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Laser blepharoplasty in Sydney is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct abnormalities and deformities in the eye region. It is also used to create an eyelid lift, a more youthful appearance and improve the aesthetics of the eyelids. This can procedure can address problems such as eye bag issues, loose skin, excess fatty tissue and other similar issues. The treatment can also be combined with laser resurfacing cosmetic procedures, which improves skin texture and elasticity whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; this can create a facial rejuvenation effect.
Laser blepharoplasty eyelid surgery can have different names depending on the area of the eye being targeted. For example, if the surgeon focuses on the upper eyelids, then the procedure can be referred to as upper blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery. Similarly, if the surgeon focuses on the lower eyelid, this is then referred to as lower blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery.
The advantages of laser blepharoplasty are many, but this does not mean there are not any risks. Any type of cosmetic surgery carries potential risks, so patients must be aware of those risks before they have their surgery. Patients who visit the Dr Lanzer Clinic need to read and sign a consent form to
ensure they are fully aware of the risks that accompany laser blepharoplasty.
Patients also need to consider their post-operative recovery. It is common to experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure, as well as dry eyes, which dissipates over time. Your clinic will also provide you with some post-operative guidelines that need to be followed to achieve the desired results; this will relate to eyelid skin wound care as well as tips to increase your recovery speed. It is important that patients keep the treatment area as clean as possible shortly after their procedure as the area is sensitive and could be more prone to infection. Some patients may receive a preventative dose of antibiotics, which are taken to prevent infection after your surgery. If you receive antibiotics or other medications from your surgery procedure, it is important to take them as instructed.
Patients should be aware of potential medication interactions during their recovery. There are also
certain medications that should be avoided during recovery in general; this includes medications that can increase the chance of bleeding. Common medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin need to be
avoided until the Dr Lanzer Clinic gives the all-clear. To reduce some of the puffiness and swelling
you experience after your surgery, it can be a good idea to sleep on an extra pillow at night. Keeping
your head elevated will enhance the healing process, but also reduce fluid retention that can cause additional swelling.
In addition to sleeping on an extra pillow, you can also add a cold pack to the treatment area for approximately ten minutes. Cold packs on the night of your surgery should only be used once and
not longer than the recommended ten minutes. Once 24 hours has passed, you can use your cold
packs up to five times. Side-effects such as bruising and swelling will dissipate gradually during the healing process. However, it is important not to evaluate the results you have obtained from surgery
until you have healed. Patients will attend a follow-up appointment with Dr Lanzer or one of his
associates, during which results can be seen and discussed. Of course, results will become even
more visible as you go through your healing process.
The scars remaining after this kind of aesthetic surgery are usually not visible to the naked eye. Incisions can – in some cases – be made on the inside of the eyelid; this means that the scar will not be visible. When making an incision on the inside of the eyelid is not possible, the surgeon can also make the incision and use sutures on the patient’s natural eyelid crease.
General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia can be used during this procedure. You and your surgeon will discuss sedation and whether local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic is preferred before your treatment or day surgery takes place. It can be subject to the complexity of the procedure as well as the preferences of the patient.
Not all blepharoplasty procedures, anaesthetists and hospital fees are covered by insurance or medicare rebate. However, if you have blepharoplasty surgery to restore your field of vision, it may be covered by insurance. To check if your procedure is covered, you can always speak to Dr Lanzer or one of his associates.
To make an appointment for laser blepharoplasty at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, do not forget that we provide a free no-obligation appointment for new patients. To access this appointment, please enter your information on the online enquiry form or get in touch with our friendly receptionists by telephone.
In Australia, an increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Laser Blepharoplasty procedures.
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Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s eyelid surgery results.
View a recent Channel 7 ‘Today Tonight’ episode where Dr. Lanzer’s eyelid surgery procedure is discussed.
Daniel Lanzer has retired. He is no longer a registered medical practitioner. This website is currently under review.