How Long Does It Take to Recover From Laser Blepharoplasty?

May 14, 2016


How Long Does It Take to Recover From Laser Blepharoplasty?

If you suffer from drooping upper eyelids or puffy undereye bags, a laser blepharoplasty can be a great alternative to a traditional eye-lift.  This procedure makes it possible to safely (and with a quick recovery) correct sagging eyelids, excessive skin, and bulging fat pads around the eyes.  In some cases, excessive skin and fat around the eyes can be so severe that it becomes difficult for an individual to see.

At The Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery in Guilford, CT, board certified cosmetic surgeon Robert Langdon, MD uses a CO2 laser instead of a surgical scalpel for blepharoplasty.  The CO2 laser creates an incision while simultaneously coagulating small blood vessels, which significantly reduces bruising and swelling and reduces recovery time.

But how much time will it take to recover from a laser blepharoplasty procedure?  And what can you expect from the process? Here’s what you can expect once the laser blepharoplasty procedure has been performed:

  • Because the laser offers a clean and heated cut, there’s minimal swelling and bruising associated with the treatment.
  • Patients should expect minor post-operative discomfort, which can be relieved with ice packs and cold compresses.  This discomfort usually fades within one day.
  • Patients should focus on resting and recovering the first two days after the procedure.  Normal activities can be resumed two to four days after the treatment although vigorous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for two weeks.
  • There may be minor scarring on the upper eyelids.  This scar line is very minimal and barely noticeable. There is never a scar on the lower eyelid because Dr. Langdon always uses a trans-conjunctival incision (through the inner surface of the lower lid). 

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If you have further questions about laser blepharoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

After laser blepharoplasty patients can expect a vibrant, youthful appearance around their eyes and a more alert and rested appearance. In severe cases of eyelid drooping the visual field will be improved; health insurance coverage may cover some or all of the cost of the procedure in these cases.

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Dr. Langdon and all of his nurses and staff are very friendly and they know how to make you feel very comfortable. He is a very experienced doctor, I call him an artistic dr. because he’s so precise in his work. If you would like something done right, dr. Langdon is the one to see. I am very pleased with my results and very grateful for him and his staff being here in Ct.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about  laser blepharoplast, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at (203) 453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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