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, Guilford, 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 Guilford, CT, we encourage you to call the practice of Dr. Derek Steinbacher for an evaluation and consultation appointment. Call (203) 453-6635 and visit the office at 5 Durham Road, Suite 1-8, Guilford, CT 06437.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!