Dr. John R. Burroughs

Award Winning Colorado Springs Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Non-Invasive Procedures, Eyelid, Forehead & Facelifts.


Eye disease, droopy eyelids, cancers, trauma, tumors, dry eye and reconstruction.


Before and after photos of patients Dr. Burroughs has treated for your surgical and/or cosmetic area of concern.

Welcome to Colorado Springs Plastic Eyelid and Face Surgery.
Dr. John Burroughs is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgeon.

 Dr. Burroughs is a fellowship trained subspecialist in oculo-facial plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include cosmetic rejuvenation and reconstructive management of complex issues of the eyelids, orbits, and face. Dr. Burroughs’ past experience as an ophthalmic microsurgeon brings delicacy, precision, success, and safety to the cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries he performs around the eyes and face.

Dr. Burroughs completed a highly competitive American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) two-year fellowship.  Membership in ASOPRS is restricted to ophthalmologists who have been board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and who have also passed rigorous oral and written examinations in this highly specialized field.

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons start as an ophthalmologist (medical doctor and eye surgeon) who then complete additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes,  surrounding structures, and face.  The word plastic is derived from a Greek word that means to mold or to give form. Plastic surgery is surgery that molds or reconstructs parts of the human body. Ophthalmic plastic surgery is plastic surgery that is limited to the structures surrounding the eye. Since such surgery can affect one’s ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are the most qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eye itself may need during healing or prior to surgery.

Dr. Burroughs’ oculo-facial plastic surgery practice primarily covers Colorado Springs and the Southern Colorado region (Pueblo, Canon City), but he receives patients from surrounding states and farther.  His practice covers the gamut of medical and surgical problems of the eyes, eyelids, orbital bones, and surrounding facial areas.  Besides cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery, Dr. Burroughs’ expertise includes: dry eyes; tearing disorders; droopy and other eyelid malpositions; tumors; cancers of the eye, eyelids, orbits, and facial skin; traumatic injury and deformity repairs of the eyelids, orbital bones, and facial skin.

Dr. Burroughs is a highly sought after cosmetic eyelid surgeon, and he also provides non-surgical eyelid and facial rejuvenation (e.g., botulinum toxin-“botox”, fillers, peels).  A considerable portion of his practice is managing suboptimal results and complications from surgery performed by other specialists and subspecialists.  Given his training, accrued expertise, and gentle bed-side manner he often sees other doctors as patients as well as receiving doctor referrals of their own family and staff members, performs many second opinion consults, and often is asked to manage the most challenging cases.

Years of Experience

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Publications Dr. Burroughs has written.

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“I am a reference patient by Dr. John wright. I am very pleased with the entire experience. Staff (all) is professional, helpful and friendly. If I needed more work done, I would have it done here at this office.”



“Really respectful, cares about his patients, awesome bedside manner. His work is wonderful! Took very good care of me after surgery. Listens to any concerns and answers fully.”



“Excellent service! Very happy with my decision to come to Dr. Burroughs. With any business, your staff is a very important part of the service and I can’t say enough about the staff here. You can tell everyone enjoys working here.”



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