Boulder Plastic Surgery is Colorado’s Premier Resource for Eyelid Surgery
Colorado residents who are considering eyelid surgery in Boulder won’t find a better place to begin discussing their options than at Boulder Plastic Surgery. Our expert doctors and medical professionals are highly qualified to provide the latest plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic care — not only because they have over 40 years of combined experience performing cosmetic surgery, but also because they understand that any medical procedure requires a comprehensive approach to patient care and wellness. Whether your motivations are medical or cosmetic, you can trust Boulder Plastic Surgery to use the most advanced, trusted surgical techniques to achieve superior results.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Plastic surgery of the eyelids, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure designed to improve the appearance and function of the upper and lower eyelids. Specifically, blepharoplasty removes excess fat and tissue from the eyelids to give the eyes and the area around the eyes a more youthful, revitalized, and rested look.
Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
While blepharoplasty is typically a cosmetic operation for symptoms like bagginess, saggy eyelids, and wrinkles, there are occasions where plastic surgery can be required to treat medical issues. Loose and saggy eyelids can hinder sight, sometimes completely obscuring a patient’s peripheral vision. In these cases, blepharoplasty may be recommended by medical professionals.
However, because this surgery is most often elective, not everyone is considered a good candidate for the procedure. The best patients are healthy, non-smoking adults who do not suffer from life-threatening conditions and diseases — especially relating to the eye. The biggest warning conditions include:
- Glaucoma, detached retinas, and dry eye
- Graves disease and an overactive thyroid
- Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high-blood pressure
The most important factors if you’re considering blepharoplasty aren’t just healthy eye tissue and facial muscles — at BPS we want to make sure our patients can manage their expectations and develop practical goals for recovery. Before any cosmetic surgery, it’s important to reflect and be sure that your decision is your own, and not something you feel compelled to pursue for someone else.
Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery for More Information
Eyelid surgery is just one of the hundreds of medical reconstructive and body-sculpting procedures we’re qualified to perform. If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you realize a more positive self image, contact our office in Boulder for an initial consultation.