What is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a type of plastic surgery that removes excess skin and tissue from the eyelids.
Eyelid surgery is generally requested because of a tired appearance from drooping of the eyelids or excessive puffiness. This is commonly the first requested procedure for individuals seeking to improve their appearance. Dr. Felice believes that surgery on the eyelids should create the appearance of looking invigorated. The incisions should be inconspicuous and the look very natural. He has performed the procedure in individuals from age 32-75. Both upper and lower eyelids can be modified at the same time, but many times only upper or lower eyelids require surgical intervention.
The eyelids must be evaluated in a very methodical fashion. The position of the eyebrows may indicate that a forehead lift would be preferential. In these instances where the eyebrow lies too low, performing an upper eyelid lift would make the eyebrow look closer to the lid and thus an unfavorable result. As well, the tone of the skin and muscle of the eyelids must be studied. Do the elevators function properly? Are there other disorders affecting the eyelids that would dictate another type procedure? A multitude of questions go through the minds of experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. Felice; questions that must be addressed before proceeding with any surgical procedure.
What to expect during an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) consultation:
During your plastic surgery consultation for an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) at Youthful Images of Connecticut, Dr. Felice will review your medical history, examine your eyelids, discuss your expectations, review the Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) procedure, discuss the recovery period, review other patient photographs and take your picture so that he can review with you the plans he has for your new look. Finally, we will discuss the cost of the procedure. In addition, we offer several financing plans if that may be of interest to you.
Expected Recovery Time for an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty):
The approximately recovery time for an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is 7 days.
Cost range for an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty):
Please go to the Pricing Menu page to find out the cost range for an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) surgery. An exact cost for an Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) will be given during your consultation.
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.