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Make Your Eyes Look Youthful & Radiant

As we age, our skin begins to sag and wrinkle. The first place this often becomes noticeable is around our eyes. Excess skin on the upper eyelids can lead to a tired and frustrated appearance, even if you feel bright and jovial. Furthermore, excess eyelid skin can also create a droopy, hooded appearance and obscure your vision. Dr. Fathimani offers a highly personalized upper eyelid surgery to reverse the signs of aging and make you look radiant.

woman after upper eyelid surgery in Denver

What is Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery, also called “upper blepharoplasty” is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids. The surgery can correct drooping or sagging eyelids, reduce facial wrinkles around the upper eyelids, and improve your overall facial appearance. The procedure generally involves making strategic incisions on the crease of the upper eyelids to remove excess skin and fat tissues, making your eyelids look smoother and more youthful.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Correct:

  • Ptosis, where the eyelid droops down and blocks your vision
  • Excess fat on the eyelid that makes the eye appear puffy
  • Drooping, sagging, or hanging upper eyelids
  • Wrinkles and creases around the eyes
  • Tired-looking appearance

To learn more about upper eyelid surgery in Denver, contact our office for an appointment.

The Upper Eyelid Surgery Process

Upper eyelid surgery is usually done under local anesthesia, with sedation if desired. The surgeon makes a strategic incision along the natural lines of the upper eyelids, following which excess skin and fat deposits are removed. The surgeon only removes enough skin to correct the issue with sagging, leaving enough skin for normal functions. Sometimes, the surgeon removes a small portion of the orbicularis oculi muscle. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.

Upper Eyelid Surgery: Recovery & Downtime

After the surgery, your eyelids will be swollen and bruised, and you may feel pain and discomfort. You’ll likely need to take it easy for a few days, and you may need to use ice packs and take pain medication to help with the discomfort. It’s also important to keep your head elevated to help reduce the swelling.

Most people recover from upper eyelid surgery in Denver within a week or two. However, it can take up to a month for the swelling and bruising to completely go away. You should avoid strenuous activity and exposure to the sun during this time. Wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the sun and wind. You can resume strenuous workouts after 4 to 6 weeks.

woman after upper eyelid surgery in Denver

Upper Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Who is a suitable candidate for upper eyelid surgery?

Suitable candidates for upper eyelid surgery typically include individuals bothered by drooping eyelids, excess skin, or puffiness around the eyes. The ideal candidates are generally in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

Will upper eyelid surgery affect my vision?

Upper eyelid surgery in Denver is primarily cosmetic and aims to improve the appearance of the eyes. However, in cases where sagging skin obstructs vision, the procedure can have functional benefits by lifting the eyelids and improving peripheral vision.

How long do the results of upper eyelid surgery last?

The results of upper eyelid surgery can last many years, often providing long-term improvement in the appearance of the eyes. Factors such as aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits can affect the longevity of results, but proper skincare can help prolong the outcome.

Can upper eyelid surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes, upper eyelid surgery can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as lower eyelid surgery, brow lift, or facelift for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Will upper eyelid surgery leave visible scars?

Upper eyelid surgery typically involves incisions made along the natural creases of the eyelids, which helps to minimize the visibility of scars. With proper care and healing, scars tend to fade over time and become barely noticeable.

Why Choose Us for Upper Eyelid Surgery in Denver

Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified and fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in the most advanced cosmetic surgeries to reverse the signs of aging. He takes the time to listen to his patients, understands their concerns and goals, and curates personalized treatment plans that elevate their facial contours without leaving prominent signs of surgical manipulation. Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for upper eyelid surgery in Denver.

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