Dr. Beam offers blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) for patients in Hartford, New Britain, Glastonbury, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut.
One of the most important sources of expression on your face, your eyes, can let others know all of your emotions—sadness, happiness, and exhaustion. Your eyes can also reveal your age. Over time, the elasticity in your eyes can reduce making your eyes appear older, angrier and more tired than you are. Blepharoplasty at our Hartford-area practice can give you a more youthful appearance, dramatically improving your looks. Dr. Beam is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who uses top of the line upper and lower eyelid surgery techniques to give you the most natural looking results and a short recovery.
How is a Blepharoplasty Performed?
Some blepharoplasty patients choose to only have the upper or lower eyelids improved, while others choose all four. The incisions are made along the natural curve of your eyelids, so visual scarring is minimal. From here, Dr. Beam can remove any excess tissue and fat and close up the incisions. Many patients also choose to use injectables or other techniques to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes after surgery.
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
It is common for patients to experience swelling and bruising, however your eyelids should return to normal in one to two weeks. Dr. Beam will prescribe an oral pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort you may feel.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The cost for eyelid surgery depends on which eyelids you choose to have done. Insurance will not cover the lower eyelid surgery, but at times the upper eyelids may be covered under your insurance, if the lids are impairing your vision. At your initial consultation, Dr. Beam will determine if there is a possibility that the upper eyelids may be covered under your insurance. If it is considered cosmetic, Dr. Beam and his staff can discuss all pricing and financing options with you at your initial consultation.
On average, our patients are still thrilled with the results of their blepharoplasty procedures up to five years following their surgery. It’s important to note that receiving blepharoplasty surgery will not prevent further signs of aging from appearing in the future. To maintain the results of your blepharoplasty procedure, we encourage our patients to lead a healthy lifestyle and consider using medical-grade skincare products.
No, you will not be awake during your blepharoplasty procedure. General anesthesia is required for a blepharoplasty. This ensures you do not feel anything throughout your procedure. If you have questions about being under general anesthesia during your blepharoplasty, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Beam.
Patient can anticipate their eyelids being swollen for about one to two weeks following their blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Beam and his expert medical team will provide you with post-operative care instructions to help make your blepharoplasty recovery period as quick and comfortable as possible.
Harold E. Beam M.D. offers plastic and cosmetic surgery to patients in Glastonbury, New Britain, Hartford, New Haven and surrounding areas of Connecticut. Contact Dr. Beam today to schedule your blepharoplasty consultation!