Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Your eyes are one of your most expressive features. Aesthetically pleasing eyes can reflect energy and confidence, while drooping skin, puffiness, or dark circles can make you look tired or unhappy. Fortunately, these signs of aging can be corrected with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). If you are self-conscious about sagging eyelids, or if your eyelids are obstructing your vision, eyelid surgery by Dr. Fredric Newman in Darien, CT, can deliver the results you desire.
With over 30 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Fredric Newman can help you achieve natrual-looking results that improve your confidence as well as your appearance.
Types of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty can address the upper or lower eyelids. 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 can reduce baggy skin under the eyes by tightening the skin and underlying tissues. Both procedures are simple, and scars can be easily hidden in the lashline for supremely natural-looking results.
You may be a candidate for upper eyelid surgery if you suffer from:
- The disappearance of the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Excess skin in the upper eyelids that hangs over the eyes (sometimes called "hooded eyelids")
- Eyelids that obstruct vision
- A tired appearance
You may be a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery if you have:
- Wrinkles below the eyes
- Sagging, puffing skin
- Dark circles below the eyes
To complement your eyelid surgery, you may want to consider additional procedures offered at the Aesthetic Surgery Center, such facial implants, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Newman can help create a treatment plan based on what you hope to achieve.
Patients typically undergo general anesthesia during blepharoplasty to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. The procedure lasts one to three hours, depending on the extent of surgery.
Upper eyelid surgery begins with an incision, usually made in the natural crease of the eyelid, beginning at the inside corner of the eye and extending past the outer corner. Through this incision, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat. The incision is then closed with sutures. The folds of the eyelid can hide resulting scars.
During lower eyelid surgery, the incision is usually made just beneath the lower eyelashes. The surgeon trims away excess skin, tightens underlying muscle tissue, and can remove or reposition fatty tissue. The incisions are then closed. For patients who do not require extensive adjustments, lower blepharoplasty can sometimes be performed with an incision on the inside of the eyelid.
After blepharoplasty, some discomfort can be expected for about three days. This can be easily managed with over-the-counter medication. Swelling can subside within about five days, and patients can expect to see their final results within about three weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
With over 30 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Fredric Newman has the knowledge and expertise to provide results that enhance your self-esteem as well as your appearance. During a consultation with Dr. Newman, he can help determine if eyelid surgery is the right facial plastic surgery procedure for you. Contact us online or call (203) 987-6284 to schedule your appointment.
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