Lower Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, commonly referred to as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery performed on either upper or lower eyelids. It improves the appearance of the eyes by reducing the wrinkles and removing the puffy bags, resulting in a more youthful and rested appearance. Bags or dark circles under your lower eyelids can make you look tired or older than you actually are. By addressing the skin, muscle and fat pockets below the eye, Dr. Dawes’ conservative approach creates a refreshed and well-rested appearance. What ever you need, you can rest assured Dr. Dawes will help you to accomplish a youthful look with quality.

When you come to Jeffrey C. Dawes Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery, your first step will be to meet with Dr. Dawes for a private consultation at his office in Calgary, Alberta. During this consult, he will discuss your goals and expectations with you in detail. This consultation will also be your opportunity to get professional suggestions and an expert opinion from an experienced and respected plastic surgeon.

Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Dr. Dawes is a respected Board-Certified plastic surgeon with a passion for perfection. His goal is to help restore self confidence in his patients personal and professional lives. As with other cosmetic procedures, upper eyelid surgery is a personal decision. It should be done only to help you feel positive about your appearance rather than to fit a particular image or ideal. This cosmetic surgery is long lasting, but it cannot stop the ageing process. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and skin care regimen are strongly recommended to help patients get the most longevity out of their surgery results.

Good candidates for lower eyelid surgery are individuals who:

  • Are healthy, with no underlying medical conditions or illness which may impair healing
  • are typically age 30 and over
  • Have healthy facial tissues and muscles
  • Do not have serious eye conditions, such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
  • Are non-smokers

How Lower Eyelid Surgery is Performed

Dr. Dawes may make an incision just below the lower eyelashes to remove or redistribute bulging fat, correct muscle laxity and/or remove excess skin. The incisions are placed within natural crease lines to help the scars remain unnoticeable. Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

Recovery Expectations

Recovery time is about one to two weeks. Swelling usually subsides after three weeks, but can occasionally persist longer. Bruising may be extensive. It will be worst 3-4 days and may persist for up to 4 weeks. Final results appear within several weeks, though incision lines may take up to a year to fully refine. Certain conditions may be permanently corrected with lower eyelid surgery; however, natural aging will continue. Continual sun protection will help maintain your final results.

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“My role, in part, is to assist patients through the process of determining which surgical or non-surgical options would help them meet their aesthetic goals and realistic expectations”

Jeffrey C. Dawes MD, FRSC


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102 - 47 Sunpark Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3V4

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