Blepharoplasty (from Greek: blepharon – “eyelid” & plassein – “to form”) is the plastic surgery procedure for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids, as well as; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face. With the excision and removal or re-positioning (or both) of excess tissue such as skin and adipocyte fat, while concurrently reinforcing the corresponding muscle and tendon tissues, the Blepharoplasty procedure resolves functional and cosmetic problems concerning the periorbita, the area extending from the eyebrow to the upper portion of the cheek.
By using the iLid™ CO2 laser kit rather than a manual surgical scalpel, surgeons are able to employ the CO2 laser beam, in adjustable levels of penetration, to incise the upper and lower eyelids and remove excess fat. The CO2 laser beam also carefully vaporizes (peels) the top layer of the skin, restoring its surface and finely smoothing the lid. The advantages of the iLid™ CO2 laser-assisted blepharoplasty surgery over older scalpel techniques, include:
- No incision in the lower eyelid, eliminating any potential drooping of the lower eyelid
- Minimal bruising, swelling, pain and discomfort
- Shorter recovery period
- Less intraoperative bleeding as the laser works to secure the blood vessels while making the incisions, , eliminating small subcutaneous and intramuscular hematomas
- Dramatically reduced procedure time
- Superior cosmetic outcome with no visible scars