Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure designed to create a bright and fresh appearance of the eyes, enhancing your self-confidence and appearance. The procedure involves removing the excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, correcting any drooping or puffiness that makes you look older than you should. While it won’t remove brow sagging and crow’s feet, it will give you a rejuvenated and more youthful look. Dr. Daniel Martin, who performs Toronto eyelid surgery regularly, specializes in several advanced eyelid surgery procedures. These techniques are often matched with a brow/forehead lift in order to maximize the aesthetic enhancing results.
Dr. Martin will discuss all options with you and will create a course of action designed to meet your needs. All clients are different and it is very important to Dr. Martin to design a custom plan to yield the best results possible. Dr. Martin will then explain how to best prepare yourself in the days leading up to the surgery, and review with you what to expect from the procedure. The Blepharoplasty may be performed in Dr. Martin’s office or an operating room, depending on the pre-determined plan.
Toronto eyelid surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin, through his extensive experience, determines the best location to make the incision is within the crease of the eyelid. When performed expertly, the incision lines can be hidden within the natural folds of the skin, and Dr. Martin takes great care to do so. Dr. Martin also uses ultra-fine sutures in order to help lessen scarring.
Is a Toronto Blepharoplasty procedure a good fit for me?
There are several medical afflictions that make someone a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
- Ptosis. Ptosis is the medical term for drooping eyelids, an affliction that can be acquired later in life due to age but can also be found in people of all ages due to genetics. This can cause impaired eyesight including difficulty reading and executing tasks. The eyelid procedure, performed by Toronto Blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Daniel Martin, will help clear your vision and allow you a much-improved quality of life.
- Ectropion/Entropion. Ectropion or Entropion refers specifically to the position of the lower eyelid. When this occurs, the eyelid droops and occasionally turns outward. Effects of this can be excessive tearing, dryness of the eyelid, irritation and chronic pain. More severe results may be scratched corneas, or corneal ulcers which can permanently damage your vision.
- Reduced peripheral vision
- Puffiness around the eyelids
- Loose skin /bags above or below the eyelids
If you are affected by any of the medical conditions above, contact Dr. Daniel Martin to book your consultation today.
Are my Toronto eyelid surgery expectations reasonable?
The purpose of this procedure is to create a more exuberant and youthful look, one that may have passed during the course of time. There is not a set outcome for this procedure that applies to all patients. After all, everyone is unique. However, a fresher look can be expected provided there are no complications and the results occur as expected.
How long does it take to recover?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a very basic procedure. While the treatment is being performed, unnecessary skin and fatty tissue are removed through tiny, inconspicuous incisions along the creases of the upper and lower eyelids. Recovery time can last between one and two weeks, during which bruising, swelling and discomfort may occur in some patients. It should be noted that most people, within just a few days, tend to be healed enough to go out provided their eyes are well covered with sunglasses. Complete recovery can be expected in two to three weeks. Postoperative care is of paramount importance to Dr. Daniel Martin and his team, and all patients are given the appropriate bandages and medicine required for recovery as well as detailed instructions for best at home care.