Before and after eyelid surgery

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Drooping skin, puffiness, or under eye circles can make you look tired and even age the appearance of the face.

Dr. Fredric Newman can ease these signs of aging with eyelid surgery so your eyes reflect more energy, confidence, and youth.

Ready to learn more about the benefits of eyelid surgery at our Darien, CT, practice?

Before and after eyelid surgery

We invite you to explore our gallery of outstanding blepharoplasty patient results

Dr. Newman's Distinguished Affiliations

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We Are Open - and Practicing Safe Distancing ​How We're Fighting the Spread of COVID-19...

Dr. Newman is working with local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to continue serving patients during the COVID-19 situation. While other practices are closed, Dr. Newman and his team will continue to provide safe, comfortable, world-class care thanks to their private, free-standing surgical facility. Further updates or possible closure will be posted daily.

Has your elective procedure been canceled or postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirusWe are here to help. As the only private surgical facility in the state, we maintain: 

The highest standard of cleanliness and patient care

One of the lowest rate of infection of any facility in the state

Concierge-style care allowing us to serve only one patient at a time

Don't postpone your procedureContact us today. Dr. Newman and his highly trained team are taking every precaution to see patients and perform surgeries in a safe, sterile environment. We meet all government regulations and recommendations by:

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Eliminating wait times and waiting room use

Carefully handling each patient from arrival to departure

Dr. Newman and his team appreciate your flexibility and cooperation, and we look forward to catering to your needs—today. To request your consultation, contact us online or call our practice at (203) 656-9999.

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Ready to Rejuvenate Your Features & Expand Your Field of Vision?  Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

If drooping eyelids are affecting your field of vision or making you appear older, we can help. Dr. Fredric Newman is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who will tailor the procedure to your unique needs. He places a strong emphasis on providing fully customized procedures in the utmost safety, designed to provide significant long-term benefits.

In fact, Dr. Newman is one of the few plastic surgeons who can perform procedures at his own private, accredited surgical center rather than a hospital or third-party facility. This feature helps make your plastic surgery procedure as efficient, comfortable, and affordable as possible.

We serve individuals from Darien, Fairfield County, other areas of Connecticut and the United States, and overseas.

To schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact us online or call us at:

(203) 872-5299

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Hope Clarfield


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I had a great experience with Dr. Newman. After having my lower eyelids done by him a few years ago, it was time for another rejuvenation - I wanted a laser resurfacing treatment. the procedure went exactly as Dr. Newman had promised it would, he had explained the pre op and post op care to me as did his wonderful nurse. I look fantastic - the healing took the amount of time the doctor had said it would. My friends ask if I've been on vacation and say that I look ten years younger. When I tell people my age, they are amazed! (PS  Dr. Newman is a kind, caring and talented doctor with a kind and attentive staff)

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anthony m


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I have been a patient of Dr. Newman since I beleive 2013. For me, that in itself says something about his expertise and quality of work. The office and medical staff are very friendly and its always been a very good experience whenever I am there. In my opinion, Dr. Newman is the best plastic surgeon in the business. He is very friendly, gives you lots of time, is detailed, organized and confident in making you the best you can look.

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What Can Eyelid Surgery Address?

Not Sure Eyelid Surgery Is Right for You?

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With over 30 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Newman has the knowledge and expertise to provide results that enhance your self-esteem as well as your appearance.

During a consultation at our Darien, CT, practice, he can determine if eyelid surgery is the right facial plastic surgery for you or whether a non-surgical option can help. 

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Take a Look at How Blepharoplasty Works...

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Types of  Blepharoplasty

Dr. Newman can address the upper or lower eyelids when performing surgery at our Darien, CT, facility. In both procedures, scars can be hidden in the lash line or the crease of the eyelid for natural-looking results.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty can remove drooping skin and fat in the upper eyelids that can obscure vision and cause patients to look tired or angry.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty can reduce puffiness and under eye circles by tightening the skin and removing excess fat from the eyelids.

Worried about Scarring?

Modern Techniques Make Scarring Virtually Undetectable

Dr. Newman uses modern surgical techniques to minimize the appearance of scarring after blepharoplasty. In upper eyelid surgery, he creates the incisions in the natural crease of the eyelid. For lower eyelid surgery, he can place the incision just below the lash line. Dr. Newman works carefully to provide patients with a rested and rejuvenated appearance with no obvious scarring.

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The Procedure:
What to Expect

Although the length of your procedure will vary depending on the extent of your surgery and whether you are combining other treatments, the procedure typically lasts one to two hours.


The anesthesiologist will provide anesthesia so that you remain unconscious during the entire procedure.

Upper Eyelid Incisions

For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelid, beginning at the inside corner of the eye and extending past the outer corner.

Lower Eyelid Incisions

During lower eyelid surgery, the incision is usually made just beneath the lower eyelashes. For those who do not require extensive adjustments, lower blepharoplasty can sometimes be performed with an incision on the inside of the eyelid.

Tissue Tightening and Removal

Dr. Newman will carefully remove or reposition fatty tissue, tighten underlying muscle tissue, and trim away excess skin and fat as needed.

Closing the Incisions

The incisions are then closed with sutures.

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Nancy Hall Hamilla

January, 2020

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I’ve been coming to Dr.Newman for about 10 years now and he truly is THE BEST PLASTIC SURGEON IN AMERICA. He is excellent in his profession and actually cares about his patients. I love how he updates me on whats newest in the field but does not ever push treatments, he educates. His work has been beautiful and I’m pleased with the results after every visit. He is my anti-aging secret!

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Emma Mary

January, 2020

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I had a great experience with Dr. Newman! I am glad I chose Dr. Newman for my surgery, he and the nurses were amazing, and took care of me. Everyone in the office greeted me with warm welcomes! Even the follow ups afterward made me feel cared for and important. Definitely would recommend coming here!

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The Recovery

The Day of Surgery

Elevating your head and applying cold compresses to the eyes will help to minimize any swelling from blepharoplasty. It is particularly important to rest with your head up so that the fluids causing the swelling cannot accumulate. 

The First Week

Bruising around the eyes will increase up to a point and then fade. However, you can use makeup to conceal any lingering discoloration after a week. You may also experience blurred vision, excess tears or dry eyes, itchiness in the area, or sensitivity to light.

Stitches will be removed or will dissolve by the end of the week. You can return to ordinary activity, but strenuous activities should be avoided for approximately a month after surgery.

The First Several Weeks

After about four weeks, you can resume more strenuous activities and the use contact lenses. At this point, you should no longer experience blurry vision or sensitivity to light.

The Results: Natural-Looking & Potentially Life-Changing

Most patients are pleased with their blepharoplasty experience and their newly invigorated appearance. In fact, greater confidence in one's appearance can often lend itself to greater confidence in professional and social engagements. Most people will not realize that you have undergone a surgical procedure but may comment that you look younger, healthier, and better rested. 

Striking Rejuvenation

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Dr. Newman has helped many patients enhance their facial appearance with blepharoplasty at our Darien practice. We invite you to explore before-and-after photos of his patients.

The Cost of Eyelid Surgery

Affordable, Transparent Pricing

The cost of eyelid surgery depends on your choice of surgeon, the extent of surgery, the purpose of your surgery, and a number of other factors. For example, functional blepharoplasty procedures can remove excess skin obstructing your field of vision. Because this is intended to improve your vision, insurance plans may cover part of the cost. In contrast, blepharoplasty performed for cosmetic purposes can provide a dramatic aesthetic enhancement but is not covered by insurance.

On average, though, an upper or lower blepharoplasty costs about $3,000 for both sides, and about $6,000 for upper and lower on both sides. More information on your estimated blepharoplasty cost will be explained during a consultation with Dr. Fredric Newman at our Darien practice in Fairfield County. 

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Kelly K

November, 2019

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Dr. Newman is incredible! His bedside manner is next to none. He is patient, kind and gentle and takes the extra time to explain everything in terms patients understand. I am so thankful to have such a top notch, well respected surgeon I can depend on. Thank you for all you’ve done!

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September, 2019

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I've had a wonderful experience. Dr. Newman is kind and gentle. He's and artist. Whenever I feel insecure I have to remember that I am a new me. He has done a wonderful job and I am having more  work done after the holidays. I recommend Dr. Newman for men and women! He's an artiste!

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Contact Our Practice
for a Price Quote

During your initial consultation, Dr. Newman will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. If he determines that you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, he will create a customized treatment plan and a member of our staff will provide an overall cost estimate. We can work with you to place the cost of your aesthetic goals comfortably within your budget.

To schedule a consultation at our practice in Fairfield County, contact us online or call us at:

(203) 872-5299

Factors Affecting Cost

The venue where surgery takes place is a significant cost factor. Hospitals are the costliest option, while an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) or third-party surgical venue costs less. Dr. Newman has his own surgical center certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, which is considered the gold standard for patient care and safety. In addition, the center meets the stringent requirements of the State of Connecticut, the same agency that credentials hospital operating rooms.

Having our own ambulatory surgical facility allows us to not only offer our patients increased privacy, but also provides significant cost savings compared to a hospital or ASC. We follow a strict screening protocol and do not treat anyone with infections. Patients need to first undergo pre-operative testing, after which they are cleared to receive treatment at our facility. This has ensured that we have an infection rate of nearly zero.

Worried about How to Pay for Surgery?

Financing Options Available

Patients who undergo blepharoplasty to improve their vision can expect that insurance may cover a portion of the cost. If not, we can still recommend a number of financing options including CareCredit® and Comprehensive Finance, which offer low-interest monthly payment plans for qualified applicants. Dr. Newman and his team believe that treatment should be within reach for all individuals who desire it and we will do everything we can to make your treatment more affordable at our Darien practice.

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Alternatives to Eyelid Surgery

Explore Your Options

For patients who are not ready to undergo surgery, Dr. Newman can recommend a non-surgical alternative such as microdermabrasion, or laser treatments. However, it is important to remember that non-surgical treatments do not provide the same long-lasting results as eyelid surgery and you will likely need to undergo regular treatments in order to maintain your results.

Non-surgical treatments, along with additional procedures such as facelift and browlift, can also enhance the results of treatment.

Dr. Fredric Newman

Dr. Fredric Newman MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman's extensive training and experience in plastic surgery began at Yale College, and he completed his general surgical training at Harvard Medical School. He has performed thousands of procedures during his career and is affiliated with a number of top-tier universities and professional associations, including:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office (203) 656-9999

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Dr. Newman listened but he also educated me. In addition to his results, it really came down to the confidence that he instilled in me. - Kim, Actual Patient

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