Eyelid Surgery Santa Monica



What are bags under the eyes?

  • Bags are due to an accumulation of fat deposits under the eyes, over time
  • They can affect both men and women
  • Unrelated to diet or weight gain
  • Familial predisposition
  • Give a “tired, old, upset” look as well as dark circles under the eyes

How are they removed?

  • Bags can be removed surgically
  • Dr. Massey & Dr. Rahimi use the laser
  • The fat is removed without a skin incision, through a slit created behind the lids

laser-eye Why use the laser?

  • The laser is an instrument of great precision
  • Very convenient to access small and delicate areas
  • The laser can cut and cauterize at the same time, reducing the chance of bleeding

How safe is the procedure?

  • Dr. Massey & Dr. Rahimi have over 25 years of experience performing laser eye bags removal
  • He was among the first doctors to adopt and publish this out-patient procedure
  • His track record is impeccable with no complications reported. An occasional bruising subsiding in few days should be expected
  • As for any surgical procedure, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon

How much time off is required?

  • Only a weekend for a simple eye bag removal
  • A week for an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Recovery is usually uneventful and painless

Is laser eye bag removal indicated for all ethnic groups?

  • African Americans, prone to keloids, can enjoy a procedure with no skin incision and therefore, no risk of keloid
  • For Asian, a minimally invasive procedure is more likely to preserve the natural shape of the eyes
  • Any ethnic group can benefit from laser eye bags removal.

What about excess skin under the eyes?

  • Excess or loose skin is removed via a small tuck under the lashes.
  • Laser resurfacing may also help to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkle lines

What about upper eyelids?

  • Upper eyelids can also be addressed by laser surgery
  • When the hooding is significant, it may impair vision and is best treated with an upper lid laser blepharoplasty

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