If you were asked to picture an artist, you’d probably dream up someone with paint on their clothes and fingers, toiling away at an easel. Or maybe you’d picture someone hunched over a desk, fingers smudged and drawing page after page. What you’re probably not picturing is someone in a white coat. But when it comes to cosmetic surgery, the best surgeons are also artists.
Ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Baker brings an artist’s touch to cosmetic eyelid surgery, a common treatment that can subtly, yet drastically, enhance the appearance of the eyes. Dr. Baker has earned an excellent reputation by providing a compassionate and creative approach to reconstructive eye surgery for over 20 years, as well as for developing novel surgical techniques.
“I believe that the extra time spent with my patients helps me understand their specific needs, so I truly understand what they’re hoping to see,” he says.
Dr. Baker performs both functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery and eyelid lifts at his Victoria clinic. Functional treatments remove excess fat or skin to improve peripheral vision. Cosmetic treatments can create a new look and feel around the eye area, giving a more youthful, well-rested appearance.
Eyelid surgery can reshape both your upper or lower eyelids, by removing or repositioning excess tissue as well as reinforcing surrounding muscles and tendons. This reduces puffy lower eyelid bags and decreases the wrinkling of the surrounding skin.
The results of eyelid surgery look natural, and scars are hidden, so no one should know you’ve had work done. This procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia and a mild sedative. Recovery takes a few weeks, depending on the patient.
Focusing on artistic detail, Dr. Baker creates a rejuvenated appearance. With meticulous care as both an accomplished surgeon and an artist, he sculpts eyelid tissue, paying close attention to function and aesthetics.
“Eyelid surgery can truly change people’s lives in terms of helping them see better, look younger and feel more comfortable without the excess weight in the eye area,” says Dr. Baker. “Our clinic serves hundreds of patients for this procedure each year.”