Frequently Asked Questions

What separates Dr. Gill from other Plastic Surgeons?

Dr. Gill is the founding medical director of Eye Face Institute and he has completed 5 years of ophthalmology (eye surgery) training followed by an accredited 2-year fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery. This training uniquely qualifies Dr. Gill as an “eyelid expert”, also known as an oculoplastic surgeon. He performs over 1,500 eyelid and facial procedures each year. Unlike plastic surgeons who operate on the entire body, the most common procedures performed by Dr. Gill are cosmetic blepharoplasty and laser eyelid surgery (skin resurfacing). He is extremely specialized in this area of facial plastic surgery. Being an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Dr. Gill trains resident and fellow surgeons, and he is regularly invited to lecture internationally to share his specialized knowledge and insights.  

Why should I choose Eye Face Institute?

Eye Face Institute is a center of excellence exclusively devoted to cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the eyelids and the face. Our team of specialized eye plastic and facial plastic surgeons has advanced training to deliver safe, natural results using a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

What types of treatments are offered at Eye Face Institute?

Eye Face Institute offers a large armamentarium of cosmetic treatment options for the eyelids and face including the Radiant Eyes, Radiant Face™ protocol, laser skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial, injectables (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, etc.), fat grafting and fat transfer, medical-grade chemical peels, radiofrequency tightening, thread lifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery, cosmetic chin surgery, forehead lift, neck lift, surgical facelift, and more. In addition, eyelid and facial reconstructive procedures, including lesion removal, are performed for many functional/structural/congenital disorders by our dedicated team of surgeons. Please note that we do not perform routine eye exams or intraocular surgical procedures such as cataract surgery.

Where are surgeries performed?

Eye Face Institute has a state-of-the-art surgical suite on site that is accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

How should I choose a surgeon?

The relationship between patient and surgeon is sacred and is one based on mutual trust, respect, and confidence. This is especially true when surgery is to be undertaken on the delicate structures around the eyes and face, which are not only highly visible from an aesthetic point of view but are also vital for clear vision and optimal facial health. You must do thorough research about your surgeon’s training and reputation but also listen to your gut feeling after consultation in person.

How would I know if I am a good candidate for the surgery of my choice?

During your consultation with us, we will thoroughly review your active issues and desired results to devise a customized treatment plan. Our philosophy is to present the pros and cons of all potential treatment options and then we help answer questions so you can make an informed decision.

How much time off work should I take?

Most eyelid and facial treatments/surgeries have minimal downtime and patients will usually take 1-2 weeks off from work.

What if I cannot afford the entire cost of surgery but would like to proceed?

Our Surgical Scheduler will help you apply for innovative financing options.

What if I find another surgeon who will do it for cheaper?

Although we are 100% committed to ensuring that you receive much more value than the investment you make in terms of time and money with us, the final decision is always up to you. We encourage you to go with your gut feeling about which surgeon will deliver you the best value. A word of caution, however, is that in our experience, patients who require revision surgery suffer much more loss emotionally, physically, and financially so it’s crucial your surgery is done right the first time around.  

How much bruising can I expect?

Because of the rich blood supply to the eyelids and face, there is often bruising after surgery that can last for 3-14 days. In some patients, this can last longer if they have thinner blood (naturally-thin or from blood-thinning medications/supplements).

How much does it cost for a consultation with the surgeon?

The Eye Face Institute team of surgeons does not charge for your initial consultation with us. The reason for this is that, in our experience, patients who meet with us in person can feel our commitment, competence, and passion to deliver outstanding results and rarely do they feel any need to go elsewhere. We do ask that because of our current lengthy wait-list, you notify the office immediately if you are unable to make it for a scheduled appointment.  

If I need a few different procedures, can I do them all at once?

Yes, often we can devise a customized treatment plan incorporating all interventions in one surgical setting. However, it is better in some cases to use a staged approach for the best long-term results.

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