Blepharoplasty

Surgical Services

Blepharoplasty at a Glance

Surgery Time: 
30 – 60 minutes
Anesthesia: 
Local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
Setting: 
Office procedure suite or ambulatory surgery center
Recovery: 
5-10 days

Blepharoplasty is one of the most common facial aesthetic procedures for good reason. We are all either born with puffy eyelids and sagging eyelid skin or we develop them due to the effects of aging, gravity and sun damage. Excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids can make you appear tired, your eyes appear smaller and your eyelids look baggy. Heavy eyelids and eyelid bags make a person look older than their actual age.

While adequate sleep, specialized eye products and laser resurfacing can soften lines around the eyes, blepharoplasty is often the only option to permanently rejuvenate the eye area. Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, rejuvenates the eyes by reducing wrinkles, puffiness, removing eyelid bags and eliminating drooping of the eyelids. Blepharoplasty can open your eyes, improve your appearance and, in some cases, enhance your vision.

I initially wanted my eyelids done and liposuction for my turkey neck. Dr. Weber explained that a chin implant would also help my neckline (I never have had much of a chin) and showed what this would look like by photoshoping my before surgery photos. I also wanted my tired eyes improved. I am very happy with the...

Lone Tree, Colorado

Dr. Weber and his team were awesome! Camille took me through the procedure step-by-step during initial consult and worked diligently with insurance company.

Lone Tree, CO

Dr Weber is extremely good at explaining the procedure in layman's terms and gives careful instructions for caring for your nose after the procedure! He makes himself available at anytime to answer any questions and has been helpful in the recovery process. I feel I've healed 10x quicker! My general doctor didn't...

Lone Tree, CO

He was very knowledgeable and put my fears at ease. His assistant Camille was just as helpful. I really like her as well. I was extremely pleased with the results.

Lone Tree, CO

Dr. Weber was extremely helpful in identifying the best aesthetics for my face. I knew that I wasn't pleased with the balance of my face, but I wasn't sure where the problem was. Dr. Weber is extremely talented with aesthetics - he spent a great deal of time explaining what look certain changes would yield. After...

Lone Tree, CO

Blepharoplasty surgery involves removing excess tissue from the upper eyelids to recreate a youthful eyelid crease and removing lower eyelid “bags” to eliminate the tired eye look. Blepharoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending upon the complexity of the procedure and your preference. Incisions are hidden in the natural eyelid crease and are meticulously closed with fine, delicate sutures.

In some cases, Dr. Weber will recommend combining an upper blepharoplasty with browlift surgery, fat transfer or undereye dermal fillers to fully rejuvenate the eye area.

Blepharoplasty can address:

  • Reduce puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Remove lower eyelid “bags”
  • Eliminate darkness and shadows in the lower eyelids
  • Remove loose skin in the eyelids that causes wrinkles
  • Reduce hollowing in the lower eyelid and “tear trough” areas
  • Reduce droopiness or “rounding” of the lower eyelid
  • In severe cases, blepharoplasty can improve a person’s vision