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Blepharoplasty in Fairfield County, CT

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Brighten Your Eyes, Brighten Your Perspective

The eyes are among our most noticeable features; when they appear tired or aged, it can affect the entire face. Many people deal with sagging, drooping upper eyelids or puffy, baggy lower eyelids. In either case, for our patients in Fairfield County Blepharoplasty can give your eyes a youthful, brilliant appearance and a sense of rejuvenation.

Expert Fairfield blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. David Passaretti can correct undesirable traits in and around the eyelids with skilled precision and the highest quality care. So if you’re ready for a new look and a new outlook, blepharoplasty may be a great cosmetic surgery option for you. To speak with a qualified blepharoplasty surgeon in Fairfield County and the surrounding area, please contact the plastic surgery office of David Passaretti today.

Blepharoplasty with Dr. David Passaretti

For all of our patients in Fairfield County, CT, we believe you should look great, but one of our primary goals in aesthetic surgery is that no one should ever look like they’ve had work done. Just as important, we want to ensure that every patient has a comfortable, relaxed, and friendly experience in our office. With his extensive skill and expertise in eyelid surgery, Dr. David Passaretti, MD, FACS, can give you outstanding, natural blepharoplasty results along with a caring, comfortable experience.

Blepharoplasty is also commonly combined with a minimally invasive brow lift. The position of the brow can dramatically affect the appearance of the upper lid. The combination of these two procedures is often exactly what a patient needs to get the natural, lifted look they are looking for.

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Aging or environmental factors can cause the eye area, particularly for some the eyelid, to droop or sag and lose elasticity in the skin and muscles. Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid to open the eye and eliminate the appearance of droopiness or sleepiness for a bright, vibrant appearance. This surgery involves very tiny, delicate incisions followed by the removal of skin and the adjustment of excess fat for a tighter, more youthful look. Since this is a very sensitive surgery, it is very important to seek out an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Passaretti’s experience and expertise in the area provide safe and brilliant results.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

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 blepharoplasty.

Finally, since incisions are hidden in the eyelids’ natural creases, scarring is rarely visible. Patients can feel confident about improving their appearance surgically without others knowing. Fairfield County blepharoplasty patients can benefit from:

  • Brighter, more awake look
  • Confidence in conversation
  • Easier makeup application
  • Improved vision
  • Safe and effective treatment

Am I a candidate for Blepharoplasty?

The ideal eyelid surgery candidate is in good overall physical 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 which can be discussed with Dr. Passaretti during a private blepharoplasty consultation at our Fairfield County plastic surgery office. Blepharoplasty can effectively treat the following patient concerns:

  • Droopy upper lids that hang over the eyes
  • Puffy pockets of fat or “bags” under the eyes
  • An overall tired appearance in the eye area
  • Vision issues due to sagging eyelids
  • Desire for minimally invasive correction

Consultation and Preparation

During a consultation for blepharoplasty Connecticut plastic surgeon, Dr. Passaretti, and the team will use the time to get to know you, your health history, and your aesthetic goals. Blepharoplasty surgery is not identical for every patient, so we will discuss the options and create a comprehensive treatment plan that best suits your specific needs and preferences.

Blepharoplasty is sometimes combined with non-surgical treatments like injectables for an overall upper facial rejuvenation. It is also common to combine a blepharoplasty with a brow lift, as the positioning of the brow can significantly affect the upper lid. In some cases, prior to surgery, we will request lab work and will ask you to pause certain medications a few days prior to surgery. If you smoke, it’s very important to quit for several weeks beforehand since smoking can significantly inhibit the healing process.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Eyelid surgery can treat the upper lids, lower lids, or both, depending on the patient’s individual needs. Since Dr. Passaretti is highly skilled in this procedure, with each blepharoplasty patient, he is cautious to avoid overcorrection. His goal is always to create natural-looking results and avoid leaving patients with an artificially surprised or “wide awake” appearance. Blepharoplasty is sometimes performed under general anesthesia, but very often, a combination of local anesthetic and sedation is used since it is a relatively minor procedure. The surgery usually takes about one to two hours from start to finish.

Upper Blepharoplasty

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. Depending on your care plan, we will start by giving you either anesthesia or sedation. Then, during upper eyelid surgery, a small, discreet incision is made along the upper crease or curvature of the eyelid. Dr. Passaretti then trims excess skin as well as removes any unnecessary fat deposits and lifts the existing skin to create a firmer, smoother, more rested appearance. Finally, dissolvable stitches, or sometimes stitches that need to be removed later, will be placed with care to minimize the appearance of scars as much as possible.

Lower Blepharoplasty

During lower eyelid surgery, anesthesia or sedation will be given as predetermined during consultation. Dr. Passaretti will then remove 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. Often with lower eyelid surgery, incisions can be made on the inside of the lower eyelid, which are typically closed with dissolvable stitches. If skin is to be removed or tightened, access from the outside is required, and a tiny incision is made just millimeters below the lower lash line. This may be closed with either dissolvable or removable sutures.

Combined Blepharoplasty

Many patients who are considering both upper and lower surgery opt to combine the two surgeries. Most of the techniques involved in each individual surgery remain the same. Combined eyelid surgery is beneficial and convenient because you can save time and money by only needing to undergo one sedation and one recovery period.

With all of his patients seeking to receive blepharoplasty Fairfield County plastic surgeon, 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.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Blepharoplasty recovery usually takes about one to two weeks. Immediately after surgery, your eyes may feel sore or tight. Some expected sensations and side effects after surgery include watery eyes, sensitivity to light, swelling or puffiness, itchiness, bruising, and blurry vision from eye-safe lubricating ointment used during the procedure. All of these symptoms should resolve on their own within about two to three weeks, and you will be given instructions for icing and proper cleaning of the area. For some patients, slight swelling may last as long as 6 to 8 weeks. You should avoid wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks after surgery to prevent disturbing the healing process. Final results are usually visible within 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

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Why Dr. David Passaretti?

Dr. David Passaretti is a board-certified plastic surgeon and blepharoplasty expert who has received numerous accolades from institutions, including Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Vitals Top Doctor, and Connecticut Magazine, among others. With an extensive background of education and experience, Dr. Passaretti is passionate about providing the most natural results possible and giving patients the joy that comes with a boost of confidence after cosmetic surgery. He and his stellar team treat each patient like family and strive to provide the best aesthetic care available in Fairfield County.

Schedule Your Fairfield County Blepharoplasty Consultation at The Aesthetic Center Today

If you’d like more information about blepharoplasty, contact the Fairfield County office at (203) 656-9999 or chat with us online. We offer personal consultations as a chance for you to meet with Dr. Passaretti and discuss how eyelid surgery can benefit you.

Dr. David Passaretti, Plastic Surgeon Fairfield County

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Yes, it is a very common procedure. For the last ten years, eyelid surgery has been among the top four cosmetic surgeries in the country and, more recently, in the top two.

You will not feel any pain during the surgery. Afterward, there may be some discomfort or mild pain that can often be addressed with OTC painkillers.

Connecticut blepharoplasty patients may experince common side effects include swelling or bruising. Rare complications could include infection or skin discoloration.

For most patients, especially with excellent skin care and sun protection practices, the results of blepharoplasty last many years and can even be life-long.

Yes, blepharoplasty is typically used to remove excess skin and improve the droopy appearance of hooded eyes.

Upper and lower blepharoplasty are often combined since the result is only one recovery time instead of two separate periods.

Patients of any age over 18 can be good candidates for blepharoplasty. If you are seeking surgery specifically for age-related corrections, after 40 years old is usually optimal.

Most patients are fully recovered after one to two weeks.

The cost of blepharoplasty depends on the extent of the surgery needed and if you will be combining upper and lower.

If you need blepharoplasty to correct vision obstruction, this is often covered by insurance. However, strictly cosmetic eyelid surgery is not covered.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien, CT, or anywhere around Fairfield County, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti.

722 Post Rd, Ste 201, Darien, CT 06820