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Is laser eyelid surgery a better or safer option than traditional eyelid surgery?

Is laser eyelid surgery a better or safer option than traditional eyelid surgery?

No: Eyelid surgery can be done with traditional knife, laser or radiofrequency. The technique used by your surgeon is more indicative of safety than the instrument used. Now in the hand of the same surgeon radiofrequency is safer than laser and that is safer than the knife, because of the ability to cut and cautherise at the same time with a more precise cutting ability. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Eyelid Surgery (Definition)

Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for ...Read more


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Is laser eyelid surgery better or safer than traditional eyelid surgery?

Is laser eyelid surgery better or safer than traditional eyelid surgery?

Cold steel-hot light: In my opinion, there is very little difference between the two in terms of final results. A laser seems real "cool" but it does not necessarily mean you will get a better outcome. ...Read more

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Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Can I have eyelid surgery if I have glaucoma? My eyelids are puffy and sag, and sometimes they droop into my field of vision. I want to have this corrected with eyelid surgery, but I have glaucoma. Can i still get the surgery or are there any other option

Yes. : Glaucoma by itself does not preclude you from getting upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). However, if you have had a trabeculectomy or shunt procedure for glaucoma, then the surgeon should be more judicious in recommending upper eyelid surgery and be more conservative with skin excision. Exposure of the filtering bleb from excessive skin excision can lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Is eyelid surgery safe?

Is eyelid surgery safe?

Blepharoplasty: Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure. You must follow the perioperative instructions of your surgeon. For best results have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in blepharoplasty. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have droopy eyelid surgery a few months after a catarct surgery?

Is it safe to have droopy eyelid surgery a few months after a catarct surgery?

Yes: Ask your cataract surgeon to be referred to a good oculoplastic surgeon. This can be fixed easily by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after eyelid surgery?

What is the recovery time after eyelid surgery?

Pretty short: Upper lid blepharoplasty is a very straightforward operation; I have had patients with very little bruising and swelling return to work in 2-3 days. There is generally more bruising and swelling with lower lid blepharoplasty, but this can be covered with makeup about 5 days postop. Either way, pain should be minimal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Around how much is eyelid surgery going to cost?

Around how much is eyelid surgery going to cost?

$2000-$4000: Approx. $2000-$4000 depending on the extent of the problem. Such as, does the problem involve the upper lids or the lower lids or both. Also, some lower lids require additional tightening procedures. A facial plastic surgeon, a plastic surgeon, or an oculoplastic surgeon can give the answer at consultation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eyelid surgery in about a week?

What to do if I have eyelid surgery in about a week?

Ask your doctor: Please ask your doctor any questions you may have about the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more