Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
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Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Cosmetic
Eyelid
Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery view before & after photos   
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery

Your eyes are a focal point of your facial features and are often one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, as we age, our eyelid skin can loosen and sag and our fat pads deep within the eyelid bulge forward and become more prominent. The droopy and/or puffy appearance can make you appear more tired or older than you are.

Blepharoplasty (pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty”) eyelid surgery can give a more youthful, refreshed appearance by removing the excess loose skin and sculpting the deep bulging tissues. Cosmetic blepharoplasty surgery can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids. This is one of the most common eyelid and cosmetic surgeries performed.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid dermatochalasis (extra loose skin and bulging fat) is addressed by blepharoplasty surgery. Dr Dal Canto will determine how much skin to remove and will contour the underlying fat through an incision which hides in the natural eyelid crease. The thin eyelid skin heals remarkably well and the incision is often hard to find after several months of healing.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery primarily involves removal or repositioning of the herniated fat (the cause of “eyelid bags”) through an incision hidden on the inside surface of the eyelid. The eyelid is also sometimes tightened horizontally at the outside corner of the eye to create a pleasing eyelid contour and reduce fine skin wrinkling. Finally, if extra skin can be safely removed, a separate incision is made just below the eyelashes and closed with fine sutures.

As a Board certified Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), Dr. Dal Canto has extensive training in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery and understands the important interactions between the eyelids, the eyes, and facial aesthetics. While lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is always performed on a cosmetic basis, upper eyelid surgery may be cosmetic or may be covered by your insurance plan. Dr. Dal Canto will help determine whether you qualify for functional (insurance-based) surgery and his office will work on your behalf to obtain preauthorization when needed.

Before and After Photographs

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Cosmetic Blepharoplasty and Browpexy
BEFORE: 41 yo woman with heavy upper eyelids and brows.
AFTER: Two months after upper eyelid cosmetic blepharoplasty and internal browpexy surgery.


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Cosmetic Blepharoplasty
BEFORE: 50 yo woman with mildly heavy upper eyelids.
AFTER: Four months after upper eyelid cosmetic blepharoplasty with refreshed appearance.


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Cosmetic Blepharoplasty – All Four Lids
BEFORE: 41 yo woman with heavy upper eyelids and mild lower lid bags.
AFTER: Three months after upper and lower eyelid cosmetic blepharoplasty.


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Cosmetic Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
BEFORE: 76 yo woman with lower lid bags. Also with right lower lid entropion (turning in).
AFTER: 4 months after lower eyelid cosmetic blepharoplasty and right lower lid entropion repair.



Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery
Albert J. Dal Canto, M.D. -- Cosmetic & Reconstructive Eye Surgery