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Case Study

Achieving a refreshing look with eyelid Surgery


This patient presented with heavy bags under her eyes, hooded upper eyelids and creping of the skin. Many patients such as this complain that they look tired and want a procedure that makes them look refreshed.


This is the patient post upper and lower Blepharoplasty and Erbium laser resurfacing. Note the improvement in the skins texture. Her eyes are much more open.

Case Study: Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photographs

In this case study, you can observe how much difference eyelid surgery and Erbium laser resurfacing can make when it comes to hooded upper eyelids and lower eyelid wrinkles. Dr Lanzer executes this procedure regularly, so you will find other before and after photographs with similar results. Of course, results may vary from patient to patient, so these photos are just examples for patients considering having this procedure.

What Is Hooded Eye Surgery?

Hooded eye surgery is basically another term for the blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. Of course, hooded eye surgery obtained its name because of the fact that the blepharoplasty can address a problem such as hooded eyelids. So, while hooded eye surgery is not technically a procedure on its own, it is often used to refer to the blepharoplasty that will correct the problem.

When someone enters our clinic and asks for hooded eye surgery, it immediately tells us what kind of problem the patient is trying to correct. Other terms that could be used by patients include lower eyelid surgery, upper eyelid surgery, eyelid lift, or even lid surgery.

Do I Need To Combine Various Procedures To Get Better Results?

Combining procedures is the best way to achieve an all-round result in most cases. Living in Australia, we are exposed to some intense climate conditions. The Aussie sun can cause havoc to our skin texture and complexion as we age. Laser resurfacing is a way to turn back the clock and reduce the visible signs of aging; for example, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as unevenness and skin laxity. It can also be used to treat smaller areas such as above the lip and under the eyes. A lower lid blepharoplasty may not be enough to reduce heaviness under the eyes, which is why it is commonly paired with laser resurfacing.

Of course, the results of any procedure will vary from patient to patient. It is also important to note that any asymmetry prior to the procedure may more than likely remain post-procedure.

How Much Difference Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery And Laser Treatment?

Patients must consider that results are different for everybody, even though most patient will notice quite a difference after having the procedure. Of course, certain patients will find the differences more profound than others.

Why Can One Eye Have More Wrinkles Than The Other Before A Procedure?

There will always be one side which has a deeper crease or more heaviness; this can be commonly associated with the preferred side you sleep on. Say, you like to sleep on your right side, you may find that you have a deeper crease along your nasal labial fold or more wrinkling around the eyes.

You will have an in-depth consultation prior to your procedure, whereby Dr Lanzer will view and assess you. He will also highlight any noticeable differences he sees in relation to the outcome you will achieve. It is important for you as a patient to be aware of any asymmetries, because often until we have a procedure done, we do not notice things like this.

Do I Need A Brow Lift To Appear Younger Around The Eyes?

The treatment you will require depends on the problems you have. In some cases, eyelid surgery is more than enough to counter some visible signs of ageing. In other cases, multiple areas have to be addressed to obtain the desired outcome.

Does Eyelid Surgery Have Potential Risks?

Since eyelid surgery involves the possible removal of excess skin and fat, patients should consider that this is always accompanied with a chance of complications. Even though methods are less invasive now than they were a couple of years ago, any surgical procedure should be considered carefully.

Can Surgery On The Upper And Lower Eyelids Be Used For Medical Reasons?

Some candidates for blepharoplasty obtain the procedure not to reverse the ageing process, but to restore their visual field. Excess fat deposits in the eyes can make the patient’s eyes more difficult to open fully, hence why it could influence their field of vision. Subsequently, the removal of excess fat and skin can restore the patient’s vision.

What Will My Recovery Look Like After Blepharoplasty?

On the day of surgery, you need someone to drive you home. To remove excess skin and fat from the eyes also means that the eyes will be sore and that your vision could be possibly impaired, so having someone drive you home is the safest option.

Eyelid skin and the face in general can be a little sensitive for a couple of days. If you are prone to dry eyes, you should report this to your medical team, as they can provide you with the necessarily help for your recovery. To reduce some of the bruising and swelling shortly after your treatment, you can use some cold compresses during your recovery.

Is A Combination Of Erbium Laser And Blepharoplasty The Solution For Me?

To determine if a combination of Erbium laser and blepharoplasty is the best solution, you must be evaluated by Dr Daniel Lanzer first. Some patients only require one of the treatments to obtain the results they want, while other patients need both. Therefore, it is advised to speak to Dr Lanzer during a consultation.

Do you wish to book an appointment to discuss Erbium laser or blepharoplasty? Please contact the friendly receptionists at The Dr Lanzer Clinic for more information. Patients can phone us, but also contact us by website form, instant messaging, or email.

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Dr Lanzer has found that the best and most natural results can be obtained by combining multiple procedures. Each procedure is directed at a particular issue and thereby produces the best overall result. Dr Lanzer has found that combining a number of focused procedures he can obtain an excellent natural result.


Dr Lanzer has over 30 years of Cosmetic Surgery experience and is regarded as one of the leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia. Dr Lanzer is skilled in Liposuction, Breast Augmentation and many other Cosmetic Surgery procedures.

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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.

All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.

Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.

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