For many people, the first noticeable signs of aging are around the eyes. In addition to the fine lines known as crows’ feet, eyes develop sagging lids and and bags underneath the lower lids. Fortunately, there is a simple procedure available to lift and tighten drooping lids, giving the face a much younger appearance. Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, can now be performed with a highly focused laser beam rather than a scalpel.
Benefits Of Laser Blepharoplasty
The doctor uses the laser to make a fine incision in the upper lid to remove excess skin and correct a droopy appearance. The incisions made by the laser beam are self-sealing, meaning that they heal quickly and leave minimal to no scarring. The same laser tool is also used to resurface the lower lid, which causes the skin to tighten and the appearance of puffiness to greatly diminish. The procedure can also be used to correct asymmetry between the two eyes.
What To Expect Before The Procedure
A consultation with the doctor should precede any cosmetic procedure. The doctor needs to understand the patient’s concerns and goals for his or her appearance, and the patient needs to get a realistic idea of the possible outcomes before committing to the surgery. In addition, the doctor will need to examine the patient’s skin and determine whether he or she is a good candidate for the procedure.
What To Expect After The Procedure
As with any surgical procedure, patients will need some time to heal. They may notice some bruising and swelling around the eyes for the first week or two, but most patients say that improvement is very rapid after that. Patients who have fat removed from the lower lid may need a slightly longer recovery time than those who only had excess skin removed. Doctors usually recommend ice packs on the eyes to help with the swelling.
Blepharoplasty can improve the appearance by making the face look not only younger, but also more pleasant and friendly. To learn more about how a blepharoplasty is changing people’s lives for the better, contact A Head For Details to make an appointment with a specialist in ophthalmic laser surgery at YMD Eye & Face.