April 2018

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Why Blepharoplasty May Not be a Solution for Ptosis

Eyelid sagging and drooping can be a frustrating problem. Too much skin on the upper eyelid creates a heaviness that just doesn’t belong. People with heavy upper eyelids are often perceived as unfriendly. They may be asked if they are tired, or if they are angry. This is no way to go through the day. In recent years, we have seen a marked increase in interest in blepharoplasty, or eyelid rejuvenation surgery. The problem is, this interest also often coincides with a misunderstanding regarding the cause of eyelid drooping.

Knowing Where to Begin

As a patient, you cannot be expected to know the underlying cause of drooping upper eyelids. All you know – and all you really need to know – is that you are not pleased with this frustrating problem, and you want to do something about it. From this point, it is up to your experienced surgeon to recognize why your eyelids appear heavy. Drs. Fante is ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon. This means they are intimately familiar with the structure of the eyelids and the eyes. Their thoroughness in consulting with patients leads to the appropriate starting point for eyelid surgery.

Treating the Right Problem in the Right Way

It is important to approach eyelid rejuvenation with an understanding of the underlying problem. In so doing, the chance that revision surgery may be needed decreases substantially. When eyelid drooping relates to the levator muscle in the upper eyelid, surgery will revolve around repairing the resulting ptosis (drooping). Ptosis repair involves the meticulous tightening of the levator muscle in the eyelid in order to allow tissue to lie properly over the eye. Blepharoplasty works differently. This surgical technique removes excess tissue from the eyelid. If ptosis is present, removing tissue will have minimal effect.

We want you to attain the results you want from cosmetic or reconstructive eyelid surgery. Our dedication to optimal outcomes can be seen in the thoroughness with which we consult with you during your initial visit. We prioritize the relationships that we build with our patients and their satisfaction with their chosen treatment.

Learn more about eyelid surgery and how it can help you love your look. Call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

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Ready to Freshen Up your Face? Take a Look at These Options!

Facial rejuvenation is not a new thing. Techniques and strategies to keep the eyes, the mouth and the cheeks have existed for centuries. It’s not that the desire to maintain youthfulness has become stronger as time has passed; we just happen to hear about this desire more thanks to the vast reach of modern-day media. Furthermore, there is more talk about the desire to stay young today because we have options that can help us do that. Here, we want to point out a few ways we help patients of our Denver office refresh in the way best suited to them.

Facelift Surgery

We’re going to hop right into the idea of facelift surgery because it is an excellent option. There used to be an interesting perception about the surgical facelift, one that was also inaccurate. Facelift surgery isn’t nearly as dramatic as some belief. This procedure is not for men and women with severe signs of aging. In fact, the most common age group for full or mid-face lift procedures is the 40-65 category. A surgical facelift is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic as well as either IV sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Fante pays close attention to the 3-dimensional nature of the face to restore youthfulness that looks natural and symmetric.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Many people turn to blepharoplasty to restore a younger look, and they find that the results of this minor procedure refresh the whole face. This is because the heaviness of the eyelids is directly related to the appearance of fatigue, anger, sadness, and age. By removing skin and superficial fat from the upper or lower eyelids, the face brightens to appear younger and friendlier.

About the Brows

The appearance of the eyes is also related to the position of the brows along the upper bony ridge above the eyes. Recently, Botox has taken over as a popular method of lifting the brow line. However, if long-term results are desired, or forehead laxity is more severe, a surgical brow lift may be more appropriate.

We have numerous ways to help you freshen up this Spring. To learn more about your options for surgical or non-surgical facial rejuvenation, call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.


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