Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is a real life-changer for some people, because it rejuvenates the eye area, and gives the entire face a more youthful appearance. People who wish to undergo eyelid surgery, are often concerned about the recovery time. Thanks to laser technology the procedure is a lot more precise, but how long is the healing time for laser blepharoplasty.
Do you need an eyelid lift?
If you have loose sagging skin around the eyes that makes you look tired and old, you can certainly benefit from an eyelid lift. Also, if droopy eyelids are causing you vision problems, an eyelid lift can help. During surgery, the surgeon will get rid of the excess skin and fat around the upper and lower eyelids.
With laser blepharoplasty, a laser is used to make the incisions for surgery, and in many cases the CO2 laser is the device of choice. The laser helps the surgeon remove tissue with greater precision, and also reduces the amount of bleeding.
How long is the recovery time?
Post-operatively, you can expect to see a lot of swelling after laser blepharoplasty. Recovery time varies, but you should look normal by about week 3. There may still be a little bruising, but this can be easily covered with makeup. In some cases healing may be prolonged, if a significant amount of fat has been removed from the under eye area.
If you are interested in finding out more about laser blepharoplasty, contact the Langdon Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery. Call (844-551-9880) today, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Langdon Connecticut. Dr. Langdon is a board certified cosmetic surgeon, and is always up-to-date with the latest laser technologies available for cosmetic procedures.