Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
What is Laser Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid lift surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can correct puffy bags below the eyes and droopy upper eyelids. These conditions may make an individual look older than he or she truly is, and may give the false appearance of being weary or fatigued. Puffy overhanging lid tissue can be corrected, resulting in a fresher more youthful looking appearance. Our procedures involves the use of laser light in a highly focused modality to remove excess skin and/or fatty pads from the upper and lower eyelids. A blepharoplasty procedure will brighten the face and restore a more youthful appearance. This is especially important, as 80% of our appearance is perceived through the area around our eyes.
WHow is the procedure performed and what is the advantage of using the laser?
The main advantage of using the laser is the gentle removal of the excess skin without excessive bleeding. Because there is less bleeding, there is also less bruising, which leads to a faster recovery and return to work in a matter of days.
Are there scars from the blepharoplasty procedure?
The laser leaves a fine incision line along the fold where we blink in an upper blepharoplasty. In lower eyelid surgery, a transconjunctival approach is taken, meaning that an incision is made through the inner aspect of our lower eyelid. This approach leaves no apparent scar.
Can anyone have a blepharoplasty?
Some medical conditions such as thyroid disease and high blood pressure, or patients who do not make sufficient tears to keep their eyes well lubricated may not be suitable candidates for blepharoplasty surgery.