Eyelid and Brow Lift Surgery
An eyelid lift procedure, or blepharoplasty, is intended to produce a more youthful and rested appearance around the eyes. It may also widen visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
If you have excessive, sagging, or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, you may be a candidate for an eyelid surgery in Denver. An eyelid surgery can also be helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision, if you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease, or if you have puffy pouches of fat in your upper or lower lids that cause you to look tired or aged.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis at our ambulatory surgery center while under sedation with local or general anesthesia.
What Is Recovery From Eyelid Surgery Like?
Initial mild discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Bruising and sensitivity to light can last up to two weeks after eyelid surgery. Most Denver eyelid surgery patients can return to non-strenuous work in 7-10 days. Swelling disappears within two weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed.
Insurance and Financing
Eyelid surgery is typically considered cosmetic, and insurance normally will not pay for eyelid lift surgery. We will be pleased to help you obtain financing for this procedure. We are affiliated with companies that offer financing for cosmetic surgery.
Eyelid Lift Qualifications
In addition to his all-important credentials as a plastic surgeon, an aesthetic plastic surgeon and as a face, head and neck surgeon, Dr. Slenkovich has written or edited a number of medical articles on Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), including articles on Asian Blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery techniques. He has also written and edited medical articles on Eyelid Reconstruction for both the upper and lower eyelid.
Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
An eyelid lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with a brow lift, also called a forehead lift. A forehead lift or brow lift is intended to give a more youthful and rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelids.
You may be a candidate for a forehead lift in Denver if you have a sagging forehead or brows that hang too low and too close to your eyes, or if you have deep vertical furrows (frown lines) between your eyebrows.
The brow lift is done on an outpatient basis in our Colorado Plastic Surgery Center under general anesthesia or monitored sedation. Depending on your anatomy, this procedure can often be performed using small incisions that are well hidden within the hairline.
Recovery from brow lift surgery is easily controlled with oral medication. Most swelling and bruising is gone in 7-14 days, and Denver brow lift patients can usually resume light duty work within this timeframe.
A brow lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with neck lift.
Dr. Slenkovich has written and edited a number of medical articles on brow lift surgical techniques for the forehead.
To Learn More
Please explore our site for more information about the specific procedure you’re interested in, and please view our before and after photos and 3-D demonstrations. We also invite you to read our patient experiences and patient testimonials pages.
Dr. Nick Slenkovich is proud of his reputation as one of the leading Denver plastic surgery specialists. Over the years, he has helped numerous individuals achieve their facial rejuvenation goals through advanced procedures, such as neck lift and laser skin resurfacing in Denver. In addition, Dr. Slenkovich is regarded as one of the most accomplished, best Denver face lift and otoplasty surgeons.
If you are considering a brow lift or eyelid surgery, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.