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What is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

To help patients rejuvenate the area around their eyes and appear younger, Dr. Stephen Weber, a board-certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon performs eyelid surgery in Denver, CO. Blepharoplasty can help smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, improve the facial expression, and restore a more balanced and harmonious aesthetic.

What can I expect for my Blepharoplasty?

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 are the benefits of blepharoplasty?

  • Correction of drooping lids
  • Reduction in puffiness, bags, discoloration and fat deposits
  • Improved vision in some cases
  • A more pleasant, inviting facial expression
  • Renewed confidence in one’s image
  • Natural-looking outcome
  • Long-lasting results
  • A more engaging, youthful smile
  • Well-hidden incisions in the lash line or eyelid crease

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They were very personable and nice to talk with. I was very impressed by my healing and it's very hard to even see my scar. They were very good and I would recommend them to anyone.

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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.

What is Dr. Weber’s approach to eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is one of the most common facial aesthetic procedures. It is used to address puffy eyelids and sagging eyelid skin caused by aging, gravity, and sun damage. Each of Dr. Weber’s blepharoplasty procedures is tailored to meet the unique and specific needs of the patient being treated.

Some of the most common results following a blepharoplasty procedure with Dr. Weber include the following:

  • A reduction of wrinkles and puffiness around the eyelids
  • The removal of eyelid bags and the correction of eyelid drooping
  • The opening of the eyes and the improvement of overall facial appearance

In some cases, blepharoplasty can also enhance a patient’s vision. Dr. Weber can combine blepharoplasty with a brow lift, fat transfer, and/or under-eye dermal fillers to help patients who wish to fully rejuvenate their eye area.

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What can I expect from recovery?

The total recovery time for eyelid surgery in Denver, CO, is typically very short. Patients can usually expect to return to normal activities and work within 5 days after their procedure. Patients usually experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days after their procedure. These symptoms are easily treated using ice compresses and medications. Patients are advised to rest, relax, and limit physical activity during the healing process. At their first postoperative appointment, patients will have their sutures taken out and will be given 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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What can I expect from my initial consultation with Dr. Weber?

The initial consultation for your blepharoplasty procedure is a thorough one. The first part of your consultation will include the following:

  • A complete medical history review
  • A physical examination
  • The taking of pictures for review and comparison purposes

The second part of your consultation will include a discussion regarding your desires and expectations. Dr. Weber will work with you to come up with a realistic treatment plan that addresses all your needs.

He will explain how your procedure will be performed and what type of results you can expect. Should you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Weber will invite you to ask or state them so they can be properly answered or addressed.

The doctor will give you access to our library of before and after photos for blepharoplasty patients in the Denver and Lone Tree areas. You are also invited to bring in your own images from magazines or the internet that reflect your aesthetic sensibilities and artistic tastes. This will help to get you and the doctor on the same page when it comes to meeting your expectations.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

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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