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Eyelid Surgery

Welcome to McCracken Eye and Face Institute, your premier destination for top-notch eyelid surgery in Denver. We understand the importance of achieving your aesthetic goals and enhancing natural beauty. Our board-certified blepharoplasty surgeon is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and remarkable results. We will delve into eyelid surgery, offering detailed insights into the procedure, benefits, recovery, and why Dr. McCracken is your best choice.

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What is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a transformative cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of the eyelids. It addresses issues such as sagging upper eyelids, puffy lower eyelids, and excess skin or fat deposits around the eyes. This procedure can significantly improve your eyes’ aesthetic and functional aspects, giving you a refreshed and youthful look. Dr. McCracken can treat a range of concerns using expert techniques and an eye for aesthetics. Whether you want to reduce signs of aging or create a rejuvenated appearance, there is a type for you. It is a highly flexible procedure.


Each surgery is fully tailored to help you achieve your unique goals in Denver. When done correctly, your results will blend naturally into the rest of your appearance. You will look younger and fresher, but you will still be you, with fewer wrinkles or sagging skin, more symmetry, and a brighter overall look. Don’t settle for droopy eyelids or an aging look! We can help you find the youthful face you’ve been looking for. It’s time to show the world the real you with an eyelid surgery that will impress you.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Michael McCracken can help eliminate the signs of aging with upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty. It can remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, improving the appearance of puffiness and creasing that contributes to a tired and aged facial appearance.

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How can surgery help?

Upper eyelid surgery can help minimize the appearance of bagginess and puffiness in the upper eyebrow region, giving you a younger, fresher appearance. It can also:

  • Remove loose or sagging skin that creates “hooding” or folds around the eyes
  • Remove excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness
  • Improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the upper eyelids
  • Make your eyes look refreshed and rejuvenated
  • Make your eyes and face look less tired
  • Provide a more youthful appearance
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Very pleased with the results

I was pleasantly surprised that my fillers procedure were pain free….

– Michaela

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Lower Eyelid Surgery

As a natural part of aging, the skin around the lower eyes can become loose, and the fatty deposits can bulge. Time, heredity, and environmental factors can cause the skin and fat of the lower eyelid to become wrinkled and baggy. The fat of the lower eyelid can result in a tired, puffy, and aged appearance.

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How can lower eyelid
surgery help?

Our patients report being pleased with how our service restores their eyes to a youthful look. Among the things our service can help fix include:

  • Eliminate puffiness under the eyes
  • Improve the appearance of “bags” under the eyes
  • Remove and reshape fat to restore the eyes to a more youthful appearance
  • Improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the lower eyelids
Dr McCracken explains how to put ointment in the eye after eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

Dr McCracken explains how to put ointment in the eye after eyelid surgery.

Revision Eyelid Surgery

Revision eyelid surgery, also known as secondary or corrective blepharoplasty, addresses issues or complications arising from a prior surgery. This specialized surgical technique focuses on improving the aesthetics and functionality of the eyelids, ensuring that the patient achieves their desired outcome in Denver.

Reasons for Revision

  1. Initial Dissatisfaction:
    When patients are unsatisfied with their first eyelid surgery results, they may seek revision surgery to achieve their desired look.
  2. Complications:
    Complications such as asymmetry, scarring, or unnatural eyelid appearance can necessitate corrective surgery.
  3. Aging Effects:
    Aging can change the eyelid’s appearance as time passes, making revision surgery a potential solution.

The Procedure

Preparing for Surgery

Before undergoing blepharoplasty, you will thoroughly consult our experienced plastic surgeons. They will assess your specific needs and discuss your desired outcomes. During this consultation, you can ask questions and address any concerns about the procedure.

The Surgery

Blepharoplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The surgeon will make precise incisions along the natural creases of your eyelids to minimize scarring. Excess skin, muscle, and fat will be carefully removed or repositioned to achieve the desired results.


Recovery varies from patient to patient, but most individuals can expect some swelling and bruising around the eyes. It is essential to follow post-operative instructions diligently to ensure a smooth recovery. You will notice gradual improvements in the appearance of your eyelids as the healing process unfolds.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Eyelid surgery in Denver is perfect for any Colorado patient who is looking to freshen their eyelids and appearance of their face. Blepharoplasty can also be a perfect fit for you if:

  • You are moderately healthy.
  • You do not have any extreme pre-existing eye conditions.
  • Want to get rid of puffiness around your eyes.
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Patient Testimonials

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Why Choose Dr. McCracken?

Dr. Michael McCracken brings a wealth of qualifications and expertise to eyelid surgery. He is a distinguished facial plastic surgeon with board certification in ophthalmology and specialized training in oculoplastic surgery in Denver. This unique combination of skills equips Dr. McCracken to address a wide spectrum of eye-related conditions, including eyelid, tear duct, and eye socket issues, as well as cosmetic enhancements for the eyelids, eyebrows, and overall facial area.

  • Expertise: Dr. McCracken is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializes in eyelid surgery.
  • Personalized Consultations: We understand that every patient is unique. During your initial consultation, we will take the time to listen to your concerns and goals, tailoring the surgical plan to your specific needs.
  • Natural Results: We prioritize achieving natural and harmonious results with your facial features. Whether you’re seeking an upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid rejuvenation, or both, our goal is to enhance your appearance while maintaining your individuality.
  • Advanced Techniques: We stay abreast of the latest advancements, techniques and technologies.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand that surgery can be a significant decision and provide compassionate support throughout your journey. Our team is here to address your questions and concerns, making you feel comfortable and informed at every step.
  • Exceptional Outcomes: Our track record speaks for itself. We have helped countless patients achieve remarkable results, restoring their confidence and rejuvenating their appearance.
  • Postoperative Care: Your recovery is just as important as the surgery itself. We offer comprehensive postoperative care and guidance to ensure a smooth healing, minimizing discomfort and downtime.
  • Patient Satisfaction: We take pride in our high patient satisfaction rates and the positive feedback we receive from those who have entrusted us with their eyelid surgery. Your happiness and confidence are our greatest rewards.

Whether you’re seeking cosmetic facial rejuvenation or require the expertise of an eye surgeon to address functional concerns that impact your eye health, Dr. Michael McCracken is your trusted partner. Contact our office today to arrange a consultation and take the first step toward achieving your cosmetic objectives with Dr. McCracken’s guidance.

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