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Blepharoplasty in Boca Raton, FL

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Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty in Boca Raton, FL | Optimization Centre

One of the earliest telltale signs of aging is drooping in the eyelid area. If you have upper eyelid sag or lower eyelid puff — even if you're well rested and eating right, you may not have that youthful radiance in your eyes. Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty is a popular choice among our patients from all over the world and surrounding cities of Boca Raton because it results in remarkable changes that refresh the entire eye area.

Personalized Approach

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This procedure may be done alone or at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, facelift, or laser skin resurfacing. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, a blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes, creating a more youthful look.

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Laser Blepharoplasty

When applicable, Dr. Albert utilizes a CO2 laser for blepharoplasty. The CO2 laser replaces the scalpel used in traditional blepharoplasty procedures. With laser blepharoplasty, Dr. Albert removes excess sagging skin, repositions fat, and tightens loose levator muscles as needed. The procedure rejuvenates the eyelids and resurfaces and tightens under-eye wrinkling. Blepharoplasty takes a decade or more off the age of your face.

Treatment Areas

  1. Loose or sagging skin that creates folds over the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  2. Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids, bags under the eyes
  3. Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  4. Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Laser Blepharoplasty vs. Traditional Blepharoplasty

These procedures are identical. The difference in laser eyelid surgery is that Dr. Albert uses the CO2 laser as the cutting tool in lieu of a scalpel. The laser energy works to immediately cauterize blood vessels in order to stop bleeding. This means patients only have a very small amount of bleeding, as the vessels are instantly sealed before blood can pool. As mentioned above, this gives the patient various benefits, such as reduced risk of scarring, less bleeding, less swelling and discomfort, and a faster recovery.

Wake Up Refreshed

What can Blepharoplasty do?

There isn’t any difference between good candidates for either traditional or laser blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is one of the few cosmetic procedures equally popular with women and men since the way our eyes age shows no preference by sex. Obviously, people who have spent more time outdoors, squinting and dealing with the sun’s UV radiation, will have more aging around their eyes than others. That would basically mean everyone in sunny Boca Raton! Smokers also have more aging around their eyes. Other people have a genetic predisposition to forming under-eye bags. The reality of blepharoplasty is this — most people over the age of 40 would benefit from this surgery. Laser eyelid surgery has numerous advantages and benefits over traditional eyelid surgery:

Minimized bleeding

As the laser energy vaporizes tissue, it instantly closes off small blood vessels. This makes for reduced bleeding. This makes for faster, simpler procedures.

Better visuals

The reduced amount of bleeding also makes it easier for Dr. Albert to see the area clearly. This improves access to the tissue needing to be removed. It improves precision.

Reduced risk of scarring

Areas that are touched by the CO2 laser beam heal with less wound contraction and scarring due to the reduced amount of myofibroblasts formed at the surgical site.

Less swelling and discomfort

The CO2 laser energy seals lymphatics, which results in less post-operative swelling and discomfort.

Faster recovery time

Reduced trauma, minimized bleeding, and less pain and swelling lead to faster, easier recoveries.

Where Precision Matters

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It stands to reason that no two blepharoplasty surgeries should be identical because no two sets of eyes are alike. The best cosmetic results can only be achieved through a blepharoplasty uniquely designed for each patient based on their aesthetic goals and physical traits. In order to remove, reposition, and tighten the fat, skin, and musculature of the eyelids, the surgeon needs an artistic understanding of what a beautiful eye looks like, sensitivity to ethnic and gender differences, expert knowledge of eyelid architecture and function, and advanced surgical abilities.

Dr. Albert will consider the benefits of eyelid surgery to address your concerns. After a consultation at the Optimization Centre, you'll walk away with a suggested course of treatment and the confidence that you've made the best choice for yourself. If you’re interested in learning more about Blepharoplasty, please contact us for a consultation at (561) 495-2700 or fill out our contact form below. We will discuss your needs and concerns and determine your best course of action.

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Optimized Precision

Blepharoplasty Preparation and Procedure

The goal of blepharoplasty is to tighten the skin and lessen or remove puffiness and sagging. Dr. Albert seeks to create a natural eyelid rejuvenation rather than a “surgically enhanced” look. The precision of the CO2 laser allows him to remove a precise amount of tissue. Patients can opt to have eyelid surgery on the upper or lower, or both eyelids. In the upper eyelid, the laser incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid, concealing it effectively. Excess skin is removed, fat repositioned or removed, and the underlying muscle tissue tightened. In the lower eyelid, Dr. Albert tightens and shrinks the loose eyelid muscle and septum through the transconjunctival laser incision. This is made inside the eyelid. This precludes the need for an external incision.

In eyelid surgery, the management of fat in the area is important for a natural-looking result. Dr. Albert usually leaves most of the fat, opting to simply reposition it to maintain a natural look. This avoids the hollowed-out appearance that some patients develop from other surgeons who remove the fat. Once the surgical portion of upper and/or lower eyelid laser blepharoplasty is complete, Dr. Albert can also use a CO2 laser to resurface and tighten under-eye wrinkling. He does this with laser fractional resurfacing. This extends the rejuvenation beyond simply the upper and lower eyelids.

Long-lasting Results

Blepharoplasty Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

Our Optimization Centre patients love these surgeries for their facial rejuvenation, but they also like that their recovery is not difficult. The laser is known for having less visual recovery since there is less trauma to the tissues. After your surgery with Dr. Albert, you will return home with a cold compress, ophthalmic ointment, and lubricating eye drops. There will be some swelling and bruising, but it is far less with laser blepharoplasty. If you make diligent use of the cold compress, you can really keep any swelling and bruising to a minimum. This procedure involves minimal downtime, often less than one week.

Laser blepharoplasty is a very effective surgery. Because the eyes are the focal point of the face, the rejuvenation gained with laser eyelid surgery is dramatic. It’s thought that eyelid surgery takes about a decade off of the patient’s facial age; plus, these results are subtle. If you haven’t told friends and co-workers you’re going to have this surgery with Dr. Albert, they’ll only know you look somehow more refreshed, rejuvenated, and alert. Obviously, the aging process will continue, but your eyes will never have the same degree of sagging and loose skin again. You’ll enjoy your younger-looking eyes for the rest of your life.

Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

Minor incisions placed in the natural crease of the eyelids should be virtually imperceivable once they have healed.

Blepharoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and is typically not covered by insurance. However, in some cases where vision is complicated by significant eyelid drooping, health insurance may cover a portion of the cost. It is best to discuss your options with your financial insurance provider.

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