Look younger and reenergized, and feel more confident in your appearance. Blepharoplasty or eye rejuvenation refers to surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, and can be used to rejuvenate the laxity (droopiness and puffiness) due to the aging process and sun damage.
Your eyes are very sensitive, and any facial surgery is a complex matter. At FacesFirst, we always take a careful approach to surgery of your eyes, understanding they are delicate structures. Dr. Picerno or Dr. Cote will review your medical history and have you obtain a complete eye exam before proceeding with any surgery. We take the utmost responsibility in offering careful pre-operative planning and close follow-up after surgery to ensure that you feel confident in your treatment, our team and your results. Call us today at 303.744.2300 with any questions!
What else should you consider?
Whenever you are considering upper blepharoplasty, our surgeons will do a careful analysis of your eyebrows, too. The eyebrows are the frames to your eyes, and their relationship to the eyes can have a profound impact on your facial appearance. Often, droopy upper eyelids are the direct result of droopy eyebrows. And this can even be apparent in your thirties! Sometimes, a browlift may be the solution to drooping of the upper eyelids!
Because we are a comprehensive center specifically for your face, we offer a number of treatments that will give you an improved, refreshed look. For the best results, we often see patients pair eyelid surgery with a laser or chemical peel. Volume loss should also be addressed and the best results are achieved when fillers or fat transfer are part of the eye rejuvenation plan.
Upper blepharoplasty can be performed safely at FacesFirst, with offices in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. You will be under local anesthesia and only a thin incision will be made, which is hidden in the natural crease above the eyelashes. Plus, there can be minimal downtime of less than a week. You will need a complete eye exam before your procedure.
Lower blepharoplasty can be done many ways depending on a physical exam. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is performed with a hidden incision on the inside of the lower eyelid. This procedure is good for patients with good skin and muscle tone that have the appearance of “bags” under the eyes. This is deep eye fat that is revealed when you start losing the fat under your cheek skin in your thirties. Transcutaneous blepharoplasty is performed with a thin incision under the eyelashes, allowing access to the skin, muscle, and fat under the lids. This approach is preferred when there is droopiness to the skin or muscle and a more aggressive lifting is needed. Because eyelid skin often heals so well, these incisions are typically imperceptible after the healing process is complete.
Like upper blepharoplasty, lower eyelid surgery can be done in our office under local anesthesia. Of course, more anesthesia options are always available. You should plan on 7-10 days of swelling and bruising. There is usually little pain and discomfort, though you will want to rest your eyes.