Laser eyelid surgery may be the right cosmetic surgery for you, if you are getting tired of the puffiness and bagginess of the skin surrounding your eyes. There is no permanent way to stop this process, because it is a natural part of the aging process for everyone. However, advances in surgical techniques associated with laser eyelid surgery can make a dramatic difference in the looks of your face. You can regain some of your more youthful look. Here is what you need to know.
This procedure makes use of a laser beam. This pulsing light beam is able to cut with extreme accuracy. There is also a reduced amount of pain and swelling from performing laser eyelid surgery, versus more traditional surgical techniques.
Laser eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. The process will start with a pre surgical consultation with a physician. At this meeting, a treatment plan will be developed. It will outline the surgery to be performed, costs, risks, and limitations of the surgery. This is also a time to ask any questions you have.
The laser eyelid surgery will take around 1 to 3 hours. Local anesthetics are used. You should plan on going home immediately after surgery. Many people can drive themselves home, but this is a decision you will want to make for yourself, or in consultation with your physician. The loss of work for this cosmetic surgery is usually minimal.
You should expect to have lasting results from your laser eyelid surgery. For many people, the one surgery will be all they ever need. Depending, though, on factors like age, lifestyle, activities, and how much time you spend outdoors, you might find that a touch up procedure will be necessary later in life. The amount of time you spend free of baggy, droopy eyes will vary, then, from person to person. Ask your surgeon about this question, as they can better help you understand factors that will contribute to the success of your specific surgery.