Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Denver
Many people have heaviness or sagging of their upper eyelids due to excess skin. Age, genetics, sun exposure, and years of blinking cause the skin of the upper eyelid to relax. The result ranges from a very subtle extra fold of upper lid skin that may be the only indication of aging, to so much extra skin that it actually sits on the eyelashes, causing heaviness, a fatigued look, and some obstruction of vision. In such cases, upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at our Denver practice is the solution.
Another reason for upper eyelid heaviness is that the eyebrows start to come down with age. As they do, they push the skin just underneath the brows onto the upper eyelids, causing heaviness and fullness. The treatment for this is a Denver brow lift, now performed quickly using small incisions and even smaller endoscopes. For minor sagging of the lids or the brows, you may want to discuss BOTOX® with Denver facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Menachof.
About Denver Blepharoplasty
At our practice in Denver, Colorado, eyelid surgery - or blepharoplasty - for the upper lids is relatively straightforward. An incision is made in the crease where you open and close your eyes. The extra skin is removed and the incision is sutured closed. Because the incision lies in the crease created by the eye as it opens and closes, the scar, once it has healed, is virtually invisible. Upper eyelid surgery can help you look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated by:
- Making the eyes appear more open and alert
- Restoring a more youthful contour to the eyelid
- Eliminating skin that obstructs your vision
If you have excess skin or puffiness in your lower lids, you may be a candidate for lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at our Denver practice.
The Right Procedure for You
Often the most difficult question when seeing a patient with heavy upper eyelids is deciding whether their appearance is caused by too much extra upper eyelid skin, brow skin that has fallen and is crowding the upper eyelids, or a combination of both. Most of the patients that I see for a second opinion who have had upper eyelid surgery and are unhappy with their outcome, actually obtained a good result from the upper eyelid surgery. However, because they still have heavy brow skin crowding their upper eyelids, they do not look nearly as youthful as they thought they would following the surgery. A quick endoscopic, or small incision brow lift often solves this problem. For individuals concerned with lines and wrinkles around the eyes, skin resurfacing in Denver may also be suggested.
To learn more about your options for more youthful looking eyes, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Menachof. Or you can call The Center for Aesthetic Facial Surgery at (303) 792-3838 and one of our helpful staff will schedule your appointment.