With blepharoplasty Fairfield County plastic surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman can ease these signs of aging, so your eyes reflect more energy, confidence, and youth.
Drooping skin, puffiness, or under-eye circles can make you look tired and even age the appearance of the face. Ready to learn more about the benefits of eyelid surgery at our Fairfield County, CT, practice?
We invite you to explore our gallery of outstanding blepharoplasty patient results.
Depending on your situation, your personalized Darien blepharoplasty focuses specifically on the signs of aging bothering you the most.
Dr. Newman’s decades of experience as a Connecticut plastic surgeon, combined with his knowledge of the latest techniques and technological innovations, provide you with the perfect combination of expertise, care, and innovation. We call it “The Newman Difference.”
By addressing droopy eyelids or under-eye bags, you can look younger, healthier, and more well-rested.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can improve the signs of aging so you can feel more confident about your appearance.
When your upper eyelids droop, they can interfere with clear vision. Dr. Newman can tighten the skin around the eyes to relieve this issue.
For more dramatic results, Dr. Newman can combine blepharoplasty with other procedures, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty.
If drooping eyelids affect your field of vision or make 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 Fairfield County, other areas the United States, and overseas. To schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact us online or call us at: (203) 656-9999
“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)”
—Hope Clarfield | 2017VIEW ON GOOGLE
“I have been a patient of Dr. Newman since I believe 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.”
—Anthony m | 2020VIEW ON GOOGLE
"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 what's 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!"
—Nancy Hall Hamilla | January, 2020VIEW ON GOOGLE
“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!”
—Emma Mary | January 2020VIEW ON GOOGLE
“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!”
—Kelly K | November 2019VIEW ON GOOGLE
“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!”
—Paule | September 2019VIEW ON GOOGLE
Blepharoplasty can remove excess skin on the upper eyelids that hangs over the eyes.
Eyelid surgery can target issues that make you look tired, such as dark circles and sagging lids.
Blepharoplasty can soften wrinkles around the eyes for a more youthful appearance.
With lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Newman can address sagging, puffing skin below the eyes.
An Incredibly Popular Treatment
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 Fairfield County, CT, practice, he can determine if eyelid surgery is the right facial plastic surgery for you or whether a non-surgical option can help.FIND OUT IF YOU'RE A CANDIDATE
Individuals considering surgery should not have any health issues that could cause complications.
Since nicotine can interfere with healing, it is important to stop with plenty of time before surgery.
While blepharoplasty can provide significant rejuvenation, it cannot completely reverse the effects of aging.
Dr. Newman can address the upper or lower eyelids when performing surgery at our Fairfield County, 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 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 puffiness and under-eye circles by tightening the skin and removing excess fat from the eyelids.
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 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.
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.
For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made in the eyelid’s natural crease, beginning at the inside corner of the eye and extending past the outer corner.
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.
Dr. Newman will carefully remove or reposition fatty tissue, tighten underlying muscle tissue, and trim away excess skin and fat as needed.
The incisions are then closed with sutures.
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.
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. After that, you can return to ordinary activity, but strenuous activities should be avoided for approximately a month after surgery.
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.
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.
Dr. Newman has helped many patients enhance their facial appearance with blepharoplasty at our Fairfield County practice. We invite you to explore before-and-after photos of his patients.
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 practice in Fairfield County.
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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) 656-9999
During consultations at our Fairfield County, CT, practice, we discuss typical post-operative side effects of eyelid surgery, which include:
Some pain is common after many cosmetic procedures. However, the discomfort from eyelid surgery is usually minimal.
Bruising And Swelling
As with any plastic surgery procedure, some bruising and swelling can be expected. However, this generally fades in the days following treatment.
Dr. Newman applies an ointment to lubricate and protect the eyes. This can temporarily blur your vision.
Tightness Of The Skin
A result of post-surgical swelling, tightness, or itchiness of the skin usually diminishes quickly.
The venue where the 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 offer our patients increased privacy and 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 first to 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.
A reputable surgeon will likely cost more than a less experienced surgeon, but the likelihood of an excellent outcome is far greater.
Cost also varies according to the extent of treatment necessary to achieve your goals. A more dramatic change will cost more.
Blepharoplasty cost is typically higher for out-of-town and overseas patients simply because of the cost of accommodations.
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 Fairfield County practice.
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. You will likely need to undergo regular treatments to maintain your results. Non-surgical treatments, along with additional procedures such as facelift and browlift, can also enhance treatment results.
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 coronavirus? We are here to help. As the only private surgical facility in the state, we maintain:
Don't postpone your procedure. Contact us today. Dr. Newman and his highly trained team take every precaution to see patients and perform surgeries in a safe, sterile environment. We meet all government regulations and recommendations by:
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.
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:
To schedule a consultation at our Darien, CT, plastic surgery center, contact us online, or call our office (203) 656-9999.
Dr. Newman and his team will continue to provide safe, comfortable, world-class care thanks to their private, free-standing surgical facility. We are here to help you get answers to your questions, plan appointments safely and securely, and eliminate wait times. Consultation over video chat and Skype are available. Schedule your consult today.