Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty by GREGORY J. LIEBSCHER, MD, FACS, 5901 CORPORATE DR #A COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80907 (719) 634-2503

Here’s what you should know about getting eyelid surgery from one of the top plastic surgeons in Colorado Springs, Dr. Greg Liebscher:

Blepharoplasty or what is also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic facial procedure that is becoming more and more popular. A Blepharoplasty procedure can help remove the bags and puffiness under one’s eyes and even correct eyelids that are droopy. By removing muscle, skin or fat from a patient’s eyelid, a plastic surgeon can successfully transform the shape of one’s eye in order to enhance their appearance.

Board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Gregory J. Liebscher, MD, FACS, regularly performs eyelid surgery procedures. By offering reconstruction and transformation procedures, he is able to deliver some amazing results that are quite comfortable and esthetically pleasing.

Who is the prime candidate for an eyelid surgery?

People looking undergo an eyelid surgery want to make sure they are:

  • 35 years of age or older
  • Expecting realist expectations
  • Healthy overall
  • Mentally stable

Conditions that may make eyelid surgery more dangerous:

  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinal detachment
  • Dryness of the eyes
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Circulatory disorders

Details of eyelid lift procedures:

Procedure: to correct any drooping or puffy bags under the eyelids. The procedure is performed by removing any extra muscle, skin or fat that is causing the concern. If this procedure is being performed in order to enhance a patient’s vision, it may be covered by insurance companies.

Time frame: 1-1.5 hours.

General anesthesia is provided.

This procedure is usually performed as an outpatient care.

Temporary side effects of Blepharoplasty:

  • Tightness of the eyelids
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Dryness
  • Itching
  • Burning sensations
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Tearing

Risks of blepharoplasty:

Patients may notice temporary blurriness or vision concerns, such as double vision. Swelling of the eyelids, bleeding and infections are also risks of this procedure. As for the very rare risks of this procedure, there may be blindness and difficulty closing the eyes.

Recovery period:

Most patients will be able to work in 7-10 days, and pick up reading again in about 2-3. If a patient wears contact lenses, it’s recommended that he or she waits two or more weeks to being wearing them again. Strenuous activity can occur in about three weeks, while the complete bruising and swelling tends to subside several weeks later.

Blepharoplasty tends to last for several years and can even leave permanent results.

Learning about the risks:

Patients must keep in mind that every individual is unique, and that each person may end up with different results. If a patient is considering any cosmetic procedure in the future, they are more than welcome to meet with Dr. Liebscher for a consultation. Patients must also be aware of all the risks that can occur during a cosmetic procedure. Risks such as blood clots, bleeding, as well as infections can happen, although, the risks aren’t high. Choosing a reputable plastic surgeon such as Dr. Greg Liebscher will, of course, minimize a patient’s risks for any procedure.

Determining the right eyelid surgery plan

You can consult with Dr. Greg Liebscher to discuss your options for treatments. To schedule a free and private cosmetic consultation, call 719-634-2503.