An advanced procedure we perform here at Springs Aesthetics is lower eyelid surgery to help augment the lower eyelid to not only improve its aestheticism but functionality as well. Dr. Burroughs specializes in eyelid surgery, performing over a thousand procedures every year. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about this exciting procedure.

What is Lower Eyelid Reconstruction?

The lower eyelids play an important role fo eye protection and closure. To function properly, they need to maintain a fine balance between proper anatomic position and orientation during eye movement, blinking, and eyelid closure.

As we age, the eyelids tend to loosen and can become unstable, either turning inward or outward. Additionally, if they become too lax, they may not move properly during blinking and play an important role with tear drainage away from the eyes. They also can retract or pull downward from their normal position at the bottom of the cornea (clear “cap” of the eye). Traumatic or eyelid reconstruction following cancer removal needs delicate and precise surgery to ensure a safe result to improve the eye health but also aesthetically whenever possible to provide an aesthetically pleasing reconstructive result.

Eyelid reconstruction (or lower eyelid surgery) helps resolve issues with loose or unstable eyelids, improving vision and overall facial symmetry.

Do I Need Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Lower eyelid surgery offers patients who experience eyelid laxity a variety of benefits that include:

  • Improved blinking and eyelid closure capabilities
  • Improve eye comfort
  • Improve red, dry, or watery eyes
  • Corrected bags beneath the eyes
  • Improve eye symmetry & shape
  • Greater self-confidence toward your facial profile

While deeper bags beneath the eyes can result in a tired or irritated appeal, this lower eyelid surgery can also establish a more awake and alert appearance.

What Can I Expect From Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Since every patient seeking lower eyelid surgery will have certain goals in mind going into this procedure, Dr. Burroughs takes a distinctive approach for each case. Once you schedule a consultation, he will take some time getting to know you and learning why this procedure interests you. From there, he will examine the eyelids, ask you some questions regarding your medical history, and help you decide if lower eyelid surgery may be right for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Anyone looking to correct severe eye bags and improve their eyelid closure capabilities may consider this exciting procedure. Ultimately, Dr. Burroughs and his team can determine if this option is right for you. If you would like to learn more about this advanced option here at Springs Aesthetics, be sure to contact us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

How Much Does Eyelid Reconstruction Cost?

The cost of eyelid reconstruction is determined on a patient-by-patient basis. Springs Aesthetics offers multiple payment options, including financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®. Dr. Burroughs will discuss your payment options during your consultation. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is not covered by insurance.

For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians that can complement and assist with surgical healing. To learn more about eyelid reconstruction, contact us today to schedule a consultation.