Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty

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The early signs of aging first appear in the upper face and eye region. Heavy eyelids and eyebrows can make you look perpetually tired, persistently angry and prematurely old. Fortunately, The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care offers both surgical and nonsurgical methods for addressing these unwanted effects of aging and restoring a fresh, youthful face.

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular and effective procedures for facial rejuvenation. In order to obtain the greatest value from this surgery, it is important to ensure a comprehensive and detailed analysis at the start. If you live in Denver, Highlands Ranch or Littleton, contact Dr. Zwiebel today by calling 303-470-3400 or completing the form on this page. We welcome patients from throughout the nation and overseas.

Aging Eyes

Our eyes perform thousands of critical tasks every day. Beyond granting us the incredible power of sight, we call on our eyes to express and communicate our emotions. This requires numerous small muscle movements that flex the skin and create folds and wrinkles around the eyes.

Over time, our eyes become the first areas to expose our age. Our eyelids begin to droop and bags form under our eyes. Sometimes newly formed fat deposits can give the eyes a puffy appearance, while other times loss of fat below the eyelids can create sunken skin that creates shadows under the eyes. The overall results of these issues can leave you looking angry, tired or bored, no matter how you really feel. The goal of eyelid surgery is to remedy these unwanted signs of aging without looking unnatural or pulled too tight.

Rejuvenating Aging Eyes

When selecting the most effective treatment for your situation, it is critical to target the primary cause of your dissatisfaction. If the chief culprit of your aged appearance is sagging skin under the eyelids, blepharoplasty is the best solution.

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both simultaneously. For an upper eyelid lift, the incision is made in the upper lid and is concealed when your eyes are open.

For lower eyelid surgery, an incision can be made on the inside of the lid or at the eyelash line. Excess skin may be removed or fat may be relocated to minimize the appearance of shadows. Understanding your underlying anatomy is critical to achieving the maximum benefit of your procedure. The cheek, for example, has a profound effect on the support and appearance on the lower eyelid. The goal of this procedure is always to produce a natural, youthful appearance.

Complementary Procedures

Many of our Denver patients complement their eyelid surgery with other procedures. If your eyebrow is responsible for a significant amount of eyelid sagging, a brow lift can effectively address the issue by lifting or reshaping your brow.

If you suffer from crow’s feet or vertical glabellar lines between your eyebrows (11s), BOTOX® Cosmetic injections could be a good, nonsurgical starting point for rejuvenating your appearance. Some dermal fillers can be used to add volume and combat the hollow, shadowed area under your eyes.

Why Dr. Zwiebel?

The advantage of The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care is that we offer a comprehensive range of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and the expertise and judgment to successfully apply them. If you are concerned about the appearance of your eyes, Dr. Zwiebel will take the time during your initial consultation to closely examine and assess your facial structure and anatomy to help you determine the best way to realistically achieve your specific goals.

If you are considering eyelid surgery in Denver, please contact The Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care today by calling 303-470-3400 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Zwiebel helps patients from Highlands Ranch and Littleton, Colorado and throughout the nation.