty is often requested by patients young and old. In the younger patient population, they are asking about the bags under their eyes that their aunt and their uncle had and they would like to have those addressed before they look like their aunt and uncle. In older patients, they would like to have their eyes addressed because they feel they look tired or they are tired because of the heaviness of the eyelids.

Therefore, it is popular. It is done under local anesthetic with sedation. The recovery is approximately a week and it does leave the patients with a very refreshed look. They do not feel they look tired and they feel like they look more like they feel which is rested and awake.

If the patient thinks that they are an appropriate candidate to undergo this operation, then they should ask for a referral from their family physician to a surgeon who performs the procedure.

If you want more information on blepharoplasty, contact your local plastic surgeon.

Presenter: Dr. Nancy Van Laeken, Plastic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Plastic Surgeon

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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