Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Rick Jaggi
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Appearance of always looking tired

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Who is a good Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty

In general, good candidates for eyelid surgery include:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for eyelid surgery
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions (ie: Dry Eyes)
  • Individuals who dislike the appearance of their upper eyelids

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Who is not a good Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty?

  • Individuals that have not undergone Laser eye surgery within two years
  • Individuals who suffer from Dry Eye syndrome
  • Individuals who have a hollow eye socket

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

About the Procedure

To perform an Upper Blepharoplasty you have the option of being under local or general anesthetic. A small incision is made along the natural crease of your eyelid. The excess skin and any fat pockets will be cut out. You will have dissolvable stitches along the crease where the incision was made. Please see the diagram below.

Upper Blepharoplasty

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During your eyelid surgery recovery, lubricating ointment on the incision and cold compresses may be applied.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your eyes, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with Dr. Jaggi.

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes, and discomfort that can be controlled with medication and cold compresses. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible.

You will be able to return to work within 3-4 days.

Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC

Preparing For Your Surgery

Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. Please arrange for a responsible adult to take you and pick you up from your surgery and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.


Dr. Rick Jaggi MD, FRCSC
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