Facial Ageing always affects the appearance of the eyes and make us look ‘tired’.
Upper Eyelids may develop excess skin, muscle and fat that create ‘hooding’.
Lower Eyelids may develop wrinkles and looser skin, sometimes also with fat protrusion which produces ‘bags’ under the eyes.
The good news is that Eyelid Surgery can reverse these appearances and restore a more youthful look to the eyes! Not only that, we can offer such Eyelid Surgery using a CO2 Laser which holds distinct advantages over the scalpel technique. Not all clinics offer Eyelid Surgery by Laser.
Although Eyelid Surgery can be performed by either scalpel or laser, there are differences between the two that warrant your consideration before deciding on which technique to have.
The main differences between the two techniques are:
|Laser Technique||Scalpel Technique|
|Post-Operative Bruising & Swelling||Minimal||More|
|Recovery Period||Upper Lids: about 7 days |
Lower Lids: about 4 days
|2-3 weeks is not uncommon|
|Final Scar||Upper Lids: same|
Lower Lids: NO external scar (unless skin is also removed)
|Upper Lids: same|
Lower Lids: permanent external scar under the eyelashes
|Risk of Deforming the Lower Lid||Negligible||Possible|
|Risk of Blindness from Post-Operative Bleeding into the Eye Socket||Never seen at our Clinic.|
The laser technique is believed to reduce this risk.
|Reportedly 1:40,000 – 1:100,000|
Also note that if you have ‘bags’ under the eyes due to fat protrusion, then you may need to also tighten the skin with Laser Resurfacing after the fat is removed. This does not mean you’ll require a second operation as both can be done as one procedure.
If you are interested in Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery, your first step is to have an initial assessment at our Clinic. Our Surgeon will thoroughly explain what needs to be done and the expected costs.
Laser Eyelid Surgery is performed in the comfort of our in-house Operating Suite under Local Anaesthesia/Light Sedation administered by our Specialist Anaesthetist.
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