Aspen Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Aspen, CO

The eyes are inevitably a central feature of your daily life. Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your eyes can lead to a significant impact on your self-confidence and quality of life. With eyelid surgery, you can address any concerns around the eye area and reach your aesthetic goals. For individuals looking for eyelid surgery in Aspen, McCracken Eye and Face Institute is here to help.

Dr. Michael McCracken is a board-certified ophthalmologist with specialized training in facial cosmetic surgery. He has performed countless procedures that have enhanced the appearance of his patients.

Eyelid Surgery Overview

Also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery aims to rejuvenate the appearance by addressing skin around the eyes. By making small, but calculated alterations, you can improve your appearance and gain a more youthful expression.

We offer two main types of eyelid surgery for Aspen residents: upper and lower eyelid surgery.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

As the name suggests, this procedure focuses on the skin above the eye. It aims to improve your features and reduce and sagging or drooping. For many, this can be a purely cosmetic procedure. However, for others, it can address severely drooping eyelids that interfere with your daily life.

Droopy eyelids can lead to a tired or fatigued appearance. As we age, our bodies lose much of their structure beneath the skin. And the eyelids are no exception. The result is that you can begin to look tired, even if you still feel youthful inside. With upper eyelid surgery, you can combat these signs of aging and keep your appearance lively.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Aging has similar effects under the eye as it does over it. As your skin loses collagen and fat sinks beneath the skin, your appearance may begin to seem as though it is hollowing out. You might notice bags under your eyes or puffiness that used not to be there.

Additionally, wrinkles inevitably begin to form, adding to a tired-looking expression. With lower eyelid surgery, you can restore your appearance to a more youthful expression.

Which Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

The type of eyelid surgery you choose depends on the symptoms you experience. For some patients, both surgery options may help them reach their goals. Below are some signs to look for that will help you decide on which eye surgery in Aspen is best for you.

An upper eyelid surgery is for you when:

  • You have loose or sagging skin around the eyes
  • There are fatty deposits causing puffiness
  • Lines and wrinkles exist around your eyes
  • You have tired expression even when fully alert
  • You want to restore a more youthful appearance

A lower eyelid surgery can suit you when:

  • You have noticed puffiness under your eyes
  • Bags and dark circles have formed, changing your facial appearance
  • Lines and wrinkles have formed around your lower eyelid
  • You want to rejuvenate your eyes for a more youthful appearance

Am I a Candidate?

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance your eyes lend your face, then surgery may be right for you. For those looking for eyelid surgery in Aspen, we typically have several qualifications:

  • Be in moderately good health (being healthy means better healing and better results)
  • An absence of pre-existing eye conditions that could interfere with surgery or healing
  • Have healthy and realistic expectations about what this surgery can do

During your consultation with Dr. McCracken, you will have the opportunity to express your goals and ask questions. Every step of the way, we seek to keep you fully informed. You will have a good idea of what your results will look like and can make an informed decision before committing to any procedure.

Recovery & Downtime

After your surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising. With pain medication, you should be able to manage any discomfort. Still, we advise that you take about two full weeks to allow your body to heal. Swelling and bruising should fade significantly during this time.

You will see an immediate difference following your procedure. However, your final results will appear only after you have fully healed. This can take a few months, depending on your daily lifestyle. During the healing period, we advise that you avoid smoking as it can interfere with the healing process.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Take back your appearance. If you are dissatisfied with how your expression is at odds with how you feel, schedule a consultation today. Dr. McCracken will meet with you personally to discuss your goals and expectations for your eyelid surgery in Aspen. He will then put together a personalized treatment plan designed for your unique needs. Call us today at (720) 851-6600 to learn more about the services and procedures we provide. We look forward to helping you build confidence and improve your quality of life.

qt-imgIn September I had an accident which vertically split my upper right eyelid. Dr. McCracken’s office made room to see me on an emergency basis and scheduled me for surgery a few days later…

-Roger Harmelink