Eyelid Surgery in Mystic, CT

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 and Mystic by Dr. Beth Collins helps people from New Haven to New London, Connecticut, transform their appearance.

Contact Dr. Collins at our Guilford location at (203) 689-5295 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 or request a consultation online to learn more about how eyelid surgery can help improve your appearance.

Eyelid Surgery
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Before & After Eyelid Surgery Case 61 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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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
Before & After Facelift Case 256 Front View in Guilford, CT
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The above patient sought out a Facelift in Guilford to rejuvenate their facial appearance. Initially bothered by the signs of aging, including loose facial skin and sagging eyebrows, the decision was made to proceed with elective medical procedures. Specifically, a deep plane facelift, an endoscopic brow lift, and an upper lid blepharoplasty... Read More
Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty
Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty
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Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty

This 64-year-old woman was unhappy with the appearance of her eyes. She had sagging skin on her upper eyelids and lines around her eyes. I performed an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty to remove the excess skin and tighten the skin around her eyes, giving her a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.  Read More
Before & After Eyelid Surgery Case 49 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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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... Read More
Lower lid blepharoplasty
Lower lid blepharoplasty
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Lower lid blepharoplasty is a surgery that can be done under local or general anesthesia to smooth the lower eyelid bags that can lead to an appearance of "looking tired" and old. Skin can be smoothed, fat bulges can be removed and dark circles can be minimized. This is a very common procedure in men and with a short procedure can have large... Read More
Full facial rejuvenation
Full facial rejuvenation
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This patient felt as if she was beginning to sag in her brow and lower face and felt as if she looked older than she felt. Additionally, she had a lot of sun damage to her skin. Dr. Collins started with repositioning her drooping tissues with a lower face and neck lift, brow lift, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty and upper lip lift. She als... Read More
Before & After Eyelid Surgery Case 65 View #1 View in Guilford, CT
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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... Read More
Total facial rejuvenation
Total facial rejuvenation
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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... Read More

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

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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 transconjunctival 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 from 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 and Mystic, Connecticut, plastic surgery offices at our Guilford location at (203) 689-5295 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6868 . 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 a $50 consultation fee for consultations with our RNs.
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