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Blepharoplasty guide book for patients

Blepharoplasty Surgery (Eyelift) in Colorado

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is done to remove the skin and excess fat from the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes 30-45 minutes in the upper eyelids and one hour in the lower eyelids in an outpatient setting. Dr Thiagarajah is an authority in blepharoplasty and has extensively written about blepharoplasty.

Why should I get my blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery with Dr Thiagarajah?

Dr Thiagarajah is an oculoplastic surgeon, member of ASOPRS, has performed thousands of eyelid surgeries in his career. His knowledge of the anatomy of the eyelids, eyebrow and face is extensive. He also is trained in neuro-ophthalmology which are diseases of the eyelid and orbit. This unique set of skills makes Dr Thiagarajah one of the few doctors in the country trained in blepharoplasty specialization to also be trained in medical problems of the eye socket, eyelid and brain. Dr Thiagarajah also spends time with patients and is honest about what can realistically be delivered from blepharoplasty. 


How  much does Blepharoplasty Cost?

The costs for blepharoplasty can cost depending on what exactly is done. Dr Thiagarajah discusses the costs of blepharoplasty here in this great video.

What is the downtime for Blepharoplasty?

The downtime for blepharoplasty is roughly two weeks. After two weeks patients can use coverup and return to work. Read more about Common questions about Blepharoplasty.


How long is Blepharoplasty surgery?

Blepharoplasty surgery takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Do I need someone to be with me for my Blepharoplasty?


Yes, you will need someone to drive you to the office and pick you up. It is difficult if not impossible to drive home after blepharoplasty surgery. Understand how to prepare for surgery from with instructions on Preparing for Blepharoplasty. 


What are the risks of Blepharoplasty?

Discussed in our Risks of Blepharoplasty page  are asymmetry, vision loss, bleeding, scarring, infection and the need for more surgery.  

When can I resume normal activities after Blepharoplasty?


Usually after two weeks patients are able to return to normal exercise, contact lens use, and physical exercise. Read more and watch the videos on our Blepharoplasty Recovery Page.


When do the stitches come out after Blepharoplasty?


Stitches are removed one week after surgery.


Does Dr Thiagarajah have any before or after cosmetic eyelid surgery photos?


Our Before and After Page has extensive photos of eyelid surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery




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