Blepharoplasty Connecticut and Houston

Dr. Fusi F.A.C.S. M.B.A. is a clinical faculty member at Yale Medical School’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience, Dr. Fusi has established himself as a specialist in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.

Dr. Craig is a board-certified plastic surgeon and trained in aesthetic procedures at Yale Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Connecticut, where her techniques were refined to provide the most natural, aesthetic results

Both Dr. Fusi and Dr.Craig have learned the newest techniques directly from leading cosmetic surgeons around the world such as from Dr. Timothy J. Marten to achieve a refined and rejuvenated result.

What Is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, surgically removes excess sagging skin that accumulates around our eyes as we age. An upper lid blepharoplasty focuses on the redundant skin above your eyelashes, while a lower lid blepharoplasty addresses the area below your lower lash line. These procedures correct aesthetic and functional issues associated with:

  • Loss of skin elasticity (sagging).
  • Accumulated fat deposits.
  • Lax muscles.
  • Wrinkles, creases, and lines.

Although a blepharoplasty is effective at targeting these concerns, non-surgical facial rejuvenation such as fillers, peels, and Botox can also be used as an adjunct to eyelid rejuvenation based on your age and precise concerns.

When Should I Get a Blepharoplasty?

While many patients in their 30s have eyes that appear tired, puffy, or wrinkled, non-surgical treatments such as Botox and injectable fillers can be effective in rejuvenating the eyelid area in younger patients. Patients over the age of 30 years often have more dramatic wrinkles and excess skin that is better addressed with a surgical blepharoplasty than with nonsurgical fillers and Botox. A blepharoplasty offers Connecticut patients longer-term facial rejuvenation, drastically improving their appearance just a few weeks after surgery.

Consultation for Blepharoplasty

A consultation is your opportunity to receive personalized advice regarding your blepharoplasty from Dr. Fusi or Dr. Craig. During your exam, Dr. Fusi or Dr. Craig will provide you with detailed information based on your aesthetic ideals. That:

  • Address your specific concerns.
  • Draw from extensive knowledge and experience performing this operation.
  • Outline the associated costs and risks.

After your consultation, you will gain a better understanding of the procedure and have a tailored treatment plan to achieve your ideal results.

What Happens During a Blepharoplasty?

Connecticut patients who are appropriate candidates and interested in a blepharoplasty of the upper eyelid, lower lid, or combined will be:

  • Marked preoperatively.
  • After appropriate anesthesia of the area is confirmed, an incision is made in the upper eyelid for an upper lid blepharoplasty and the lower lid for a lower lid blepharoplasty.
  • Excess skin is removed to achieve your desired results.
  • Fat is either removed or added depending on the deformity present pre-operatively.
  • The incision is then closed with techniques that minimize scarring.

A typical blepharoplasty procedure takes only a few hours, allowing patients to return home on the same day.

How Long Will Recovery Take?

After returning home from surgery, you will need approximately 5-7 days of healing before resuming normal activity. During this time, common symptoms include:

  • Swelling.
  • Bruising.
  • Tearing.
  • Irritation.

A feeling of tightness due to swelling can be normal at this point, and patients should, therefore, limit activities that strain their eyes such as reading, watching TV, exercise, or using a computer until these symptoms subside. Dr. Fusi and Dr. Craig will provide you will detailed instructions on post-surgical care and check on your healing during follow-up exams.

When Will I See Results?

Your results will become apparent within the first month or two after surgery, or until the swelling has resolved. Unlike non-surgical facial rejuvenation such as fillers and Botox, a blepharoplasty provides long-lasting eyelid rejuvenation and can last several years.

To schedule a blepharoplasty for eyes that appear brighter and refreshed call our offices in Connecticut at 203-458-4444 or Houston at 713-346-9909.