Eyelid Surgery in Medicine Hat, Alberta
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.
Once the incision is made, your muscles will be tightened, loose skin is removed and your excess fat will be re-positioned or removed.
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 finished, 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.