Refresh Your Appearance with Upper Eyelid Surgery
Our eyes are one of the first features to show signs of aging. Upper eyelid surgery can eliminate excess, sagging skin from the upper eyelid area and help you achieve a more awake, refreshed appearance. Dr. David Passaretti is a skilled surgeon offering a full spectrum of facial rejuvenation procedures, including upper eyelid surgery. Dr. Passaretti uses small incisions hidden in the folds of the eyelid to provide completely natural-looking results. To learn more about upper eyelid surgery, contact Dr. Passaretti's Fairfield County office today and schedule a personalized consultation.
Understanding Upper Eyelid Surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Passaretti will make a small incision along the natural crease above your eyelid. Through this incision, Dr. Passaretti will remove excess fat deposits that weigh down your eyelids, and trim and tighten any excess tissue. This precise procedure can create a smoother, more lifted appearance above the eyes. Because the incision is very small and placed in your natural eyelid crease, it is usually completely hidden once it has healed.
Candidates and Considerations
Dr. Passaretti offers both upper and lower eyelid surgery, and will determine which procedure is needed to address a patient's unique concerns. Upper eyelid surgery specifically targets sagging skin on a patient's upper eyelids. It is also a good option for patients who do not have a defined fold in the upper eyelid. It is not intended to address bags or puffiness under the eyes, for which lower eyelid surgery is more appropriate.
Patients considering eyelid surgery should be in good overall physical and mental health. Certain ophthalmic conditions, such as dry eye and glaucoma, may complicate this surgery. Dr. Passaretti will review your medical history and work with your primary care physician or eye doctor to determine whether eyelid surgery is safe for you.
Some candidates elect to have eyelid surgery to correct impaired vision. When the upper eyelid is weighed down by excess skin, it can impair a patient's field of vision. In some of these cases, insurance may cover part or all of your treatment cost. Patients undergoing surgery for aesthetic purposes, however, are not usually covered by insurance. We offer CareCredit℠ patient financing to help our patients break their total treatment cost into manageable monthly payments.
Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your appearance and erase signs of aging around your eyes. Dr. Passaretti has honed his skill in eyelid surgery, so you can expect dramatic, yet natural-looking, results. If your eyesight has become impaired by your drooping eyelids, the procedure can also expand your field of vision.
In addition to upper eyelid surgery, some patients elect to have other procedures done at the same time. Patients receiving a face lift, for example, can undergo upper eyelid surgery during their appointment for a more complete rejuvenation. By undergoing multiple procedures at once, patients can combine recovery time and often save money.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about eyelid surgery and which type is right for you, schedule a consultation by contacting us today.