What is Blepharoplasty?
Sometimes excess skin around the eyes can make a person look older and more tired. Cosmetic facial surgeon Dr. Raj TerKonda offers blepharoplasty (also known as an eyelid lift) to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelids, creating a younger and more alert facial appearance. Countless patients have experienced eyelid surgery at Cherry Creek Face and Skin to eliminate saggy eyelids, leading to improved function and appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery can give you natural yet noticeable improvements. If you're interested in refreshing your eyes with an eyelid lift, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. TerKonda at our practice in Denver, CO.
"Dr. Terkonda is thorough, empathetic, and respectful. He truly cares about his patients and their well-being. It is not often that you are able to find a Doctor like him these days. The staff members are also welcoming, friendly, and helpful. Dr. Terkonda and his amazing team always make each visit an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!"- S.W. / Yelp / Jan 17, 2022
"Thank you Dr. Terkonda! I went in for a chin implant because I inherited my mothers weak chin. Dr. Terkonda and I had a good discussion about the symmetry of my face specifically that I have a round face and the result I was looking for was a more angular masculine jaw line. He explained the difference between a chin implant and genioplasty.He explained how genioplasty would actually pull the muscles attached to the bone in my chin forward and give my face a slightly more angular look. Because of my round face he also performed lipo under my chin and buccal fat removal. It’s been 6 weeks and I am extremely pleased with the results. The recovery was just as he explained, I was out of work only a couple of days and the majority of the swelling was gone in 10 days."- R. / Healthgrades / Jun 18, 2021
"Dr. Terkonda is a wonderful doctor! I saw him for sleep apnea and recurrent sinus infections. He was very thorough, compassionate and wanted to get to the root of my issues. "- J. / Healthgrades / Jun 05, 2021
"Doctor Terkonda was absolutely excellent in his diagnosis, treatment options explanation, and surgery. Where as I could not breath before because the side of my nose had been crushed from an assault, I can breath well now! Insurance I used at the time was Blue Cross.Dr Terkonda has a great bedside manner, and really cared about me and my outcome. His surgical skills were awesome performing a septoplasty, turbinate reductions, in addition to other items in the same visit. Make sure to consult with this doctor if you need help with your nose and sinuses for breathing, have suffered traumatic injury, or would like cosmetic surgery. The doctor did top-notch care and work from beginning to end."- A. / Healthgrades / May 03, 2021
"PhD - wise, helpful , well likes, easy to communicate with"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 22, 2019
How is an Eyelid Lift Performed?
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty wish to correct excess, hanging skin and folds that exist on the top eyelid or bulging skin below the bottom eyelid. If excess eyelid skin causes vision impairment, then it may be possible to have part of your surgery costs covered by insurance. Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be given. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom portion, or a blend of both eyelids. Blepharoplasty can last up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should allow a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Cold compresses can assist in reducing bruising and swelling. The results from blepharoplasty may last years, but while they are lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Cherry Creek Face and Skin, such as fillers, peels, and lasers, can be added to create a fresh appearance.
Eyelid Lift FAQ
How much does eyelid lift surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you are getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. When your surgical plan is created in your initial consultation, Dr. TerKonda can go over estimated costs. For results that look natural and last for many years, it is better to focus on finding a skilled surgeon who you trust, like Dr. TerKonda, rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Cherry Creek Face and Skin takes several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When loose skin is compromising your vision, your insurance might cover some of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. TerKonda in your initial consultation if you are considering using your insurance. A team member at Cherry Creek Face and Skin will help you get the needed paperwork and information for your insurance company to consider your claim. Typically, you will require a letter from an ophthalmologist or optometrist that an eyelid lift will restore your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift doesn't just help to rejuvenate your face, it can also give you other benefits. You may discover your field of vision expanding once loose skin from your upper eyelid is gone. It can also be easier to put on eye shadow and other makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes may make your eyes look fuller and brighter without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Forehead wrinkles and crow's feet may be better treated with a brow lift or facelift because the improvements of blepharoplasty are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a nonsurgical procedure like BOTOX®, which combats wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®, may also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a softer, smoother appearance. In your consultation, Dr. TerKonda will create your personal treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening and injectable treatments (like Restylane, JUVÉDERM, and BOTOX) may provide mild improvements. Although, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. When you have talked to Dr. TerKonda about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his suggestions for a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. He might also suggest both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for ideal results.
If you find it difficult to see or you are frustrated by the appearance of puffy bags underneath your eyes, then an eyelid lift at Cherry Creek Face and Skin may be the answer for you. This enhancement can allow you to look younger and more alert while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Denver, CO, and schedule a consultation with our team.