Eyelid Surgery Connecticut
WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY (BLEPHAROPLASTY)?
Eyelid surgery is a procedure that removes fat, excess skin, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure can create a youthful appearance by reducing eye wrinkles and fixing drooping eyelids and puffy under eye bags.
Dr. Raskin is recognized as an expert in her field at performing blepharoplasty. She has received training in Ophthalmology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is well-known for helping patients with overdone blepharoplasty at our Greenwich practice.
Eyelid surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia and typically takes about one to two hours to perform. During the procedure, incisions that follow your eyes’ natural contours are made around the lower eyelids and upper eye creases are made. If you have crow’s feet, incisions may also be placed around the outer corners of your eyes. Excess fat, muscle, and skin is then removed and the incisions are closed.
POST-OP AND RECOVERY
You will experience bruising and swelling during the first week after eyelid surgery, and stitches will be removed after about six days. Patients typically feel better about four days after surgery and can return to work in seven to 10 days. Patients may experience dry or itchy eyes and sensitivity to light in the few weeks after surgery. Patients will not be able to wear contacts for two weeks after receiving lower lid blepharoplasty. You will have some scarring, but it will fade to be nearly invisible over time.
“TRULY HAS AN EYE FOR PERFECTION AND STRIVES FOR IT WITH EACH PATIENT.”
I have known Dr Raskin for several years. I had the pleasure of seeing her about 15 years ago originally and subsequently referred a family member to her for several injectable appointments and a blepharoplasty. She created an amazing outcome and truly has an eye for perfection and strives for it with each patient. I reached out to her for a consultation for myself after many years of contemplation and about 4 surgical consultation with other surgeons in NYC and NJ. I was seen in the office within 1 week of my call and likely could have been seen even soon had my schedule permitted. The office staff was friendly and accommodating. I was greeted by Dr. Raskin with a warm and genuine friendly welcome. She took measurements and offered several options based off of desired results that I provided to her that were photos found online. As a professional in the surgical field, I can confidently say that my experience in the surgical center was extraordinary. I felt tended to as if I were the only patient having surgery that day. The nurses in the pre op and recovery room as well as OR staff and anesthesiologist were amazing. I walked out of the hospital about 2 hours after my surgery feeling great. Now, 2 month out of surgery, I will say that this is one of the best decisions I have made in my adult life and a majority of that statement is owed to the expertise, and artistry of Dr Raskin. I am thrilled with the result, the shape, symmetry and overall care that I have received and would recommend anyone to see her in consultation, she is a true gem.
RISKS OF EYELID SURGERY
Potential complications following eyelid surgery include infection, negative reaction to anesthesia, blurred vision, asymmetry, scarring, and small whiteheads may appear after stitches are removed. These risks very rarely occur and Dr. Raskin prides herself on her ability to help patients suffering from blepharoplasty complications.