January 2019

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Is it Possible that Blepharoplasty May Need to be Redone?

There is a term in plastic surgery that most people don’t want to hear: revision. A person undergoes a procedure like blepharoplasty because they want their eyes to be an adequate “window to the soul.” We know on a human level what research has only confirmed, that our eyes speak for us. They tell people who we are, how much energy we may have on any given day, and how generally excited we are about life.

The thing is, only part of the message is sent by the energy behind the eyes. Most of how people see us relates to the tissue around the eyes. To refresh the eyes, many people turn to the popular cosmetic procedure called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the eyes through the meticulous handling of skin, fat, and tissue on the eyelids. This surgical technique, performed on the upper or lower eyelids, is supposed to restore the appearance of exuberance and youth to the eyes. Sometimes, though, patients experience complications such as drooping.

Typically, the risk of complications after blepharoplasty is very low, especially when surgery is performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Better yet, patients can improve their outcome by choosing an oculoplastic surgeon to conduct their eyelid surgery. In the instance of unsatisfactory results from blepharoplasty, there is hope in revision.

Might You Need Revision Blepharoplasty?

Indicators that a revisional surgery may be needed include:

  • Persistent eyelid drooping. The whole point of blepharoplasty is to reduce drooping of the eyelid. If this effect lingers after surgery, it could be that the problem was under-corrected.
  • Another potential reason for persistent drooping is that ptosis is the underlying issue and was not treated properly during the initial surgery. In this instance, ptosis surgery would be performed rather than revisional blepharoplasty.
  • Hollow undereye troughs. Lower blepharoplasty is typically performed to reduce puffiness and sagging. Removing too much fat can make the undereye area look hollow and dark.
  • Eyelid distortion. Distortion of the eyelid may result in an inability to fully close the eyes, asymmetry, or other cosmetic anomalies. This may occur when eyelid tissue is handled improperly or when too much tissue is removed.

Dr. Fante is an experienced oculoplastic and facial plastic surgeon who has provided cosmetic and reconstructive care to patients in the Denver area for several years. To discuss how to correct unsatisfactory results from blepharoplasty, contact us at (303) 839-1616.

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It’s Shaping Up to be a Beautiful Year

Beauty is on the minds of millions of people at the moment. Every new year that we reach brings us into close contact with our intentions. We ask ourselves who we are, who we want to be, how we want to look and, ultimately, how we want to feel as we go through our day to day life. Beauty is very often a central point from which our sense of self emerges. If you’d like this year to shape up the way you envision, get the help you need in our Denver eye and face center. While we specialize in facial rejuvenation, our team also has training and experience in body contouring treatments.

Your Most Beautiful Face

The appearance of the face has a profound effect on overall confidence and satisfaction. Don’t let another week or month, let alone another year, go by without addressing your cosmetic concerns. As an esteemed oculoplastic and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Fante has performed thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. So whether your concerns relate to facial aging, a traumatic injury, or genetics, science, surgical skill, and artistry can combine to improve your appearance.

Bringing out the beauty of the face doesn’t have to mean surgery. Our staff is highly competent in the use of injectables to reduce the signs of wrinkles and facial deflation. Lasers are also a popular modality for resurfacing the epidermis for a radiant glow and affecting cellular behavior so the skin ages more slowly. Our experience with devices such as Halo, BBL, and SkinTyte is beneficial for patients who are ready for renewal from the inside out.

Your Most Beautiful Body

We may be an eye and face center, but we know how to harness the power of modern technology to help our patients also achieve their best body. Clinical research and our own experience with CoolSculpting have demonstrated the immense power of cold temperature to reduce fatty deposits in areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, and chin. CoolSculpting needs no downtime and achieves outstanding contouring over a series of treatments. For those whose concern is related to tissue laxity rather than fat, SkinTyte may be ideal. In addition to rejuvenating the face, SkinTyte infrared light treatment improves tissue firmness on the tummy, the arms, and other areas. Minimal swelling may occur but most patients do not need downtime to recover.

The team at Fante Eye & Face Center can help you feel like your best self this year. Contact (303) 839-1616 to schedule your visit.


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