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Eyelid surgery can help create a more inviting and well-rested facial expression by trimming excess skin, fat, and tissue. Both lower and upper blepharoplasty can combat age-related changes in the eyes. Surgery is often combined with a brow lift, facelift, or fat transfer procedure to enhance your individualized results.

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Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery Center?

Our eyelid surgery in Denver is a complex and delicate endeavor requiring the highest levels of precision and artistry. As an award-winning, Fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Garrett Locketz has an intuitive understanding of how to achieve each patient’s unique goals for improvement. He was educated at among the most lauded institutions in the nation, including Stanford University, UPenn, and NYU.

Peak Plastic Surgery Center in Denver, CO, is equipped with the latest in innovative technology and equipment that helps to expedite recovery and reduce discomfort. Our spacious, state-of-the-art offices provide luxury amenities that enhance comfort, convenience, and discretion. 

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What is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Eyelid surgery involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the lower and upper lids. Bags and dark circles in the lower lids can be reduced, and drooping in the upper lids can corrected to enhance the overall youthfulness and vitality of the upper face. 

Surgery can also:

  • Reduce hooding in the upper lids
  • Minimize puffiness in the lower lids
  • Expand field of vision
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Achieve a more relaxed facial expression
  • Enhance self-confidence and self-esteem

Who is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

The eyelids are among the first of the features to exhibit signs of aging, such as sagging, wrinkles, and the buildup of fatty tissue. Eyelid surgery is a common solution for those seeking an end to under eye bags, puffiness, drooping skin, and vision impairment. Ideal candidates are physically and mentally healthy non-smokers who expect improvement rather than perfection and are willing to follow Dr. Locketz’s instructions and restrictions before and after surgery.

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How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Upper Blepharoplasty

For patients struggling with hooded eyelids and drooping skin that hangs down to obscure vision, upper eyelid surgery may be an excellent choice. The surgery can even help reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and fine lines surrounding the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Incisions are created within the natural folds of the upper lids, so scarring is completely hidden when the eyes are open. The doctor then removes excess tissue and pockets of fat, trimming the redundant skin and closing the incision with removable sutures.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid surgery helps to erase puffiness and under eye bags to restore a more awake and rejuvenated look in the upper face. Surgery is performed using local anesthesia and sedation with incisions created within the lower lash line. Dr. Locketz will extract excess fatty tissue and skin, repositioning the muscles. Incisions are then closed with removable sutures. If the patient only requires the elimination or repositioning of fat without skin removal, incisions can be made on the inside of the lower lids, eradicating the need for external scarring altogether.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery and Results

Patients who underwent anesthesia will need a friend or family member to escort them home and assist them for the first 24 hours or so. Dr. Locketz will provide a clear and personalized aftercare plan along with prescriptions for pain medications. You should rest with your head elevated to encourage proper circulation and avoid the overuse of screens and devices. Mild swelling and bruising may occur following surgery, but these side effects will gradually fade.

Swelling may cause temporary blurry vision, but Dr. Locketz can provide eye drops to help resolve this concern and combat any itching or dryness in the eyes. Most patients can resume their normal day-to-day activities within 7-10 days. Exercise and strenuous activity can be added to your daily routine after 2-4 weeks, depending on Dr. Locketz’s instructions.


Is eyelid surgery painful?

Can eyelid surgery be combined with other procedures?

Is eyelid surgery painful?

During surgery, the patient is numbed with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia so no discomfort is felt. After surgery, patients receive prescription pain medications to help ease tenderness and soreness during the first few days after the procedure.

Can eyelid surgery be combined with other procedures?

Yes! Many patients undergo a brow lift, facelift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, or other facial cosmetic treatments at the same time to expand and enhance their eyelid surgery results. If you are interested in a combination approach, speak with Dr. Locketz during your private consultation.

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