Many opt to undergo Eyelid Surgery in Waterford at Connecticut Surgical Arts to improve their overall appearance. This type of surgery changes the contour of the upper and/or lower eyelids. When the upper eyelids are enhanced, the excess skin, which tends to be heavy, is removed to offer a younger look. Lower eyelid surgery, in contrast, tightens and contours the lower lid, which improves the overall appearance of the cheek. Although this is why most choose to have surgery of this type, there are other benefits that many aren’t aware of.
When one chooses Eyelid Surgery in Waterford, any excess skin is removed along with bags and puffiness that many experience. Those who undergo the surgery find it is easier to apply liner and eye shadow and, if a person’s vision has been impaired by changes to the eyelids, the surgery works to correct this also. There are certain things which must be considered though to determine if this type of surgery is the right choice for a person or if other options need to be considered.
Surgery on the upper eyelids is usually a routine procedure, one done under local anesthesia, although the surgeon may offer an oral sedative if the patient is nervous about the procedure. This operation typically takes around an hour and may be done in an outpatient surgery center. Surgery on the lower eyelids involves more and therefore usually requires that the person by given IV sedation. No external incisions are used though and scars won’t be visible. With both types of surgery, the incisions are made in natural skin creases and stitches are used during healing. If the person decides to have both the upper and lower eyelids operated on, stitches are typically removed after four or five days of healing and bruises and swelling disappear within seven to ten days.
Consumers who choose to undergo eyelid surgery frequently choose Connecticut Surgical Arts as they are the only state licensed and nationally accredited surgical facility within the state that is designed for cosmetic and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Martin sits down with each patient to discuss past medical history, various options available for different procedures and what anesthesia is required. All staff members are dedicated to making the surgical process pleasant and reassuring so each patient feels confident he or she will be well taken care of at all times.