Laser Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery that tightens the eyelid skin and removes the bags caused by bulging fat deposits. At the Belo Medical Group, a Carbon Dioxide laser is used to make incisions—absolutely no knives or scalpels. This means less swelling and bruising, plus a quicker recovery period.
What it targets:
Depending on your eye concerns, it can address:
- Drooping Eyelids: An incision is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid, through which fatty tissue is typically removed. Skin is pulled upward and away from the eyelashes, thereby allowing more of the upper eyelid to be seen.
- Lower Eyebags: Lower eyelid or eyebag surgery can be performed in several ways. When appropriate, an incision can be made on the inside of the eyelid, completely hiding the surgery. Other times, a skin incision is camouflaged by placing it just beneath the eyelashes. Either way, the fatty tissue is removed from the lower eyelid to help flatten it. The skin can also be further tightened and smoothened by skin removal or the application of a skin resurfacing procedure.
- Recreation Of Eye Slit (Asian Eyes): Laser surgery can also be used to recreate the eye slit. This procedure is very popular among Asians, both young and old.
Laser Blepharoplasty can be done on an out-patient basis, but you can also opt to stay overnight. Fine sutures are usually removed after five to seven days. Post-treatment, swelling and bruising is common for the first week, while some redness—which you can easily cover up with makeup—may persist up to the second and third week.