A person's eyes are an appealing aspect of the face that deserves to be seen, but sometimes an excess of skin on top or around the eyes can render an unflattering facial appearance. One of our board-certified plastic surgeons can perform eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelid, creating a younger and awakened look for you. Many Colorado Springs, CO men and women have eyelid surgery at the Institute of Plastic Surgery to correct sagging skin, which assists with both function and appearance. Whether you choose upper or lower eyelid surgery, our surgeon can create a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet noticeable improvements.
Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is popular among both women as well as men. During the initial consult, treatment options will be provided by your surgeon based on your condition that needs to be corrected. Most often, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelid or puffy skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause function problems that can get in the way of everyday activities. For a more awake facial appearance, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate treatment for you.
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During eyelid surgery, depending on the nature of the surgery, some form of anesthesia will be used. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a blend of both treatments at once.
Upper eyelid surgery assists in reducing the loose skin that impairs vision and attains a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
Lower bleph is performed to improve bulging, bloated skin underneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is made below the lash line to surgically remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flattering, smoother look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be performed to help with discoloration, while injectable fillers can be used for additional volume and smoothness if needed.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can take up to two hours depending on whether both eyes or one is treated. After surgery, you should allow several days to rest. Cold compressions can assist in reducing swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The outcomes from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, and even though the results are long lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance the surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments at our practice such as injections, fillers, and lasers can be added to create a glowing appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Look More Awake
If you have vision impairment due to excess skin protruding from the upper lid or suffer from bulging bags under your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at the Institute of Plastic Surgery may be the answer for you. This treatment can allow you to look and feel younger and more alert. We welcome you to call our office in Colorado Springs, CO to schedule a consultation.