The eyes are among our most noticeable features; when they appear tired or aged, it can affect the entire face. Fortunately, surgical solutions such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can help. Blepharoplasty corrects undesirable traits in and around the eyelids, including saggy upper lids or puffy lower lids. To speak with a qualified blepharoplasty surgeon in the Fairfield County area, please contact the plastic surgery office of David Passaretti today.
The ideal blepharoplasty candidate is in good overall physical and mental health, and free of any ophthalmic conditions that may increase the risks of eyelid surgery or compromise the results of the procedure. These include glaucoma, dry eye, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Blepharoplasty candidates should also have appropriate expectations of eyelid surgery; these can be discussed with Dr. Passaretti during a private consultation at our office.
Blepharoplasty can effectively treat the following patient concerns:
Eyelid surgery can treat the upper lids, lower lids, or both, depending on the patient’s individual needs. During upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Passaretti trims excess skin on the upper lids that may droop or sag into the line of vision. He removes unnecessary fat deposits and lifts the existing skin to create a more rested appearance. During lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Passaretti removes pockets of fat and excess skin that are causing bags under the eyes. If the problem is that the eye area looks “hollow” or “sunken-in,” Dr. Passaretti can redistribute fat to plump up the area. He may also tighten the muscles and remaining skin for optimal results.
With all of his blepharoplasty patients, Dr. Passaretti is cautious to avoid overcorrection. His goal is always to create natural-looking results, as opposed to leaving patients with an artificially surprised or “wide awake” appearance.
The most obvious benefit of blepharoplasty is a refreshed, more rested look around the eyes that has a rejuvenating effect on the entire face. This procedure alone can make patients look significantly younger. In addition, blepharoplasty can increase patient confidence by helping them feel better about their appearance. After the procedure, patients no longer need to worry about puffy under-eye bags causing a worn, tired appearance. Blepharoplasty has functional benefits as well, improving vision for patients who suffer from droopy upper eyelids. In fact, in instances where eyelid surgery is performed to improve vision, insurance may cover part or all of the cost of treatment. Finally, since incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the eyelids, scarring is rarely visible. Patients can feel confident about improving their appearance surgically, without others knowing.
If you’d like more information about blepharoplasty, contact the Fairfield County office of David Passaretti, M.D. We offer personal consultations as a chance for you to meet Dr. Passaretti and discuss how eyelid surgery can benefit you.