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Blepharoplasty Overview

Surgery time: 30 to 60 minutes

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia, oral sedation or general anesthesia

Setting: Office procedure suite or ambulatory surgery center

Recovery: 5 to 7 days

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What is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

Dr. Stephen Weber, a board-certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Denver, CO, offers blepharoplasty to help patients rejuvenate the area around their eyes and appear younger. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids to address common signs of aging, gravity, and sun damage. The procedure can also improve facial expression, restoring a more balanced and harmonious aesthetic. Blepharoplasty is a safe and effective way to achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance around the eyes, helping patients feel more confident and rejuvenated.

Am I a Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery in Denver is an excellent option for patients looking to enhance the appearance of the area around their eyes. As with any elective surgical procedure, blepharoplasty is typically only recommended for patients who are:

  • In good emotional and physical health
  • Non-smokers
  • Without any severe medical conditions

Additionally, having a positive mindset and realistic expectations is crucial for a successful outcome. Our team of experts will carefully evaluate each patient's needs and goals to determine whether they are a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

What is the cost of blepharoplasty and its many options?

The starting cost for Upper Blepharoplasty is $6,500, Lower Blepharoplasty $6,500 and combined Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty $12,000 This procedure is typically performed in-office at Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, without the need for an IV or general anesthesia. The final cost of services will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Stephen Weber. If necessary, our office can assist you in applying for financing.

Who makes a good blepharoplasty candidate?

Patients who wish to improve the appearance of the area around their eyes are good candidates for our eyelid surgery procedure. Like most elective surgical procedures, blepharoplasty is usually only performed on patients who are emotionally and physically healthy, do not smoke, have no serious medical conditions, and have a positive mindset and realistic expectations.

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What can I expect from recovery?

Patients can expect a short recovery time after eyelid surgery in Denver, CO, generally returning to normal activities and work within five days after their procedure. During the first few days after surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be treated with ice compresses and medications. Patients are advised to rest, relax, and limit physical activity to aid healing. Patients will have their sutures removed at their first postoperative appointment and receive postoperative care instructions.

What will my blepharoplasty results be like?

After postoperative swelling and bruising have subsided, patients can expect to see their initial results. Results will continue to be gradually seen over the course of 2-3 months. The final result of blepharoplasty is a rejuvenated eye area, an outward appearance that reflects the patient’s true age, and a feeling of newfound self-confidence. Results are long lasting and the corrections made during surgery are sustainable. Patients should expect to age naturally following their procedure.

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Blepharoplasty Results

Following the subsiding of postoperative swelling and bruising, patients can expect to see their initial results from blepharoplasty. Gradual improvement will continue over 2-3 months, resulting in a rejuvenated eye area, an outward appearance that reflects the patient's actual age, and a newfound self-confidence. The results are long-lasting and sustainable, but patients should expect to age naturally following the procedure.

What can I expect from my initial consultation with Dr. Weber?

During your initial consultation for blepharoplasty, we thoroughly review your medical history and perform a physical examination. We also take pictures for review and comparison purposes.

The second part of the consultation involves discussing your desires and expectations, where Dr. Weber works with you to create a realistic treatment plan that addresses all your needs. He will explain the procedure and expected results and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Our library of before and after photos for blepharoplasty patients in the Denver and Lone Tree areas is available for your reference, and you are also welcome to bring in images that reflect your aesthetic sensibilities and artistic tastes, helping to ensure that we meet your expectations.

Why choose Dr. Weber for eyelid surgery?

The Choice is Clear

When choosing your blepharoplasty, Dr. Weber and the team at Weber Facial Plastic Surgery offer an unmatched blend of experience, expertise, and trustworthiness. With 15 years of experience as a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Weber has artfully performed over 650 blepharoplasty procedures, solidifying his position as a leading authority in the field. At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, we take great pride in being a trusted source for clients in the greater Lone Tree area, providing unwavering support as they pursue their aesthetic goals. The choice is clear—trust Dr. Weber and his dedicated team to guide you through your blepharoplasty journey, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care and expertise to help you achieve a rejuvenated and confident appearance.

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Global Insights: Dr. Stephen Weber's Blepharoplasty Expertise

Dr. Stephen Weber, a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, has traveled globally to present on Blepharoplasty at numerous conferences, imparting his expertise to fellow surgeons and industry peers.

  • Lower Blepharoplasty Pearls. The European Ski Meeting in Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Televised Blepharoplasty Surgery. Invited International Speaker Presentation, 7th Annual Course in Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Surgical Anatomy and Aesthetics of the Eyelids. The Portland Aging Face Course.

Blepharoplasty FAQ

Are there risks associated with blepharoplasty?

There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. At your initial consultation, Dr. Weber will explain all the specific risks associated with blepharoplasty. It should be noted that nearly all patients find that the benefits of having the procedure far outweigh the possible risks.

What specific issues does blepharoplasty address?

Blepharoplasty is a great procedure because it can address many issues, including the following:

  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Lower eyelid bags
  • Darkness and shadows in the lower eyelids
  • Loose eyelid skin that causes wrinkles
  • Hollowing in the lower eyelid
  • “Tear trough” areas
  • Droopiness or “rounding” of the lower eyelid

Blepharoplasty can also be used to treat some cases of vision impairment when sagging of the upper eyelids is severe.

Are there nonsurgical treatment options that produce results similar to blepharoplasty?

While adequate sleep, eye products, dermal filler injections, chemical peels and laser resurfacing can soften lines around the eyes, blepharoplasty is often the only option to rejuvenate the entire eye area.

Will I have a visible scar?

Dr. Weber strategically places his incisions within natural creases of the eyelids. He also meticulously closes his incisions using special sutures and suturing techniques. You should have a well-camouflaged incision after your eyelids heal.

What is the best age for patients to have blepharoplasty?

There is no best age for blepharoplasty. The procedure can be performed on patients who wish to improve the appearance of the area around their eyes. For some patients, the specific concerns they wish to address may have been present since birth. Other patients may have concerns that have slowly developed over the course of many decades.

How can I maximize my results?

Patients who wish to maximize their results may do so by adhering to the instructions and advice given by Dr. Weber. In addition, specific measures that patients can take include using proper sun protection (even years after surgery), exercising, eating healthy, and reducing stress.

Do I have to stop smoking?

Because smoking interferes with the body’s healing processes, patients will need to stop smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery.

What is a brow lift? Can it be performed with my blepharoplasty?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure used to lift and shape the heavy eyebrow. Patients who have a brow lift appear younger, alert, and energetic. A brow lift can be combined with blepharoplasty for some patients. The best way to find out if you are one of those patients is to ask Dr. Weber at your initial consultation.

Is Dr. Weber a blepharoplasty veteran?

Dr. Weber excels at blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvenation surgeries. Over the course of his professional career, he has developed the surgical knowledge and skills necessary to achieve consistent blepharoplasty results for patients of all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds.

Can I see before and after photos of some of Dr. Weber’s patients?

Dr. Weber would absolutely love to show you pictures of some of his patients. You can review our before and after gallery on our website. He will also take the time during your consultation to find pictures of patients who had a condition similar to yours. He will also take the time to explain how your results will be similar and different to the patients he shows you. You will be completely comfortable before your surgery because you will know exactly what to expect.

How do I determine if I am a candidate?

The best way to determine if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty is to schedule and attend an initial consultation with Dr. Weber. A complete evaluation will be used to determine if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you.

What is the cost of eyelid surgery in Denver?

Since every patient has different needs and goals, the cost of your blepharoplasty can be determined during your initial consultation.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

Dr. Weber recommends that you bring the following to your initial consultation:

  • A list of all the medications and supplements you regularly take
  • A list of all the medications you are allergic to
  • A list of any questions or concerns you have
  • If you have pictures that you would like Dr. Weber to review, you are encouraged to bring them.

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