The eyes can make a world of difference with first impressions. When you constantly appear tired, aged, or angry, it can affect how others see you and, more importantly, how you see yourself. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that helps correct drooping skin and wrinkles around the eyes, making them look younger and brighter, and it can also improve impaired peripheral vision.
Dr. David Passaretti, board-certified Connecticut plastic surgeon, understands you are as unique as your eyes. He uses his decades of expertise to work with you to create a better look in Darian and the surrounding Fairfield County, CT area.
As you age and experience the side effects of stress, your eyes are often the first facial feature to noticeably change over time. The skin starts to droop, and the muscles below your eyes loosen, creating those dreaded bags and overly fatigued look. With a blepharoplasty, the incision is made in specific creases and folds, so there are no obvious signs of surgery, and excess fat is removed. This is a slightly different procedure for men and women. Dr. Passaretti will address these differences and deliver results tailored to your goals to ensure you maintain a naturally masculine look without any visible scars or overt signs of cosmetic work. The outcome will be a more youthful, energized look to your face.
At our office in Connecticut blepharoplasty for men can be a subtle, minimally invasive procedure that can improve the look of the following:
Typically, men who wish to reverse the signs of aging with a blepharoplasty experience the best results when done after the age 40. During your comprehensive exam, it is imperative to disclose all medical history since certain conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disorders, and dry eye can complicate this procedure.
When you schedule a consultation, our professional and considerate staff will provide our expertise and discreet care for you. Dr. Passaretti will work with you to perform a thorough intake to ensure your suitability for blepharoplasty and create an individualized strategy customized to you. This includes discussing prior medical history, medications, previous surgeries, eyelid surgery options, recommendations for treatment, likely outcomes, potential risks, and the anesthesia used. We aim to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. We will also advise you on recommendations, such as medication adjustments, medical testing, and smoking cessation if required.
For the blepharoplasty procedure, local anesthesia and mild sedation or general anesthesia are administered to eliminate discomfort. The surgery usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of fat that is removed and the location. It is essential to remember that you will not be able to drive afterward, so you will need to have someone drive you home.
The upper blepharoplasty will correct concerns with your upper eyelids, such as undesirable droopy skin, puffiness, and wrinkles that cause an exaggerated tired or sad look. A small incision is made in the natural crease of the eye, and the tiny eye muscles will be tightened, and fat will be repositioned to help create a naturally refreshed look without visible scarring.
The lower blepharoplasty addresses the bags under your eyes that can make you look older and more haggard. A small incision will be created in the outer edge of your lower eyelid, excess skin and fat will be removed, and then the incision will be closed with tiny stitches.
Double blepharoplasty combines the procedures performed on both the upper and lower eyelids and is a way to correct more significant concerns and will take longer.
Immediately following male blepharoplasty Connecticut patients may have some bruising and swelling that can last several weeks. Typically, it will be safe to return to most normal daily activities after 5 to 10 days, depending on your personal comfort level. However, it will be important to understand and follow all detailed aftercare instructions to experience the best results possible. Most people see improvement in their look after approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
Dr. Passaretti, voted one of the ‘Top Doctors’ in Connecticut Magazine in 2011 through 2019, utilizes his deep love for medicine and passion for personalized care with every patient he works with. He applies his extensive experience and know-how to understand your specific needs to work with you to improve your look and get the results you love.
Our team of professionals is ready to help you take steps to feel younger and more vibrant when you call us at (203) 656-9999 when you call to schedule a personalized consultation.
It is becoming more and more common for men to seek correction of droopy eyelids that make them look overly tired or sad.
There are some minimal risks with this procedure that will be discussed at length during your consultation.
Typically, approximately age 40 is the optimal time to undergo blepharoplasty.
Depending on your benefits and if the surgery is considered medically necessary, insurance may cover some or all the cost of surgery. Our financial coordinator will be happy to answer any questions in detail.
As with any surgery, there can be some discomfort with the procedure. However, anesthesia is administered to help reduce this, and detailed aftercare instructions are provided to minimize any pain experienced during recovery.
Most people can maintain successful results for several years, if not permanently.
Because blepharoplasty helps correct the look of upper eyelids, it can also improve the look of hooded eyes.
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