Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is performed on eyes that are marked with drooping upper eyelids or puffy bags below the eyes. The procedure can also be referred to as blepharoplasty, or the eyelid lift. By reviving the area around the eyes, eyelid surgery performed in Guilford by Dr. Beth Collins helps people from New Haven to New London and Mystic, CT, transform their appearance.

Contact Dr. Collins at (203) 689-5295 or request a consultation online to learn more about how eyelid surgery can help improve your appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Eyelid Surgery Case 65 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower lid blepharoplasty

This man had bags and excess skin under his eyes. He felt that this made him look tired and sad. He had a lower lid blepharoplasty to remove the excess skin and smooth the bags. The result was that he looks twenty years younger and much more awake. Once he was recovered, nobody could tell that he had an operation, they just could tell that he looked... Read More
Total facial rejuvenation
Total facial rejuvenation
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Total facial rejuvenation

This patient had an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty, lower face and neck lift, upper lip lift and fat grafting to her face for full face rejuvenation. Following her surgery, she began a series of photo facials to correct pigment problems that had accumulated over the years through sun exposure. This process is ongoing, but... Read More
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Case #60

This beautiful young lady presented with excess skin and bags under her eyes. In her case, this was not a subtle issue, but her bags did detract from her pretty face. She had never done any plastic surgery before and was nervous about the changes that would occur. Dr. Collins performed a lower lid blepharoplasty (lower eyelid lift) to remove some... Read More
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Combination upper lid blepharoplasty, facial filler and laser

This patient is an example of “a little goes a long way”.She didn’t like that people asked her if she was tired all the time so she came to Dr. Collins for a little help and advice.Dr. Collins noticed that she had a bit of extra skin in her upper eyelid and that there was some flattening in her cheeks that left her looking as if she... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 61 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #61

Men often have excess skin in their upper eyelids that may present a cosmetic problem, or even an impediment to upper visual fields as was the case with this handsome gentleman. A simple upper lid blepharoplasty restored his vision while improving his appearance significantly. We think he looks a little like Cary Grant now %ED%A0%BD Read More
Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty with endoscopic brow lift
Eyelid Rejuvenation
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Eyelid and upper lip rejuvenation

This beautiful lady felt as if her eyes were not telling the true story about how she felt. She complained that people always told her she "looked tired" when she wasn't. Dr. Collins performed an endoscopic brow lift with an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty to fix her hooded upper lid and bags under her eyes. Along with this procedure, she had... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 59 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Quad bleph with facial fat grafting

This beautiful patient felt that the excess skin in her upper and lower lids were making her look old and haggard. She felt, as so many do, that her looks did not match what she was feeling inside. She wanted something quick and simple to restore some of her youthful looks and she wanted to avoid the operating room. We performed an upper and lower... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 64 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #64

The lower lid and cheek are a cosmetic subunit. This means that sometimes, in order to get optimal results, you have to treat both. In this, the lower lid had excess skin and fat herniation that needed to be addressed with a lower lid blepharoplasty. At the same time, this patient had a loss of fat in her "malaria" region, or cheek. To blend the... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who Should Get Eyelid Surgery?

In most cases, individuals who seek eyelid surgery have conditions such as

  • Droopy, baggy eyelids
  • Puffy bags below
  • Stretched, loose eyelid skin

The eyelid skin has often times stretched thin because of the drooping. Those who want to eliminate crow’s feet or the dark circles under their eyes should, however, look to procedures like the brow lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic, as eyelid surgery does not treat these conditions.

What Does Eyelid Surgery Do?

Prior to surgery, you may need to arrange a medical evaluation and vision test in order to confirm that you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, usually with local anesthesia to numb the area around the eyes.

Your surgeon will make incisions along the natural lines of your eyelids: in the creases of the upper eyelids and below the lashes in the lower eyelids. Next, she will separate the skin from the underlying tissue and muscles, then remove or reposition the fat, and trim the sagging skin. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.

Depending on your anatomy and needs for surgery, your surgeon may use the transconjunctivital technique in which an incision is made in the lower lid. In these cases, no skin and only a conservative amount of fat is removed.

Beth Collins, M.D.

Beth Collins, M.D.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beth Collins offers a blend of clinical expertise and warm, open communication to ensure beautiful results from your chosen procedure. Learn more about her experience and explore what she can do for you.

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After Eyelid Surgery: What Should I Expect?

For the first days after surgery it is important that you follow Dr. Collins’ postoperative instructions. She may advise you to keep your head elevated, use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising, and avoid wearing contacts for about two weeks. Recovery for eyelid surgery is estimated at about 10 days.

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For more information about eyelid surgery, please request a consultation at our Guilford, Connecticut, plastic surgery office at (203) 689-5295. Our office is conveniently located to serve residents throughout the New Haven County, including East Haven and Madison.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is no charge for consultations with our RNs.
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