Cosmetic Surgery North New Jersey
Laser Eyelid Surgery – It’s All In The Eyes
Heaviness of the upper lids that causes “hooding” and no platform in which to apply makeup can be easily corrected. The “bags” under the eyes that give the look of tiredness also can be easily corrected. The surgery to repair this difficulty is called an Upper Lid Blepharoplasty and a Lower Lid Blepharoplasty, respectively. On an Upper Lid Blepharoplasty, the incision using CO2 laser is made in the crease of the upper lid. The fat is sculpted out and excessive skin is removed. The lower lid incision is made on the inside of the lid and the same process of sculpting is done. In some cases, if there is excessive skin on the lower lids, a “pinch of skin” or an extended blepharoplasty is performed to tighten and smooth out the area. In that case, a hairline incision will be made by the eyelash line, which heals well. As a patient, you should experience no post-operative discomfort. Your “down-time” will be 7 to 10 days, and that is only due to swelling and bruising that varies between individuals. In all, this is a commonly performed surgery with results that can take years off your eyes.
Whether it be conducted in another part of the body or within the face or neck area, liposuction is defined as the removal of fat from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with heavy IV sedation, of totally by local anesthesia.