Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Connecticut

Puffiness, excess skin, fat deposits, or slack muscles are often the first noted signs of facial aging hallmark signs. These can often give the appearance of being tired, angry, or sad. However, upper, or lower eyelid surgery can rejuvenate your appearance to help you look younger and more refreshed.

You deserve natural-looking results that rejuvenate your natural beauty and a provider who listens to understand your aesthetic goals. Combining over 30 years of experience with a desire to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals, Dr. Wilfred Brown consistently delivers high-quality results, proving himself as one of the best eyelid surgeons in Connecticut. 

Look more alert and awake after refreshing and rejuvenating your appearance with blepharoplasty in Connecticut. To get started, contact Brown Plastic Surgery at (203) 758-2564 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today. We are located in Middlebury and serve aesthetic plastic surgery patients throughout Connecticut.

What Can Eyelid Surgery Accomplish?

Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty or an “eyelid lift,” is a surgical procedure that enhances the appearance of the eyelids and the area surrounding the eyes. The procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids (upper eyelid surgery), lower eyelids (lower eyelid surgery), or both to provide a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance. Many patients seek eyelid surgery because they have been told that they look tired, sad, angry, or older than their age.

Whether you are looking to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids that impair your vision, eyelid surgery helps rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes and aims to make you look more rested.

eyelid surgery before and after front view

To enhance the appearance or improve functionality, blepharoplasty surgery typically repositions or removes fat deposits, tightens muscles, and tissues, and removes excess skin to address:

  • Loose or sagging skin that disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid and impairs vision
  • Puffy appearance of the upper eyelids, making eyes look tired and sad
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine, crepey wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Upper eye surface that is too small or not smooth enough to apply makeup
Wilford Brown, MD

Reputation. Experience. Integrity.

Dr. Wilfred Brown is dual-Board certified plastic surgeon with over thirty years of experience in general and plastic surgery. Dr. Brown combines his rigorous surgical training with his artistic capability to create beautifully natural results for his patients.

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

 Following your Connecticut eyelid surgery, you will notice:

  • Decreased bagginess under the eyes
  • Reduced puffiness around the eyes
  • Smoothed wrinkles around the eye area
  • Brighter, more appealing eyes
  • Refreshed, more alert appearance

Often, eyelid surgeries are performed in conjunction with brow lifts and/or laser resurfacing to fully rejuvenate the upper facial region.

Patients may want to consider eyelid surgery if they have:

  • Excess, hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes
  • Upper and lower eyelids that appear puffy, making eyes look tired and aged
  • Deep grooves under the eyes
  • Issues applying makeup on the upper eyelid because the lid is obscured by drooping tissue

During your consultation, Dr. Brown will evaluate many factors, including your underlying facial muscle structure, bone structure, and the symmetry of your eyebrows. Following this examination, Dr. Brown will determine the extent of skin and/or fat that requires removal in order to achieve your desired results. Eyelid surgery incisions are typically concealed within the natural creases of the eyelid area.

Am I A Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Typically, eyelid surgery candidates are patients in reasonably good mental and physical health and looking to enhance their appearance, look refreshed or more alert, or improve obstructed vision. 

Dr. Brown recommends his Connecticut blepharoplasty candidates should:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Not smoke or be willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Have no serious eye conditions
  • Have no medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have realistic expectations 
  • Be prepared to closely follow instructions

Choosing Dr. Brown as Your Eyelid Surgeon in Connecticut

With over 30 years of experience in general and plastic surgery, dual board-certified Dr. Wilfred Brown specializes in surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Brown chose plastic surgery because it not only allows him to use his surgical skills and incorporate his instinctive artistic abilities, but he also believes that patients’ lives can be changed by enhancing their personal aesthetic with natural-looking results.

For Dr. Brown, aesthetic plastic surgery is about helping patients regain confidence and feel better about themselves. Patient dedication and communication are essential at Brown Plastic Surgery and allows Dr. Brown and his team to understand patient concerns. Because of this communication style, Dr. Brown provides a patient experience that consistently exceeds expectations, making him one of the best eyelid surgery providers in Connecticut.

How Soon Will I See My Eyelid Surgery Results?

After eyelid surgery, patients may experience swelling and bruising for approximately 7-10 days. In these first few days, you may experience light sensitivity, blurred vision, or frequent tearing. 

As your swelling and bruising resolve, your results will gradually appear, revealing your more refreshed eyelid area. Complete healing may take a few months. You will need to closely follow your provided aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing.

Eyelid surgery results can last many years, and with appropriate skin care and sun protection you can enjoy a youthful appearance for years. 

closeup of middle aged woman with youthful, tight skin

Rejuvenating Your Unique Beauty

A talented artist with a flair for drawing and painting, Dr. Brown uses his surgical skills and artistic abilities to create beautiful, natural-looking results.

Schedule Your Connecticut Eyelid Surgery Consultation Today!

Look younger and more alert when you rejuvenate your appearance with one of Connecticut’s best eyelid surgery providers. At Brown Plastic Surgery, you’ll enjoy the confidence boost that comes from restoring the YOU that you remember while discovering the YOU that you imagine.

Contact Brown Plastic Surgery at (203) 758-2564 or complete our online form to schedule your Connecticut eyelid surgery consultation today. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Connecticut Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Eyelid surgery cost in Connecticut is determined by your individual needs and the areas to be treated. This depends on many factors, such as if you are having surgery of the upper or lower eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty or lower eyelid blepharoplasty alone can have a different price than a combined approach. Following your consultation, you will be provided with an estimate of your surgical costs.

If you have a very physical job that requires heavy lifting, a 2-week recovery period is recommended. However, patients may return to light duty work as early as one week following surgery.

As your eyelid area heals, you should be even more attentive to sun protection. Always wear dark sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat, and use appropriate SPF protection when sun exposure is unavoidable.

Following eyelid surgery, patients should avoid strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting for 1-2 weeks. However, you should start walking as soon after surgery as possible.

Eyelid surgery lasts approximately 2 hours. However, the length of your procedure will be determined by the extent of your specific needs and the areas to be treated. During your consultation, Dr. Brown will estimate the duration of your procedure.