Woman with blepharoplasty procedure


Drooping eyelids and bags under your eyes can make you look much older than you feel and even interfere with your vision.

Dr. Peter Brownrigg performs blepharoplasty to remove sagging skin for improved peripheral vision and a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

Learn why patients with drooping or excess skin around their eyelids turn to Dr. Brownrigg for plastic surgery in Ottawa, Canada.

Dr. Brownrigg Explains How Blepharoplasty Can Reclaim Your Youthful Look

Preview your results before surgery.
Blepharoplasty targets eyelids that droop as well as excess skin around the lower eyelids, which can make a person look older than he or she is. Unlike many plastic surgeons who perform various body surgeries, Dr. Brownrigg strictly concentrates on facial cosmetic treatments at our Ottawa practice. This means you will be receiving treatment from a facial plastic surgeon who is a leading provider in his field.

Enhance Your Features and Confidence With Blepharoplasty

Reduce Signs of Aging

Dr. Brownrigg, our board-certified surgeon, can remove sagging skin from upper eyelids and bags from lower eyelids at one of Ottawa's top surgical centres. This can make you look the way you feel, boosting your self-confidence and impacting the way others view you.

Improve Peripheral Vision

If your upper eyelids droop significantly, it can be difficult to see your surroundings clearly. Removing this excess tissue can improve your vision.

Comprehensive Treatment

Dr. Brownrigg can combine eyelid surgery with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty, to create even more dramatic cosmetic results.

Blepharoplasty Is  a Consistently Popular Treatment

A Look at What Blepharoplasty Can Achieve

A Plastic Surgeon Who Cares Ottawa Trusts Dr. Brownrigg

Devoted to Facial Surgery 

Dr. Brownrigg devotes his practice exclusively to surgery of the face and neck, leading him to become one of Canada's foremost providers when it comes to facial enhancements. 

Emphasizes Compassionate Care

Our plastic surgeon strives to make each patient feel heard and understood before their procedure. Dr. Brownrigg emphasizes honesty and providing realistic expectations for patients. 

Professionally Affiliations 

Dr. Brownrigg is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, and is active in the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and other North American plastic surgery organizations. 

Feast Your Eyes on These 5-Star Reviews for Dr. Brownrigg


Lorraine Cormier


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I’ve been a customer with Dr Brownrigg since 1997. I really say that all the different procedure I had done by him where a success and the outcome to my total satisfaction. From blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, Botox, mole removal, Juvederm or Collagaen injections, he always respected my opinion, requests without trying to sell me more. I’ve been at other places and will NEVER go back ! Dr Brownrigg has my face in his hands!

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DeeDee Duncan


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Dr Brownrigg did a lower facelift and upper eyelid lift after 175 pound massive weight loss. I look like myself again only better I was even seen by two plastic surgery specialist 2 weeks later who could not tell that I had had a facelift ! I would recommend Peter and his team of experts at every step of the way

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4 Types of Eyelid Surgery

Number one

Upper Eyelid

If your eyes constantly look tired or your lids block your visual field, you may be a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Brownrigg will create an incision along the crease of the upper lid, remove excess skin, and tighten the surrounding tissue.
Number two

Lower Eyelid

If you have permanent bags underneath your eyes, you may be a candidate for lower eyelid surgery. During this cosmetic procedure, Dr. Brownrigg will create discreet incisions just below or inside the lower lids. He will then remove excess fat, creating smooth, rejuvenated contours.
Number three


Blepharoplasty patients sometimes combine their eyelid surgery with other procedures, such as facelift surgery or an endoscopic brow lift, for more dramatic results. As a face and neck surgery specialist, Dr. Brownrigg is skilled in determining which procedure or procedures will allow you to achieve your goals.

Number four


This type of eyelid surgery is suitable for people with more elastic skin. In this procedure, no skin is removed, just fat.

Preview Your Results With 3D Facial Imaging

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Dr. Brownrigg is one of the only surgeons in Canada who uses 3D facial imaging to help patients preview their results. Our Ottawa practice is equipped with the VECTRA® 3D system, which creates high-resolution, 3D images of what you could look like after surgery. This helps you "try on" your results and feel confident that you are undergoing the right treatment.

Preparing for Your Blepharoplasty

The first step in preparing for surgery is to schedule a consultation. You and Dr. Brownrigg will discuss your goals, medical history, and current prescriptions. Dr. Brownrigg can also determine if you are a good candidate at this time. If you are approved for cosmetic surgery, you will prepare by:

  • Adjusting medications that could increase the risk of surgical complications
  • Quitting smoking
  • Arranging for a friend or loved one to accompany you to surgery
  • Taking time off work
  • Following a detailed list of pre-op instructions

A Brief Overview of the Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that can typically be completed in one to two hours. It is a highly personalized form of cosmetic surgery designed to produce natural-looking results.
Side effects like swelling and bruising should fade in a week or two.
Side effects like swelling and bruising should fade in a week or two.


Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort during surgery.


Once you are safely asleep, Dr. Brownrigg will create tiny, discreet incisions around the upper or lower eyelids. He will then remove excess fat deposits and skin. The remaining skin will be tightened, giving you smoother, more youthful contours around the eyes.


In most cases, patients can go home to begin their recovery immediately after the procedure. You'll be given specific post-surgery care instructions, like using ice packs to reduce any bruising. Side effects like swelling and bruising should fade in a week or two.

Ready to Look Rested and Rejuvenated? Schedule Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation Today

There is a famous phrase that says the eyes are the window to the soul. If your eyelids are sagging, wrinkled, or puffy, your soul could look drowsy, aged, and stressed.

Safe, effective eyelid plastic surgery performed by esteemed board-certified surgeon Dr. Peter Brownrigg in Ottawa, Canada, can not only make you look younger and more alert but improve your vision, as well. He has over 40 years of top-level eyelid surgery experience.

Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brownrigg is the best way to determine if blepharoplasty can help you achieve your goals of looking younger and improving your obstructed vision. Use our online form or give us a call to set up an educational, no-pressure meeting with Dr. Brownrigg.

(613) 724-1214

Life After Eyelid Surgery

Your final results should be visible within a few months of your surgery. Although your skin will still be subject to the effects of natural aging, there are many ways to keep your results looking as good as possible. Avoid excessive sun exposure or wear protective eyewear, such as wraparound sunglasses. Also, refrain from smoking since smoking causes premature skin aging and other damage.

Our Refined Techniques Result in Minimal Scarring


Worried about scarring? Don't be. Modern blepharoplasty involves making incisions in the natural creases around the eye, so scars are virtually unnoticeable. Dr. Brownrigg uses state-of-the-art techniques to provide flattering results that look as natural as possible.

Dr. Brownrigg's Priority Is Your Safety & Comfort

You may be apprehensive about undergoing surgery on such a delicate part of your body. However, you can rest assured that Dr. Brownrigg follows the strictest standards of care when performing your surgery and will provide support throughout your recovery.

Pain is also a common patient concern. Local anesthesia will be used to numb your eyelid during surgery, and sedation will be administered to keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. After surgery, pain medication can be used to manage any discomfort.

A 5-Star Review by a Blepharoplasty Patient

"Had my eyes done by Dr. Brownrigg and the results are terrific. Wonderful staff and results. 5 star experience." Jean W.

Blepharoplasty vs. Non-Surgical Treatment

For patients who are not quite ready to undergo eyelid surgery, our Ottawa practice has non-surgical treatments available. BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can also address wrinkles around your eyes and are a more affordable option for many patients. However, these treatments must be touched up every few months and cannot correct sagging or excess skin. If these are your primary concerns, a surgical eye lift is typically your best option.

The Difference Between Blepharoplasty and a Brow Lift 

A forehead lift, also called a brow lift, focuses on lifting drifting eyebrows and smoothing the lines along the forehead and between the brows. This treatment can be combined with a blepharoplasty to give you a comprehensive enhancement. 

Patients Love Their Results


DeeDee Duncan


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Dr Brownrigg did a lower facelift and upper eyelid lift after 175 pound massive weight loss. I look like myself again only better I was even seen by two plastic surgery specialist 2 weeks later who could not tell that I had had a facelift ! I would recommend Peter and his team of experts at every step of the way

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Tina Margaret


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Dr. Brownrigg is absolutely amazing. I had a deviated septum and nasal valve collapse. I went in for an appt and then booked a surgery for a few months later. He came to talk to me before and after the surgery and made sure I was comfortable and calm. The surgery was a success! I can now breath much clearer than before and my nose looks beautiful!

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Dr. Brownrigg

Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (613) 724-1214 today.

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Dr. Brownrigg has been focusing exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1984!