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Cosmetic Services, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery

Cosmetic Services

We offer a wide range of cosmetic services in the office.

Your consultation will include an in depth discussion of your specific needs, with special attention directed to evaluating the anatomy and structure of the eyelids and the orbit. You might be asked to perform some brief testing, take preoperative or pre-treatment photographs and you might receive drops to further evaluate your condition.

Some of our services include:

Botox® injections to smooth out the wrinkles in between the brows (glabella), “crow’s feet” and the horizontal wrinkles of the forehead.

A variety of fillers are also available to be used depending on the area that needs to be treated. Dr. Falcone treats under eye dark circles and grooves, marionette lines, jowls and fine wrinkles, loss of volume in the lips, fine lines around the lips and overall loss of volume in the cheek area in the tear trough area, nasolabial folds and cheeks. An oculoplastic surgeon will evaluate your face and discuss treatments that will be customized to your needs and aesthetic.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is also offered and includes upper eyelid blepharoplasty with contouring the excess skin and lower lid blepharoplasty with contouring of the fatty tissue in the lower eyelid through and external or an internal incision, as well as addressing the excess eyelid skin.

Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery

Orbital or oculoplastic surgeons offer a variety of treatments for conditions that affect the eyelids, tear drainage systems, and the orbit (eye socket). At UConn Health, we coordinate our care with multiple departments to provide the most expert and effective invasive and non-invasive treatments.

Functional eyelid surgery for:

Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Repairs - Slipped muscles in the upper eyelid that cause the lid to droop and actually block vision. This surgery can be done through an external (visible) incision or through an internal (invisible) incision.

Entropion - The eyelid rotates inward such that the lashes rub against the front of the eye causing irritation and predisposing to corneal injury.

Ectropion - The eyelid rotates out and “hangs” down causing difficulty with complete closure of the eye and exposing the surface of the eye.

Dermatochalasis - Excessive skin on the upper eyelids that hangs down and causes difficulty with vision and possibly pushing the lashes down into the visual axis.

Epiphora - Excessive tearing caused by a blocked tear duct, tightening of the puncta (the small openings in the eyelids).

Eyelid Cancer - Evaluation and reconstruction of the eyelid after excision of skin cancer.

There are a number of disorders that can affect the orbit and therefore affect the eyeball or the optic nerve. Dr. Madina Falcone, director of oculoplastics and orbital surgery, evaluates and treats thyroid eye disease, masses and lesions of the orbit, and inflammatory diseases.

Madina Falcone, M.D., M.S.