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Eyelid Surgery in Medicine Hat, Alberta And Saskatchewan

Eyelid surgery is performed to give you a well-rested, rejuvenated look. Loose, puffy, wrinkled skin and excess fat will be removed to tighten and smooth your eye contour. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery can be done on your upper eyelids.

Your Initial Consultation

At the time of your initial consultation you will meet with Dr. Brooks to discuss your eyelid surgery goals in detail. The surgical steps of your blepharoplasty will be explained and all of your questions will be answered.

Eyelid surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure for most patients. In Alberta there is a rule that the drooping/dermatochalasis of the upper lids must be 50% blocking/interfering with the pupil and the patient’s eyesight for the surgery to be covered through Alberta Health.

Incisions for Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid incisions are made in the natural upper eyelid crease.

Lower eyelid incisions can be made just below the lower lash line or on the inside of the lower eyelid. Dr. Brooks will choose the best incision option for you.

Once the incision is made, your muscles will be tightened, loose skin is removed and your excess fat will be repositioned or removed.

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia and sedation is used so you will be extremely comfortable during your procedure.

Length of Surgery & Recovery Time

Eyelid surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform. Once you are awake, and our recovery team has cleared you to go, your arranged ride can drive you home. Plan to take about 7 to 10 days off work for rest and recovery.

Your eyes might be sensitive to bright light for the first few days. Post surgical swelling and bruising will take a few weeks to resolve and your incision lines will continue to fade over time.

You can see our standard post-operative care instructions for eyelid surgery here: View Post-Op Care Instructions

Dr. Brooks will give you specific post-operative care instructions and return to work information at the time of your initial consultation.

Scheduling Your Surgery

Call us at 403.487.0460 to reserve your initial eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Brooks. Referrals faxed to our office from family doctors and optometrists are welcomed, our fax number is 403.487.0462. Initial consult costs are covered through Alberta Health Services when the referral process is followed.

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About Dr. Trevor Brooks

Dr. Trevor Brooks is a board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon serving southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Known for his surgical talent, clear communication skills and welcoming personality, Dr. Brooks has become one of Medicine Hat’s leading cosmetic surgeons.

To accommodate cosmetic surgery patients, Dr. Brooks travels 100km west of Medicine Hat to Brooks, Alberta to meet out of town patients for consultations, surgical procedures and follow-up appointments.

Dr. Brooks has trained hands-on with world-renowned plastic surgery faculty members and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Learn more about Dr. Brooks…

Complementary Procedures

Eyelid surgery can be combined with other facial procedures for more dramatic results. For further information on combining your eyelid surgery with other cosmetic procedures, please discuss this with Dr. Brooks at the time of your consultation.

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