Your eyes are the main focal point of your face. Make them really shine with our eye rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Picerno and Dr. Cote have been providing blepharoplasty procedures and eye rejuvenation techniques to patients for years, and they are experts in this procedure.

Look younger and reenergized, and feel more confident in your appearance. Blepharoplasty or eye rejuvenation refers to surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, and can be used to rejuvenate the laxity (droopiness and puffiness) due to the aging process and sun damage.

Your eyes are very sensitive, and any facial surgery is a complex matter. At FacesFirst, we always take a careful approach to surgery of your eyes, understanding they are delicate structures. Dr. Picerno or Dr. Cote will review your medical history and have you obtain a complete eye exam before proceeding with any surgery. We take the utmost responsibility in offering careful pre-operative planning and close follow-up after surgery to ensure that you feel confident in your treatment, our team and your results. Call us today at 303.744.2300 with any questions!

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Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, is the procedure that addresses the excess skin and muscle that is hanging low on the lid. This tissue may be sitting on the eyelashes and causing you to unconsciously raise your eyebrows, leading to forehead wrinkles. It may be “hooding” on the sides of your eyes, contributing to deeper shadows. Sometimes there is so much excess skin that it may be blocking your peripheral vision. Makeup doesn’t stay where you place it and ends up migrating onto the eyebrow skin in an unappealing fashion. Don’t suffer through these symptoms. Consider a blepharoplasty.

Upper blepharoplasty can be performed safely at FacesFirst, with offices in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. You will be under local anesthesia and only a thin incision will be made, which is hidden in the natural crease above the eyelashes. Plus, there can be minimal downtime of less than a week. You will need a complete eye exam before your procedure.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty is the term for lower eyelid surgery that addresses laxity and volume changes to the lower eyelid. Like the upper blepharoplasty, the lower blepharoplasty is often complemented by skin treatments with peels and volume treatments, such as fillers and fat transfers, to give you the best results possible. Like the upper lid, the lower eyelid is a complex structure that protects your eyes, and is highly susceptible to the aging process. There are a number of aging changes that begin in your twenties and thirties that can affect the lower eyelid region. Avoid looking tired and weary through a multitude of approaches that can help you to achieve youthful, natural-looking results.

Lower blepharoplasty can be done many ways depending on a physical exam. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is performed with a hidden incision on the inside of the lower eyelid. This procedure is good for patients with good skin and muscle tone that have the appearance of “bags” under the eyes. This is deep eye fat that is revealed when you start losing the fat under your cheek skin in your thirties. Transcutaneous blepharoplasty is performed with a thin incision under the eyelashes, allowing access to the skin, muscle, and fat under the lids. This approach is preferred when there is droopiness to the skin or muscle and a more aggressive lifting is needed. Because eyelid skin often heals so well, these incisions are typically imperceptible after the healing process is complete.

Like upper blepharoplasty, lower eyelid surgery can be done in our office under local anesthesia. Of course, more anesthesia options are always available. You should plan on 7-10 days of swelling and bruising. There is usually little pain and discomfort, though you will want to rest your eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a blepharoplasty last?

The results from a blepharoplasty last 5-7 years, on average. After this time, normal signs of aging start to become visible again.

How can I hide my eyelid surgery?

The amount of swelling, bruising, and other noticeable side effects that are visible after a blepharoplasty varies from patient to patient. Usually, any remaining redness after your initial rest period can be covered with makeup.

Are you put to sleep for eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty surgery usually requires general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep through the duration of your procedure.

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Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 30 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.