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Rejuvenate and improve the effects of aging around the eyelids...

One of the first things we notice about people is their eyes. The eyes are also one of the first facial features to show the signs of aging.

Thanks to blepharoplasty, Dr Laliberte can enhance your eyes and your overall appearance.


Learn why people come to see our board-certified plastic surgeon in Canmore, serving the Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore and Banff regions.


Dr. Laliberte has performed a multitude of facial enhancing procedures over the years. This experience coupled with his honed aesthetic approach produce naturally beautiful results customized to each patient’s facial structure, goals and circumstances.


By combining surgery with non-invasive treatments, Dr. Laliberte and his team are able to enhance your best features. Visit us for a private consultation to reveal a refreshed, relaxed and more radiant version of your confident, expressive self.


Blepharoplasty in Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore and Banff helps many women refine facial contours to achieve a proportional, comforting appearance and a more confident, youthful self-image.

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Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift Benefits

Restoring a Younger Shape Above the Eyes

Upper blepharoplasty is the only effective, reliable way to get rid of that excess skin and give your eyes a younger look.

Great Improvements with Minimal Scarring

With every cosmetic surgery, patients have to make a choice. Which would they prefer to have: the aesthetic issue they have now or the scars that the surgery would leave behind. In upper eyelid surgery, that decision is far easier than most. When we perform this procedure, we make the small incisions in a way that hides them within the natural folds of your eyelid.

Looking More Rested & Alert

When the skin sags above your upper eyelids, it has the same effect. It makes your eyes look droopy and partially closed. This is why so many upper eyelid surgery patients say that after surgery, people remark about how well-rested they look.

Improved Confidence & Self-Esteem

If you feel self-conscious about looking older or tired, it weighs on you every day. Getting rid of that self-consciousness with upper blepharoplasty can lift a weight off your shoulders, leaving you more free to enjoy each day.

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What is a Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift

Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as an Eyelid Lift, is a cosmetic facial plastic surgery that is designed to remove excess fat and skin from around the eyelids to provide a more refreshed look. 

Blepharoplasty is used to improve the effects of aging around the eyelids, such as the drooping and sagging of upper eyelid skin, or the excess fat that creates bags in the lower eyelid area. The surgery can also be performed on younger patients, as hooded upper eyelid skin or excess fat around the eyes are not exclusively attributed to aging.


Why should I choose a Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift?

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

You may consider blepharoplasty if droopy or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids can improve your vision. Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty can make your eyes appear younger and more alert.

Blepharoplasty may be an option if you experience:

  • Baggy/droopy upper eyelids
  • Excess skin on your upper eyelids that interfere with your peripheral vision
  • Excess skin on your lower eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes


How much does Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift cost?

Each of our patient’s cases is unique, however, the average cost of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) can range from $2,500 – $4,200

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Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift The Consultation

Blepharoplasty is used to improve the effects of aging around the eyelids, such as the drooping and sagging of upper eyelid skin, or the excess fat that creates bags in the lower eyelid area. The surgery can also be performed on younger patients, as hooded upper eyelid skin or excess fat around the eyes are not exclusively attributed to aging.


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


Surgery is performed on the upper lids and typically takes under 1 hour.


How should I prepare for a Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift

Before scheduling blepharoplasty, you will meet with Dr. Laliberte to discuss:

  • Your medical history. Your surgeon will ask questions about previous surgeries and past or current conditions, such as dry eyes, glaucoma, allergies, circulatory problems, thyroid problems and diabetes. Your doctor will also ask about your use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
  • Your expectations. An honest discussion of your hopes and motivation for surgery will help set the stage for a satisfactory outcome. Your surgeon will discuss with you whether the procedure is likely to work well for you.


Before your eyelid surgery, you’ll undergo:

  • A physical examination. Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination, which may include testing your tear production and measuring parts of your eyelids.
  • A vision examination. Your eye doctor will examine your eyes and test your vision, including your peripheral vision. This is needed to support an insurance claim.
  • Eyelid photography. Your eyes will be photographed from different angles. These photos help with planning the surgery, assessing its immediate and long-term effects, and supporting an insurance claim.

Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift The Procedure

Before the procedure

Blepharoplasty is usually performed in an outpatient setting. Your surgeon injects numbing medication into your eyelids and administers intravenous medication to help you relax.


During your procedure

If you have surgery on your upper and lower eyelids, Dr. Laliberte generally works on your upper lids first. Dr. Laliberte will cut along the fold of the eyelid, removing some excess skin, muscle and possibly fat, and close the cut.


On the lower lid, Dr. Laliberte will make a cut just below the lashes in your eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid. Dr. Laliberte will then remove or redistribute excess fat, muscle and sagging skin, and close the cut.


If your upper eyelid droops close to your pupil, Dr. Laliberte may do blepharoplasty with a procedure called ptosis that provides additional support to the eyebrow muscle.


After your procedure

After surgery, you will spend a period of time in a recovery room, where you are monitored for any complications. You may be able to leave later that day to recuperate at home.


After surgery you may temporarily experience:

  • Blurred vision from the lubricating ointment applied to your eyes
  • Watering eyes
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Puffy, numb eyelids
  • Swelling and bruising similar to having black eyes
  • Pain or discomfort

Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift Recovery & Results

Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, the results of surgery may last a lifetime. For others, droopy eyelids may recur.


Bruising and swelling generally subside in 10 to 14 days, which may be when you feel comfortable going out in public again. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from too much sun exposure.


Let your discomfort be your guide. You can resume normal activities at the end of the first week and gentle exercise at the end of 2 weeks. It may take 4 weeks to get back to significant aerobic or physical activity.

Blepharoplasty | Eyelid Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Blepharoplasty only fixes peripheral vision that is blocked by droopy eyelids. There are many other causes of peripheral vision loss, including glaucoma, occlusions, a detached retina or a compression of the optic nerve. If you are experiencing peripheral vision loss, it is important to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor for a thorough examination and diagnosis.
Yes. It should be noted that a significant number of men and women of all ages elect to have blepharoplasty to achieve a more youthful look and for more comfortable positioning of the eyelid skin.
There is no correct age for considering blepharoplasty. Excessive skin in the upper lids, or bulging fat in the lower lids are commonly seen with signs of aging. The exact age depends on your heredity. Certainly, women in their forties and fifties comprise the majority of patients. If you are in good health without serious eye problems, your age alone should not keep you from having this procedure.
Most of the time there is no visible scar after the healing is complete. Incisions in the eyelids are made following natural skin folds and creases. Once healed, the hairline scars will fade, leaving a very inconspicuous incision line that becomes virtually unnoticeable after the healing.
There is usually some swelling which gradually resolves after one to two weeks. There may be some bruising, but very little and this too fades rapidly. Women can camouflage bruises fairly easily at seven to ten days with make-up.

Meet Dr. Michael C. Laliberte  MD, FRCSC Canadian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Laliberte, Radiance Plastic Surgery’s Royal College-certified plastic surgeon has quickly established himself among the finest Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery specialists throughout western Canada.


With extensive training and years of specialized experience, Dr. Laliberte has built an outstanding team of healthcare professionals and clinical staff to ensure an exceptional in-patient experience and seamless delivery of service and post-operative care.


Having operated alongside word-class surgeons throughout North and South America, Dr. Laliberte brings to the Canadian Rockies a practice that encompasses the breadth of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Michael Laliberte has extensively trained in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive surgery. After completing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Laliberte specialized in Plastic Surgery at the University of Manitoba.


Dr. Laliberte and the team at Radiance Plastic Surgery are best known in Alberta, and throughout Canada for exceptional surgical outcomes and compassionate care. Our goal is simple: to support you in achieving your cosmetic goals and restoring your confidence

A Cosmetic Experience Designed To Help You Rejuvenate Your Confidence

The secret is out. We’ve built a state-of-the-art clinic and private surgical centre servicing patients from Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and across Canada.


You’ll find us in the Canmore Crossing Complex. We are excited to welcome you to our new clinic and private surgical centre.


“Location shouldn’t limit your choices when it comes to finding the best plastic surgeon for your needs”


Our Canadian Rockies plastic surgery practice has quickly established a strong reputation as one of the leading cosmetic and reconstructive surgery centres throughout Alberta, and Canada.


We encourage women and men considering plastic surgery to view our gallery of before-and-after photos and read patient-written reviews, so they can rest assured they will be in good hands at our practice.

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