Who Is A Candidate For A Laser Eyelid Lift?
If you are bothered by sagging eyelids and undereye bags, you may be a candidate for a laser eyelid lift. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a procedure to refresh the appearance of your upper and lower eyes. Men and women who are concerned about excess sagging skin and puffiness.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Chernoff will examine your eyelids to determine the severity and laxity of your skin. Some patients have hanging skin that goes over their lids. Others have large bags and excess fat under the eyes. Based on your specific concerns, we will customize a plan that will be tailored to address your specific needs.
What Is Eyelid Surgery And How Is it Performed?
The procedure known as eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure to address droopy upper eyelids and lower eyelid bags. Dr. Chernoff has spent over 20 years developing his innovative laser eyelid lift technology. He has performed over 10,000 laser eyelid lifts and is considered an expert in the field of eyelid surgery.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery is an excellent procedure to address:
- Sagging skin that results in folds along the eyes and interferes with the upper eyelid’s natural contour and in some impairs the field of vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelid
- Under-eye bags and puffiness
- Fine wrinkles
A blepharoplasty involves the surgical removal of excess pads of fat and skin on the upper and lower eyelids that accumulates as a result of aging. For the upper eyelids, a tiny incision is placed in the natural skin crease. Dr. Chernoff utilizes his proprietary laser technique to precisely remove excess skin and fat. Under eye bags or fat pads are removed using a tiny incision inside the lower eyelid. Once completed no incision is visible. After the fat is removed, Dr. Chernoff may use laser exfoliation of the lower eyelids to stimulate the growth of new collagen, shrink the residual skin, and improve fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Chernoff artistically sculpts both upper and lower eyelids to give an aesthetically pleasing, well-balanced look to the eye.
Dr. Chernoff advises patients that in some cases a drooping upper eyelid can be due to eyebrow and forehead skin relaxing. For these patients, Dr. Chernoff may recommend an endoscopic eyebrow lift in addition to an upper laser eyelid Lift. In these cases, Dr. Chernoff makes tiny incisions that are hidden in the hairline for eyebrow lifts and in the crease of the eye for upper eyelid surgery.
Men and women who are in good overall health and are non-smokers are good candidates for this treatment. Laser eyelid lift surgery is effective and requires less downtime than traditional eyelid surgery.
Preparing for Surgery
Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our "Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery". The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a surgical procedure.
What Is The Laser Eyelid Lift Surgical Recovery Process?
Recovery time for laser eyelid surgery varies depending upon the patient. In a simple upper eyelid lift, with skin and only mild amounts of fat being addressed, the recovery is relatively quick. Quick means that you will feel well in a few days, but you can expect some bruising and discoloration. The more skin and tissue that needs to be addressed, the longer the recovery. In almost all cases, patients recover in about one week or less.
Following your eyelid surgery, Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your eyes to promote healing while reducing the potential for infection. We will see you every day after your blepharoplasty procedure to ensure you are healing as expected. We help you through every step of the recovery process.
What Results Can You Expect From A Laser Eyelid Lift?
The results from your laser eyelid lift will be long-lasting. While most patients only need to have one course of treatment, that treatment may require multiple sessions. Every case is different, but generally, you will enjoy the results of your laser eyelid lift for many years to come! Dr. Chernoff will discuss your desired outcomes with you and help you to better understand the results that you can expect from your eyelid lift.
Dr. Chernoff utilizes his own proprietary surgical laser technique for both upper and lower eyelid surgery to correct a droopy eyelid. His laser technique significantly reduces bruising, swelling and recovery time. Dr. Chernoff’s precision and expertise using this technique provides superior cosmetic results over conventional plastic surgery. This innovative eyelid procedure can restore a youthful look to the entire face just by correcting a droopy eyelid.