18 doctors weighed in:
Is laser eyelid surgery a better or safer option than traditional eyelid surgery?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Upper or Lower?
Using a laser to help with incisions offers no particular advantage to traditional scalpel techniques.
In my experience of 100's of blepharoplasty procedures the outcomes are fantastic with an almost imperceptible scar after the healing is complete. Now, using a laser to help resurface the lower eyelid can be a nice complementary procedure (and sometimes safer than surgery depending on anatomy).

In brief: Upper or Lower?
Using a laser to help with incisions offers no particular advantage to traditional scalpel techniques.
In my experience of 100's of blepharoplasty procedures the outcomes are fantastic with an almost imperceptible scar after the healing is complete. Now, using a laser to help resurface the lower eyelid can be a nice complementary procedure (and sometimes safer than surgery depending on anatomy).
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Confusing question
You can use a laser to resurface the skin around the eye to help reduce lines and wrinkles.
This is of limited benefit if you have lots of extra skin. Using a laser to make the incision instead of a knife or scissors is of no real benefit, and could increase the cost of the procedure. Seek a facial plastic surgeon consultation to see if laser resurfacing or blepharoplasty might best help you.

In brief: Confusing question
You can use a laser to resurface the skin around the eye to help reduce lines and wrinkles.
This is of limited benefit if you have lots of extra skin. Using a laser to make the incision instead of a knife or scissors is of no real benefit, and could increase the cost of the procedure. Seek a facial plastic surgeon consultation to see if laser resurfacing or blepharoplasty might best help you.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different indication
Laser is used for different indications and to do procedures that were not previously possible.
In some instances such as inserting a lens traditional surgery may be preferred.

In brief: Different indication
Laser is used for different indications and to do procedures that were not previously possible.
In some instances such as inserting a lens traditional surgery may be preferred.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
You may need a blepharoplasty (surgical eyelid lift) if you have excessive overhang of the skin or protrusion of the lower fat pad (bags).
Laser is a good adjunct to traditional eyelid surgery if you have wrinkles. It helps to tighten and smooth out the crepey wrinkled skin that may not be addressed with just the bleph. Mild sagging may be tightened sufficiently with just laser.

In brief: Depends
You may need a blepharoplasty (surgical eyelid lift) if you have excessive overhang of the skin or protrusion of the lower fat pad (bags).
Laser is a good adjunct to traditional eyelid surgery if you have wrinkles. It helps to tighten and smooth out the crepey wrinkled skin that may not be addressed with just the bleph. Mild sagging may be tightened sufficiently with just laser.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Upper or Lower?
Using a laser to help with incisions offers no particular advantage to traditional scalpel techniques.
In my experience of 100's of blepharoplasty procedures the outcomes are fantastic with an almost imperceptible scar after the healing is complete. Now, using a laser to help resurface the lower eyelid can be a nice complementary procedure (and sometimes safer than surgery depending on anatomy).

In brief: Upper or Lower?
Using a laser to help with incisions offers no particular advantage to traditional scalpel techniques.
In my experience of 100's of blepharoplasty procedures the outcomes are fantastic with an almost imperceptible scar after the healing is complete. Now, using a laser to help resurface the lower eyelid can be a nice complementary procedure (and sometimes safer than surgery depending on anatomy).
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
& no. If tge problem is only fine crepe- paper wrinkles it's a good alternative.

In brief: No
& no. If tge problem is only fine crepe- paper wrinkles it's a good alternative.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
In brief: Laser eyelid surgery
An advantage some say is obtained with laser eyelid surgery over cold steel surgery, in that there is less bruising and bleeding with laser. This is controversial with some proponents of cold steel.
Laser can also be used to resurface, not just cut and can improve the texture of the sundamaged skin on the lower eyelid which can be very wrinkled at times. Botox can help around the eyelid corners.

In brief: Laser eyelid surgery
An advantage some say is obtained with laser eyelid surgery over cold steel surgery, in that there is less bruising and bleeding with laser. This is controversial with some proponents of cold steel.
Laser can also be used to resurface, not just cut and can improve the texture of the sundamaged skin on the lower eyelid which can be very wrinkled at times. Botox can help around the eyelid corners.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No
Use of lasers in cosmetic eyelid surgeries is a means of making a bloodless incision as it cauterizes while making the incisions.
There is not a significant difference in the final outcome, and not worth any extra cost if incurred.

In brief: No
Use of lasers in cosmetic eyelid surgeries is a means of making a bloodless incision as it cauterizes while making the incisions.
There is not a significant difference in the final outcome, and not worth any extra cost if incurred.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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