Category Archives: Eyelid Surgery

Although laser skin resurfacing and eyelid surgery (a.k.a., blepharoplasty) can both rejuvenate the eye area, they are distinctly different. The procedures can be performed separately or, in some cases, combined into one operation for more powerful anti-aging results. Read on as Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute discusses when it is normally appropriate to perform laser skin resurfacing with blepharoplasty. Continue reading

Everyone’s recovery from blepharoplasty (a.k.a., eyelid surgery) is unique, based on factors such as their age, health, skin type and the specific procedure that was performed. Although Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute cannot predict with complete accuracy what your recovery will be like, he will provide detailed aftercare instructions and guidelines to adhere to after surgery. What follows is a general idea of what to expect after blepharoplasty. Continue reading

The eyes play a crucial role in our facial expressions and overall appearance. If you’ve noticed your eyes look sad, angry or tired no matter how rested you are, consider eyelid surgery with Dr. Michael McCracken of McCracken Eye and Face Institute. Here, the trusted facial surgeon in Denver describes some signs that indicate you may benefit from the procedure. Continue reading

Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken commonly treats a condition known as ptosis, or eyelid drooping. Ptosis can affect one or both eyes and may block or greatly reduce vision. Ptosis is common in seniors, because the natural aging process causes the muscles that lift and lower the eyelid to relax and stretch. However, not all cases of ptosis are age-related. Sometimes ptosis can be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as the following: Continue reading

shutterstock_296338871The eyelids have two primary functions: to protect the eye from damage and debris and to prevent tears from evaporating. Normally, the upper and lower eyelids close tightly over the eyeball, but two maladies, known as ectropion and entropion, can interfere with this, affecting patient comfort and ocular function. Here, Dr. Michael McCracken, who treats these conditions at his Denver/Boulder practice, explains the two conditions. Continue reading

Eyelid sagging causes and treatmentPtosis is the clinical term for sagging. Eyelid ptosis is usually not a health concern (although in some cases, it may indicate an underlying medical cause), but it can be severe enough to affect vision and limit tasks like driving or reading. If your eyelids appear saggy or impede your vision, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael McCracken can help. Here, he explains what you need to know about eyelid ptosis and what can be done about it. Continue reading