Improve The Appearance of The Eyelids with Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of the eyelids. It is performed on the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can remove excess skin, wrinkles, and puffiness from the eyelids. It can also help to improve eyesight in people who have drooping eyelids that obstruct their vision. At the practice of Dr. Derek Steinbacher, New Haven, Connecticut, area patients can achieve the results they desire with a trusted and experienced professional in their community.
How is the eyelid surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery is usually performed by our team as an outpatient procedure and takes approximately one to two hours to complete. During the procedure, Dr. Derek Steinbacher will make incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids. Through these incisions, he removes excess skin, and may reposition fat, and tighten muscle. He will then close these incisions with sutures. In some cases, a small portion of skin may need to be removed from the lower eyelid to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Because the incisions are made in the creases of the eyelids, it reduces the risk of noticeable scarring. Using this technique can help you feel comfortable knowing that you will not have the signs of having surgical work done after your recovery period, allowing you to look as though you have not been under the surgeon’s scalpel!
What can I expect after my eyelid procedure?
Most patients report only mild discomfort after their surgery. Eyelid surgery allows you to go home the same day as your surgery. Recovery time is typically short, and most people experience minimal discomfort and swelling after the surgery. Patients are given aftercare instructions by Dr. Steinbacher to follow closely and ensure proper healing and recovery. It also reduces the risk of complications, including noticeable scarring or infection.
Schedule a visit with our team today to learn more!
If you are considering eyelid plastic surgery and live in New Haven, CT, we encourage you to call the practice of Dr. Derek Steinbacher for an evaluation and consultation appointment. Call (203) 785-2571 and visit the office at 800 Howard Avenue, 4th Floor.