Fat accumulation in the upper eyelid is a common cosmetic defect due to several factors, including:
- Weight fluctuations.
- Poor lifestyle.
Due to gravity and loss of skin elasticity, the skin and muscles around the eye weaken and stretch, leading not only to excess loose skin, but also to the formation of a lump of fat on the upper eyelid; this excess adipose tissue gives the eyes a tired and aged appearance, which undoubtedly compromises the aesthetics of the eyes, but how can we fix it? The answer in this article.
While a traditional blepharoplasty requires the use of a scalpel, a laser eyelid lift involves a CO2 laser.
As such, a laser blepharoplasty helps practitioners make more precise incisions and determine the exact amount of fatty tissue to be removed during treatment.
Who are the best candidate for laser blepharoplasty?
Laser blepharoplasty is not suitable for all patients with eyelid fat accumulation, issues that may disqualify a patient from undergoing fat tissue removal using laser technology include: poor medical condition or a diagnosed health problem that jeopardizes the patient’s health and well-being.
A patient must meet with a surgeon before a laser eyelid lift. The surgeon discusses laser blepharoplasty and performs an evaluation to determine whether or not this technique is suitable for the patient.
If the surgeon decides that the patient is a good candidate for laser blepharoplasty, a personalized treatment plan is developed.
What are the advantages of laser blepharoplasty?
A laser blepharoplasty allows a patient to achieve results similar to those that can be achieved with a traditional eyelid lift.
The technique can be performed for medical or cosmetic reasons, and it helps patients correct a variety of upper and lower eyelid problems, such as:
- Droopy lower eyelids.
- Fine wrinkles around the lower eyelids.
- Sagging skin of the upper eyelid.
- Excess fat in the eyelids.
In addition to the above-mentioned benefits, a laser blepharoplasty causes less bruising and swelling after treatment compared to a traditional blepharoplasty.
A laser eyelid lift only requires about seven to 10 days of recovery time; comparatively, it takes about two to four weeks to recover from a typical eyelid lift.
Eyelid surgery, also known as traditional blepharoplasty, can refer to the tightening of the upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids.
This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess sagging skin and/or treatment of fatty deposits. With eyelid surgery, more is definitely not better.
Because “Too much skin removed and you may not be able to close your eyes.” Too much fat removed and your eye area can take on a hollow appearance, potentially making them look older or tired.” That said, it is important to choose an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon.
Who are the best candidate for a classic eyelid lift?
Good candidates for a classic eyelid lift are men or women with excess skin and/or excess fat in the upper and/or lower eyelids.
In some cases where patients believe they need to correct their eyelids, the brow may be another issue to consider for best results. If the forehead or eyebrows are drooping, this should be treated before the eyelids.
Patients with drooping foreheads or eyebrows often do not realize that they automatically raise their eyebrows when they open their eyes, which can obstruct the patient’s vision.
To better remedy this discomfort, it is important to first put the eyebrows in the correct position and then do the eyelid surgery.
If you do the eyelids first and then try to raise the eyebrow, you may not be able to close your eyes because too much eyelid tissue was removed when the eyebrow was sagging.