Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is a surgical technique used to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. In the upper eyelid, excessive skin can produce large folds that if extreme can actually compromise the line-of-sight. There may also be bulging of orbital fat pads producing a puffy look. In the lower eyelid, bulging fat pads are usually the main problem.
In laser blepharoplasty, the CO2 laser is used as a surgical instrument in place of the traditional scalpel blade.
Candidates For A Blepharoplasty
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women who are physically healthy and have realistic expectations. Any individual who has bulges, bags or drooping eyelids will see significant results after Laser Eyelid Lift Surgery.
*Individual Results May Vary
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
The average treatment time for laser blepharoplasty is 90 – 120 minutes, depending on whether upper, lower or all four lids are treated. Upper and lower eyelids can be treated together or can be done separately. A local anesthetic is used during the procedure and most patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. A sedative medication is also generally used for this procedure. Post-operative pain is mild; most patients require only Tylenol and ice packs to ease any pain or discomfort.
Benefits of Laser Blepharoplasty include:
- Vibrant, youthful eyes.
- Improved visual field (if upper lid sagging was impairing vision)
- A more alert and energetic appearance.