The delicate eye area is often the first part of the face to show visible signs of aging. Over time, there is atrophy of the youthful upper eyelid fat, loss of skin elasticity and collagen, and with fall of the eyebrows, the upper eyelid skin falls and causes redundant folds. This makes the eyes appear droopy and tired, makes it difficult to apply makeup, hides eyelashes or affects vision. Bulging fat pockets cause eyelid bags and puffiness while skin discoloration and volume loss cause dark circles under the eyes. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to improve upon these aging changes.
In the past, patients undergoing upper eyelid surgery had the skin, muscle and fat removed automatically. This led to hollowed and skeletonized appearance as the patient continued to age. In more recent years, our understanding of facial aging led to a shift in our approach to preserve fullness and restore volume in the eyelids and the surrounding areas (eyebrows, temples and cheeks). Look at the models in fashion magazines – they have full eyebrows with a small visible eyelid above the eyelashes and smooth skin.
In the lower eyelid, smooth skin with shallow tear troughs, no distinct eyelid-cheek separation, and full cheeks define a youthful face. A well-rounded approach by an expert in eyelid procedures is required to address current eyelid problems and also maintain a healthy appearance as the patient continues to age.
An experienced eyelid surgeon, like Dr. Levin, understands what a youthful beautiful eyelid looks like and can assess the individual needs of each patient. For more information please call us today at (203) 557-6464.
Botox and Fillers
Neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport can address forehead wrinkles, wrinkles between the eyebrows and laugh lines (crow’s feet). In addition, precise placement can accomplish a subtle brow lift where the eyebrows are raised and contoured for more relaxed and rejuvenated appearance. Precise placement of a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane in the lower and/or upper eyelids can restore lost volume and create a fuller, more youthful eyelids appearance. Filler can also improve the appearance of dark circles and lower eyelid bags, improving the tired look.
When non-surgical treatments are not an option, an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) may be the procedure of choice. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a common and relatively straightforward procedure which usually takes under one hour and is performed in the office under local anesthesia. It’s a delicate surgery, which requires a unique understanding of the eyelid anatomy and a specialist to attain the desired results. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to address the lower eyelid bags, dark circles and loose skin. To avoid complications, incisions are placed inside the eyelid and the bulging fat pads are trimmed or re-draped.
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Dr. Levin is an excellent doctor. I received Botox injections and fillers under my eyes, cheeks and temples. She was very thorough and took her time explaining and answering all my questions. The wrinkles were smoothed and my entire face looks much more youthful and rested. I would absolutely without hesitation recommend Dr. Levin to all my friends. The results are amazing.
I had surgery with Dr. Levin for droopy eyelids. From the first to the last appointment I felt as if I was her only patient. She spent as much time with me as needed, answered all my questions and alleviated all my concerns. The surgery went very well, and I’m very happy with the results. Everything you would want from a doctor! Highly recommend.
Saw doctor Flora Levin for a Botox consultation. She took her time explaining everything to me, and was very thorough. I scheduled the procedure, and was very happy with the results! She followed up within a week after the procedure to check, and make sure i got the results that i expected. Would highly recommend!
Dr. Levin is extremely knowledgeable in the field of cosmetic surgery and cosmetic rehabilitation. Her diagnosis is astute and her hands are gentle. She is most generous with her time. It is the patient and not the clock that comes first. I have already recommended Dr. Flora Levin to a great many colleagues.
Dr. Levin is an outstanding surgeon. She somehow takes the time to fully understand a patient's goals and expectations. My procedure was over two years ago and I still cant believe how good I look and feel! I would highly recommend her to anyone! PS I was told I look more like the sister of the bride rather than her mom! Thank you, Dr Levin!!!
“Dr. Levin was amazing! She answered all my concerns and thoroughly explained everything to me prior to the procedure and even though I was awake, Dr. Levin’s calm and reassuring presence made me feel perfectly at ease during the relatively painless procedure. My recovery went quickly and smoothly and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the cosmetic result. The change in my look is subtle and natural looking. I am so pleased I chose Dr. Levin to do my surgery. I look refreshed and awake now and I wish I had it done sooner!”
“Dr. Flora Levin is the most caring, professional doctor I have ever encountered. She preformed eyelid surgery on me, and she is a true perfectionist. I am always told how beautiful my eyes are. Thank you Dr. Levin. I think you are wonderful!!!”
Significant "smoker's lines" (I've never smoked a day in my life!) and "elevens," both from a life of expressiveness now come back to haunt me! Met Dr. Levin at Yale and followed to her office in Bridgeport. She's a "doctor's doctor" in my opinion, with brilliant knowledge, wonderful manner, patience and finesse in her work. Absolutely worth it!
Dr. Levin operated on me. I am an R.N. working with plastic surgeons. I was very picky regarding my choice of cosmetic, oculoplastic surgeons. She was the right choice. I couldn't be happier. The office staff was very helpful as well. The atmosphere was welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend Dr. Levin.
I am in awe of the artistry of her work and am ecstatic with the results of my surgeries. I felt very comfortable during my office visits because she spent the time with me. I also felt very comfortable during my recoveries. My face used to be crooked and now it is symmetrical. My eyes are no longer hooded and she has given me a wider field of vision. An unintended consequence is that I look years younger and the results are very natural. I am a very happy patient and I highly recommend Dr. Flora Levin without reservation.