What is blepharoplasty?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


Blepharoplasty a term for eyelid surgery. It is a procedure that many people have undergone to improve the appearance of eyelids or to rectify a medical condition.

As we age, our eyelids stretch and the supporting muscles can weaken. This sometimes allows fat around the eyes to accumulate which can not only look bad, but could affect function.

Sagging skin around your eyes can affect your peripheral vision, especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. This can be dangerous when operating  motor vehicle or being out in public in general.

Beautiful eyelids are important

Whether the surgery is purely cosmetic, or to improve functionality, blepharoplasty is an effective surgery that is generally done on an outpatient basis. Your surgeon will cut along the fold of the eyelid, removing excess skin, muscle and fat, and then carefully close the cut.

The size and placement of incisions vary with the level of droopiness. If it is determined that an eyelid drops to close to the pupil, and ptosis is diagnosed, further procedures might be necessary.

If droopy eyelids are becoming a problem for  you, contact your Denver eyelid surgery experts, Grossman Plastic Surgery at 303-320-5566 to discuss your many options.