Upper eyelid surgery in Calgary.
Genetics, aging, smoking, and sun damage can start to have negative effects on our features. If you notice puffiness, under eye bags, dark circles, or excess skin on your eyelids, blepharoplasty might be the solution.
Why Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Bring a more youthful appearance to your eyes through eyelid surgery – a simple way to reduce puffiness under the eyes, lighten up the appearance of heavy eyelids, and generally provide a more rested and alert appearance in the eye area.
Typically, eyelid surgery is used to correct fatty tissue around the eyelids but it can also treat drooping eyelids as well, bringing even more benefits to getting the blepharoplasty surgery.
No Visible Scarring
No need to worry about scars after eyelid surgery – this type of procedure is designed for scars to be concealed within the natural crease of the eyelid area.
Eyelid surgery restores your eyes to the way they should look naturally – alert, bright, and happy.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does it take?
Eyelid surgery usually requires a 30-minute consultation. The procedure itself takes about one to one and a half hours and a follow up visit is required 2-3 days after your surgery.
- What to expect when getting eyelid surgery?
You will need to be prepared to let our doctor know any history of bleeding disorders, reactions to local anesthetic, medical conditions including any prescription medications, vitamins or herbal supplements your are taking. Please ensure you have had a recent eye examination – the exam needs to be as recent as 12 months prior to your surgery and we require a copy of the exam for your file. You will also want to have a minimum of 5-7 days off work/social engagements following your surgery so you have time to heal. Please be prepared to have a friend or family member drop you off and pick you up at the appointment.
- What are the side effects?
With any surgical procedure there are some typical side effects that can occur after surgery like bruising, redness, and swelling.
- Will insurance cover this procedure?
Cosmetic procedures are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions to what your plan covers, it is best to talk with your insurance provider prior to treatment.
Meet our Blepharoplasty Professionals
Dr. Jennifer P. Guillemaud, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
A native Calgarian, Dr. Guillemaud completed her medical training at the University of Alberta. She then completed additional training in the highly coveted surgical subspecialty Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery program at the University of Toronto. During this comprehensive five-year training program she worked with worldwide experts in the fields of Head and Neck Oncology, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Nasal/Sinus surgery.