Hello, Bright Eyes

Intense schedules, insomnia, age, and even genetics can wreak havoc on the delicate skin around your eyes, resulting in droopy lids, puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles that can age your entire face. If your eyes are causing you to look tired, sad, or even irritable, an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, can help restore a bright, refreshed appearance to your eye areas.

Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO of BEAUTY by BUFORD in Lone Tree, CO can perform this safe and effective procedure to help restore the youthful, playful twinkle in your eye that makes you unique.


Face & Skin Self-Assessment

Before you meet with Dr. Buford for your consultation, consider filling out our face and skin self-assessment. By sharing how you see yourself, we can best evaluate your aesthetic goals and determine an appropriate treatment plan for you.

Download the face & skin self-assessment form


The Eyelid Lift Procedure

Dr. Buford offers both upper and lower eyelid lift procedures. During your consultation, he will work closely with you to determine which procedure or combination of procedures will work best to achieve your desired results.


Upper Eyelid Surgery

If the skin of your upper eyelids is obscuring your eyelashes, sagging or wrinkled, or lacking contour, Dr. Buford can remove excess skin and restore a youthful appearance to the area. By getting rid of extra skin and lifting the remaining skin of the upper eyelid, Dr. Buford can help your eyes look more open and alert.

For an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Buford will make an incision in the natural crease above your eye, which will keep the scar as inconspicuous as possible after you have healed. Through this incision, he will remove excess skin and fat until the desired results are achieved. This may also require repositioning the surrounding muscles to fully support the lifted eyelid.

Before & After View patient results in our gallery


Lower Eyelid Surgery

If your concerns lie in puffy or sagging skin underneath your eyes, you are likely experiencing herniated fat that has collected in the area. A lower eyelid lift can eliminate "bags" and, in some cases, tighten the underlying muscles to provide a natural, rejuvenated appearance.

Similarly to the upper eyelid lift, Dr. Buford will begin your lower blepharoplasty by making an incision either at the outer corner of the lower lid, right beneath the eyelashes, or just inside the eyelid.


Creative Combinations

Often, combining your eyelid lift with other procedures or nonsurgical treatments can enhance your results. Common combinations include:

  • Although droopy eyes can have a huge impact on your face, this area may not be your only concern. If you are concerned with wrinkles on your forehead and around your eyes or loss of volume in your lower face, cosmetic and dermal filler injectables can help balance out your eyelid lift results by subtly rejuvenating the rest of your face.
  • "Eye M Beautiful℠" is a noninvasive procedure including BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers, medical-grade skin care, and LATISSE® eyelash enhancement to fully rejuvenate the upper third of your face. When combined with an eyelid lift, this combination of procedures and treatments can dramatically reverse signs of aging around your eyes.

If you want to improve the appearance of your eyes or find out more about our options, contact us today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Buford at BEAUTY by BUFORD in Lone Tree, CO.