Blepharoplasty Surgery

Begin your journey

Square dots grid
Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery in Vancouver, BC


Discover blepharoplasty and unveil a rejuvenated and youthful appearance with this transformative eyelid surgery. Enhance your eyes and regain your confidence.

No items found.

Blepharoplasty Surgery Services

Begin your journey

No items found.
Square dots grid

Blepharoplasty Surgery in Vancouver, BC

The eyes are often the first part of the face that people look at when engaging you, it also just happens to be one of the first parts of the face to show the signs of aging. Aging eyes can make people look older than their true age, less energetic than they feel inside, or even portray a grumpy or antagonistic appearance. If you’re feeling that your eyelids or under eye area needs some surgical rejuvenation, then open your eyes to blepharoplasty.


A Precision Approach

As one of Canada’s top cosmetic facial surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi leads the team at 8 West Clinic and carries extensive experience, having performed facial cosmetic surgery for over 20 years. Dr. Buonassisi has travelled the world to train with renowned experts in the field, working closely with top surgeons in the United States and Australia. Being an expert in his field, Dr. Buonassisi has performed thousands of facial cosmetic procedures and has honed his surgical skills into an artform.

Square dots grid

The Benefits of Blepharoplasty

The eyes are what most people connect to when interacting with one another, they are also the part of the face that tends to age first. Aging eyelids may make people look tired, and at an age that is higher than they actually are (or feel). Blepharoplasty can be the perfect way to lift the upper and/or lower eyelid, as it works to tighten and lift sagging eyelid skin and can reduce under-eye bags and puffiness.

We all want to look our best at work or when socializing, and this can come with the confidence in knowing that you are representing the most radiant and vibrant version of yourself.

5 key benefits of blepharoplasty:

  • Provides you with a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance
  • Helps to liven up tired-looking eyes
  • Supports an overall uplifted and well-rested look
  • Alleviates dark, puffy eyes and excess skin
  • Is an option for those who are wanting a double eyelid crease

Quick Start Guide to Upper Blepharoplasty

Download the free infographic to learn more about Upper Blepharoplasty.


Our Process

Our unique comprehensive approach focuses on 360º treatment plans bespoke to no one else but you. We aim to help you achieve the best version of yourself—no matter where your starting point is.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for blepharoplasty?

Patients who are excellent candidates for these procedures have these concerns as they age or as a result of hereditary factors:

  • Droopy or hooded eyelids
  • Sagging eyelid skin
  • Tired, puffy eyes and under-eye bags
  • People who do not have a natural eyelid crease

To determine if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty, our patient care managers are available to help discuss the surgery in more detail and conduct a photo review.

How is blepharoplasty performed?

Blepharoplasty (depending on the specific technique) typically takes around 1 hour and is performed under local anesthesia. Blepharoplasty requires removing excess skin and fat to help rejuvenate your appearance, and bring focus back to your beautiful eyes. Dr. Buonassisi will begin the surgery by carefully measuring the skin that needs to be removed. Then, precise incisions are made to remove the skin in such a way that the stitching is hidden within natural creases of the skin. Once the sufficient amount of skin, fat, and/or muscle have been removed and the desired result has been achieved, the stitches are placed to complete the surgery.

As each patient is different, and there are a number of different blepharoplasty techniques to address every concern, a more comprehensive discussion about the surgery will be discussed in your pre-consultation with a patient care manager, followed by your consultation with Dr. Buonassisi.

How long does it take to recover from blepharoplasty surgery?

We suggest that patients take about a week off of work, and about 2 weeks off from strenuous activities and exercise. Most patients are comfortable being back in the public eye after a couple of weeks, but full recovery takes several months. There are no visible scars from the incisions. You can expect to enjoy your results for at least 10 to 15 years, but as you age, your skin will begin to naturally droop over time.

Why choose 8 West Clinic for your blepharoplasty?

There are many reasons 8 West Clinic is constantly regarded as one of the best places in Vancouver for eyelid surgery. Besides the superior level of surgical skill provided by Dr. Buonassisi, here are some other examples of benefits and perks that set our patient experience apart for those considering blepharoplasty surgery.

  • The Blepharoplasty Bundle (for Upper Blepharoplasty Patients): Dr. Buonassisi’s upper blepharoplasty patients can take advantage of our Blepharoplasty Bundle–Vancouver’s only full-spectrum comprehensive offering for the ultimate upper blepharoplasty eye rejuvenation results. Ask your patient care manager about what’s included in your complimentary pre-consultation!
  • Comprehensive Approach: Rejuvenation is often holistic. We offer the full spectrum of both surgical and non-surgical treatments and specialists under one roof to be able to provide the best array of options and expertise to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.
  • Post-op Care: Patient care is just as important in the post-op period as it is before surgery. Each blepharoplasty patient is personally followed-up with at multiple points after their surgery, ensuring that communication is maintained throughout the healing process and beyond.
  • Surgical Scar Management Program: Dr. Buonassisi’s surgical patients gain exclusive access to our specially priced scar management treatments for those who would like to have this option available to them.
  • Surgical IV Therapy Program: Dr. Buonassisi’s surgical patients gain exclusive access to our specially priced IV vitamin therapy packages to help prepare their bodies holistically for surgery and recovery.  
  • Loyalty Points: Every patient earns Loyalty Points after their procedure, which is redeemable towards non-surgical treatments at the clinic. Favourite eye rejuvenation services include things like treating wrinkles around the upper face and eyes with Botox, sunken under-eyes with dermal fillers, fine lines and deeper wrinkles with lasers such as HALO or Contour TRL, eliminating pigmentation and redness with BBL, and more.


Description of the review, this text will be replaced by the actual reviews on load

Gillian K.
Blepharoplasty Surgery

Dr. B did my upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift). It was a great experience. I was well informed and completely cared for and I LOVE the results.

Laura W.
Blepharoplasty Surgery

I had Blepharoplasty done a few months ago to remove the bags from under my eyes. Dr. Buonassisi and his staff were very knowledgeable, professional and caring. The surgery was a success and I am very happy with the results. No more wearing makeup to cover up the bags.

Penny H
Blepharoplasty Surgery

The experience I had with 8 West was amazing. I felt listened to, they spoke to me in plain language and were very realistic about the potential outcome. I had my surgery and I am so pleased with the out come and the professional and caring staff.

Bonnie P.
Blepharoplasty Surgery

Dr. Buonassisi was very professional and friendly. He listened to my questions and was very honest about my expectations. I had a blepharoplasty done, its been two months and it looks fantastic. I look years younger and less tired. I would also say the staff are lovely and very helpful.

Get the conversation started

Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll introduce you to your dedicated Patient Care Manager who will be reaching out for a pre-assessment call⁠.

No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
Is first level