Colorado Springs Oculoplastic Surgeon
300 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 100
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907 US
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5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Best Oculoplastic Surgeon in town!!!!!

Dr John Burroughs has been treating me for over 6 years. I have always felt comfortable during my visits discussing my concerns and he has always made sure that each concern was properly addressed. The eyelid surgery performed because of Graves disease was AMAZING and the results were much better than I had hoped for… and NO SCARS! I am completely happy with the care I have received at S...

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Great Doctor -- Great Experience

I needed eye surgery -- I was scared to death. Dr. Burroughs simply could not have been more calming. I found in a very short time that I had full confidence in him and when the day of surgery came around.....he actually asked if he could pray with me!! How's that for a terrific doctor? My surgery came out just fine, with no complications of any kind and has healed beautifully.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

44 Year Old with Droopy Eyelids Seeks Corrective Surgery - Colorado Springs, CO

Although my eyelid surgery was three years ago and some details of that time have faded, I can say with absolute certainty that Dr. Burroughs is a highly skilled surgeon, a consummate professional and a compassionate man of integrity. I trust him implicitly and recommend him to anyone seeking a plastic surgeon .

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

74 Year-old Needed Eyelid and Facelift Before my Daughter's Wedding. Colorado Springs, CO

I scheduled a mini-lift (facial) in 2007. It was a complete success --I was totally happy with the results. My healing went well and quickly. It has held up well through the last 7-8 years. The doctor and his staff were friendly and professional. Would do it again. Have been back for Botox and Fillers since then. Highly recommend and I send my friends to his practice.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

37 & Need a Little Help - Colorado Springs, CO

I have had Botox treatments with three different physicians. I started with a dermatologist in CO Springs and had minimal results. I tried Dr. Burroughs after a lot of internet research. My thought was an Ophthalmologist is an expert on facial muscles. I saw Dr. Burroughs for Botox and filler under my eyes. The results have been amazing and I could not be happier. He takes time and listens to your thoughts/concerns. He will give you honest feedback and will not tell you need things that you really don't need. After moving to Denver, I tried a new physician for Botox to avoid the drive to another city. He is one of the top plastics doctors in Colorado per the 5280 Top Docs Report. I had to go back twice to get a result that was not near as good as Dr. Burroughs. I now drive back to the Springs because the result is worth it! Highly recommend.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Reconstruction - Colorado Springs, CO

I had a basal cell skin cancer in the lower right corner of my right eye which I had removed. Dr. John Burroughs did a skin graft and re-constructed the area in a local surgery center. He did an outstanding job and I had no complications. He is a world-class guy, as well as a world-class doc. He prayed with me and my wife prior to the surgery, which I found both unique and comforting, and...

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Too Much Sun!

Dr. Burroughs put me back together after Mohs surgery. Surgery is intimidating, especially with it involves your face. He & his entire staff eased me fears. The results are amazing.... you would not know I had reconstructive surgery (twice) unless I pointed it out. His approach is very comforting and his credentials are very impressive. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Burroughs.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Upper and Lower Blep. 47 Year Female - Colorado Springs, CO

Doctor B' is a low key mega star. Non of the flash Ive experienced with some Doctors in his field- but a very skilled proficient surgeon. My procedure though very 'roller coastery" at the beginning has fully blossomed and exceeded my expectations.... What more can I say Im so happy with the result.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

51 Year Old No Longer Hiding Behind Her Sunglasses - Colorado Springs

Dr. Burroughs is very concerned about how you feel about your appearance. He will tell you if you don't need a procedure. He is thorough about what to expect during and after the procedure and the healing process.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

operation on a lady bug's eyelids! Colorado Springs, CO

Doctor John Burroughs goes to the utmost length to make you feel safe and assured before and after your eyelid surgery. It is a big step for a person to have both eyelids cut open and repaired. "Dr John" gave me total confidence that i was doing the best thing for me. I continue to feel that way 3 years later.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Fee applies towards any treatments/surgery if performed within 90 days

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Burroughs has hospital affiliations at Memorial, Penrose-St. Francis.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine)
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Transitional Medical and Surgical, 89th Medical Group-Malcolm Grow Medical Center
    Residency: Ophthamology, Wilford Hall United States Air Force and Brooke Army Medical Centers
    Aerospace Ophthalmology, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
    Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

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Should I go to an oculoplastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon for upper blepharplasty and upper face fat grafts?

I would suggest you go by local/national reputation, results (before and afters), and how comfortable you are with the surgeon and the office.  ... READ MORE

1.5mm ptosis in right eye. Oculoplastic surgeon said I shouldn't get surgery. What should I do? (Photo)

Yes, this can be repaired, but it is likely cosmetic and not to be covered under insurance.  There can be reasons not to have it repaired to ... READ MORE

Lower blepharoplasty with pinch. WIll this ever look good? (Photo)

Thanks for asking your questions.  I do not know all the details of your surgery, but it looks like you had a bit more than just a pinch b... READ MORE

One over arched eyebrow after Botox injections. Can this be fixed? (Photo)

This is not uncommon, and you will want to wait about 2 weeks before getting any wrinkle blocker (e.g., botox, xeomin, dysport) touchup as it takes ... READ MORE

Do I need volume or a face lift? (Photos)

Thanks for asking your question.  I think from the photos you provided that your facial volume, structures, and skin all look quite good.  As we age w... READ MORE

Ectropion after blepharoplasty. I am 4 months out now. (Photo)

I would say if your symptoms and the out turning of your lower eyelid is still present at 4 months then it is very unlikely to improve on its own at t... READ MORE

One eye bigger and getting tired easily (Photo)

First off, you have beautifully shaped eyes, but I agree your right eye is slightly ptotic (droopy) compared to your left.  Most of us have one side ... READ MORE

Does Botox help with Bell's palsy? Can it line up my face and stop my eye from twitching?

Sorry to hear about your Bells' palsy. Blepharospasm (eyelid spasms) can be improved with Botox in patients with Bell's palsy. The injector needs to... READ MORE

What could be done when too high eyebrows do not drop after repairing ptosis?

Thanks for asking.  You probably haven't broken the cycle of using your forehead frontalis muscle to compensate when your eyelids were droopy.   If t... READ MORE

What is the average number of units needed for a brow lift?

This varies tremendously from person to person depending upon how heavy the brows are, their current location, and your muscle sizes/strength.  Many ... READ MORE

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Mini-Incision Facelift Process and Results (GRAPHIC)

The mini-incision facelift is a great procedure to lift the jowls and upper neck tissues. It also is sometimes called short-scar, weekend, and lifestyle lift. Done under just local anesthesia, it has minimal bruising, swelling, and downtime. WATCH VIDEO

Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation: Injecting Fillers With a Cannula

Dr. John Burroughs uses a cannula to place the filler, increasing this woman's comfort and safety. WATCH VIDEO

Lip Augmentation: A Doctor Demonstrates the Cannula Technique

Dr. John Burroughs shows how the lips can be enlarged with filler using a 25-gauge cannula, which can minimize bruising, discomfort and decrease risk. WATCH VIDEO

Achieving a Natural Look With Eyelid Surgery

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. John R. Burroughs answers questions about eyelid surgery. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.