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CO2 Laser-Assisted Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (Greek: blepharon – “eyelid” & plassein – “to form”) is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face. With the excision and the removal, or the re-positioning (or both) of excess tissues, such as skin and adipocyte fat, and the reinforcement of the corresponding muscle and tendon tissues, the Blepharoplasty procedure resolves functional and cosmetic problems of the periorbita, which is the area from the eyebrow to the upper portion of the cheek.

IOPtima’s iLid™ – CO2 Laser-Assisted Blepharoplasty

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Using the iLid™ CO2 laser kit instead of a manual surgical scalpel, surgeons employ a CO2 laser beam with 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. Advantages iLid™ CO2 laser-assisted blepharoplasty surgery over older scalpel techniques include:

  • No skin incision in the lower eyelid, eliminating any potential dragging down of the lower eyelid
  • Minimal bruising, swelling, pain and discomfort
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Less intraoperative bleeding as the laser seals blood vessels as it cuts, eliminating small subcutaneous and intramuscular hematomas
  • Dramatically reduced procedure time
  • Better cosmetic results with no visible scars

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