Should I get a Laser Blepharoplasty or a Surgical one?

I want to enhance the way my eyes look. I burnt the candle pretty hard at both ends in my younger days and my eyes have taken the brunt of it. It looks like a Laser Blepharoplasty is the better option but if that is the case, why does anyone go the surgical route? Obviously price might be a facture but besides that.

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If you simply have mild skin excess then a laser would work nicely for eyelid rejuvenation. However, if you need substantial skin excision, fat removal, fat repositioning, tear trough obliteration, or a combination of these, then a surgical approach would be required.

Blepharoplasty considers multiple factors involved in eyelid appearance:

  1. Skin excess - treated by skin removal but also possibly by laser surgery
  2. Fat malposition/excess/paucity - hard to address with lasers
  3. Muscle laxity and lid malposition - may be addressed partly by lasers but not as powerfully as with surgery
  4. Skin color - lasers help here but surgery does not typically address the color other than blending the lid-cheek junction to hide some of the hollowing shadows

As you can see, lasers have some capabilities that surgery does not confer but there are substantial capabilities of surgical techniques that can't be done with a laser.

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