Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgery to correct disfigurement, defects and deformities in the eyelid. It is also used in aesthetic purposes to remove hooded eyelids or improve the overall look of the eye. As we age, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles weaken. This can result in drooping upper lids, along with bags under the eyes. When someone has a hooded eyelid, it means that the natural crease of the eye is not easily seen – this can result in difficult-to-apply makeup and limits the options for makeup application available.
By taking out excess skin and fat around the eye, Dr. Matthew Lynch can help with drooping and hooded eyelids and allow you to have the eyes you’ve always dreamed of. This outpatient surgery occurs under local anaesthesia, and takes about two to four hours to complete. Following the surgery, you will be able to recover at home and will be prescribed with medication for any discomfort you might feel. Icing the eye area is also recommending during this time. Stitches will be removed in a few days following the surgery, and you will be able to wear makeup and contact lenses within a week of completion.
By removing the fatty tissue and excess skin, Dr. Lynch is able to limit the look of wrinkles and give your face a more refreshed and youthful look. By removing the wrinkles around your eyes and giving you smoother skin, you will not only look younger—you will no longer look so tired as well! The procedure is sometimes combined with Botox, chemical peels and laser resurfacing so as to improve your overall look as much as possible.
They say the eye is the window to the soul—and many people say the eyes are the best attraction on a person. Let your eyes be the focal point of your face, and showcase the beauty that lies within.