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.
"I am thankful for the excellent care Dr. Raj Terkonda provided me. I am very blessed to find a doctor who truly cares, who is very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you sir for the great care and surgery you performed on me. I can breathe now. I can sleep, and I can smell and taste. Yay! I strongly recommend him to friends, family or anyone who is in need of a doctor who cares and who strives in excellence!"- Y.L. / Google / Apr 14, 2023
"Dr. Raj Terkonda and his staff gave us a perfect service and outcome for a deviated septum. The doctor was very thorough in diagnosis, treatment plan, and instructions. The office staff did all of the work to ensure that our procedure and pre-ops were pre-authorized by Aetna and scheduled quickly. We wished we hadn't deferred this procedure for so long, but waiting for the right doctor and team is everything!"- S.C. / Google / Apr 07, 2023
"Dr TerKonda went above and beyond with my surgery to repair a deviated septum, and I can breathe much more clearly now. The admin side of the office has a few things to sort out with duplicate billing and wait communication issues, but I highly recommend the medical care/treatment."- I.T. / Google / Mar 20, 2023
"Dr. TerKonda fixed my deviated septum and excess tissue. Surgery was a success and he and his team are very caring every step of the way."- K. / Google / Dec 22, 2022
"I just had a septoplasty and nasal valve repair. I appreciate that Dr. Terkonda took his time to make sure that I was safe to have surgery. The medication he prescribed for the nasal drip was better than four years of receiving allergy shots. Nasal drip has gotten far better postop, but every now and then I still use the medication. I cannot believe this is how everyone else breathes and smells! Are you kidding me? Absolutely amazing."- H.L. / Google / Sep 16, 2022
Who Is A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement popular among both women and men. At your first visit, treatment options will be explained by Dr. TerKonda based on your areas of concern that need to be addressed. In most cases, ideal candidates are frustrated with drooping skin around the eyes, folds above their eyes, or puffy skin below the bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause vision impairment that can hinder daily life. For a more awake appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right surgery for you.
How is an Eyelid Lift Performed?
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.