Lower Eyelid Surgery Can Smooth and Rejuvenate Your Appearance
If you struggle with under eye puffiness or wrinkles, or if your lower lids droop dramatically, you may want to consider lower eyelid surgery at our Darien, CT, practice. Dr. David Passaretti can correct a wide range of cosmetic issues at his state-licensed ambulatory care center. With his extensive experience and unrivaled attention to detail, he can provide natural results and virtually invisible scarring. If desired, Dr. Passaretti can combine lower eyelid surgery with an additional treatment, such as upper eyelid surgery, for more comprehensive and dramatic results. Whatever your specific course of treatment, he will monitor your recovery to minimize discomfort.
Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Right for You?
Lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, may be an excellent option if:
- You have severely drooping lower eyelids that expose the whites of your eyes
- The area under your eyes appears hollow or sunken
- You have pronounced under eye wrinkles
- You have bags or puffiness under your eyes
To qualify for blepharoplasty or any type of facial plastic surgery, you should be in overall good health. If you have a compromised immune system, eyelid surgery may not be right for you. If you smoke, you must be willing to quit for at least a few weeks before and following your surgery to ensure proper healing can take place. Before the procedure, Dr. Passaretti will discuss your options with you and plan your surgery, including where to place the incisions. Throughout the planning process, he will ensure that the procedure aligns with your specific cosmetic goals.
Blepharoplasty can result in a dramatically younger and more alert appearance. In some cases, the procedure can have health benefits, as well.
The Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Prior to beginning your surgery, Dr. Passaretti will administer anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort during the procedure. Once you are comfortable, the doctor will create an incision on the inside of the eyelid or where it will be well-hidden in your lower lash line. Through the opening, he will remove excess skin and, if necessary, tighten the muscles underneath your eyes. Often, under eye puffiness is the result of extra or displaced fat deposits. Dr. Passaretti can remove these cells or reposition them to give your face a smoother look. Finally, he will close the incisions. Any resulting scars will be tiny and essentially undetectable, thanks to the precise placement of the stitches.
Many patients enjoy outstanding results after lower eyelid surgery alone. Other patients choose to combine this procedure with additional treatments. Commonly combined procedures typically include upper eyelid surgery, a facelift, or cheek augmentation, among others. Dr. Passaretti will discuss these options with you at your pre-surgical consultation.
What to Expect after Lower Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty recovery takes approximately two weeks. During this time, some slight swelling and bruising is normal. You can minimize these effects by sleeping with your head elevated, using ice packs, and taking mild anti-inflammatory medications as prescribed. As the side effects subside, the results of your surgery will become visible. Blepharoplasty can result in a dramatically younger and more alert appearance. In some cases, the procedure can have health benefits, as well. By raising your drooping lower lids, Dr. Passaretti can protect your eyes from dryness and airborne irritants.
All medical procedures carry some risks, and lower eyelid surgery is no exception. Potential side effects may include infection, scarring, and excess tearing. Fortunately, Dr. Passaretti has years of experience with blepharoplasty. Therefore, when you choose our practice, you can expect to undergo an extremely safe procedure with stunning final effects.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Blepharoplasty
Find out how lower eyelid surgery can improve your look and boost your self-confidence. Call our office at (203) 405-2984 or contact our office online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Passaretti.
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