110 Copper Creek Drive, Suite 300

Markham, Ontario



Dr. John Kao
Dr. Ron Wallman

Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

Through the natural course of aging, and due to genetic factors, many people notice puffiness, excess fat and dark circles around the eyes. This may cause you to look more tired or older than you may actually be. An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of your eyes, making you look refreshed and more youthful.


Eyelid surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or combined upper and lower. Small incisions are made on the eyelid to remove excess fat and tissue. Incisions are made to ensure that there is no visible scarring. For the upper lid, the incision is made within the natural fold of the eyelid. For the lower lid, it is made just below the lash line. In some cases, incisions can be extended to improve the excess skin beside the eyes. Excess fat and skin are removed and the muscles surrounding the eye are tightened.

Following the procedure, you will be required to ice the eyes for a week to minimize swelling and bruising. Some people experience dryness and blurred vision for several days. Others, for a short period of time, experience excessive tearing and sensitivity to light and wind. Most people are able to return to their usual activities, including wearing contact lenses, in about two weeks.

Silicone gel implants are also available in Canada. These implants are made of a solid gel are called “gummy bear” implants because inside, they look and feel like gummy bears. Dr. Wallman and Dr. Kao will discuss with you what choice of implant will best help to achieve your desired results.

Once the incision is made, Dr. Kao or Dr. Wallman will create a pocket to place the implant. Depending on your size and shape of your breasts, this pocket will either be made directly behind the breast tissue or beneath your pectoral (chest) muscles. The implant is then inserted to complete the procedure.

Most women return to work and their usual activities in about one to two weeks following the insertion of implants. Following the procedure, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising. However, this will dissipate quickly.
Other potential complications include infection, blood accumulation in the breast which may require draining or side effects from anesthesia.

As part of the natural healing process, scar tissue forms around the implant. In a small percentage of women, the scar tissue becomes firm and tight. This is called a ‘capsular contracture’ and may result in the implant being compressed, causing the breast to feel more firm than usual. This can be treated through the removal of the scar tissue or, in more rare cases, the removal and reinsertion of a new implant.

Breast augmentation does not usually affect a woman’s ability to breast feed, unless nipple sensation is reduced, however some women do report changes in the sensitivity of the breast and nipples. It is important for women with implants during their routine mammograms to inform their health care practitioners of their implants as they may require additional imaging to capture a full view of their breasts.

In the lower eyelids, it is common that during the postoperative healing phase, the lower eyelid pulls down and changes the shape of your eye. This is temporary, and usually worst at 48 hours after your surgery. Complete rest at home and frequent ice packs on the eyes in the first five days is very helpful in minimizing this and reducing long term bruising.

Before & After

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Before & After