Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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Laser Assisted Eyelids - Plastic Surgery San Francisco California

This procedure will reduce the “tired” look, puffiness and extra skin around the eyes.
Dr. Kulick, responding to patients request for a shorter recovery, less bruising and pain, helped develop the laser applications that responded to these patient needs. He is one of the early pioneers in plastic surgery advocating the efficacy of lasers for aesthetic procedures. He has lectured both nationally and internationally regarding this topic and has written articles centered around safety, effectiveness and integration of lasers for surgical procedures. His book, describing his techniques, has been published in the United States and Internationally.In response to patient’s requests, Dr Kulick developed laser applications that shortened recovery and resulted in less bruising and pain. He is one of the early pioneers in plastic surgery, advocation the efficacy of lasers for aesthetic procedures. Dr Kulick lectures nationally and internationally regarding this topic. He has written numerous articles about the safety, effectiveness and integration of lasers for aesthetic procedures. His book, Lasers In Aesthetic Surgery, has been published in the United States and internationally.

The Laser Assisted Eyelid Procedure

It has often been said that your eyes are the “windows to your soul” because they reveal so much about you. Unfortunately, your eyes can also be misleading if the significant effects of aging have altered them. Instead of looking rested and alert, you may appear to be tired, run-down, angry or unhappy due to drooping eyelids or puffy bags around the eyes. Eyelid surgery – or blepharoplasty – can offer dramatic results and can create a more youthful and energetic appearance as conveyed by your eyes.

Dr. Kulick uses a laser beam as a light “scalpel” to reduce bleeding, swelling and bruising. Thus, your recovery time should be greatly reduced. Some of the fat and skin are removed to give your eyes a more open and alert appearance. The incision is placed in the natural contour of the upper eyelid therefore the incision is hard to detect once healed. Lower eyelid surgery also involves the removal of excess skin and “fat” repositioning and the incision is camouflaged by placing it under the eyelashes of the lower eyelid. Even without makeup, it is hard to see the incisions!!

Depending upon your features, your expectations and the recommendation of Dr. Kulick, you may undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Sometimes Dr. Kulick will make suggestions. For example, if one would like eyelid surgery but also wants the face to look significantly younger, he may suggest other procedures to balance the face and create harmony. . Many patients choose to have a brow lift at the same time as a blepharoplasty. As you look at the pictures in the PHOTO GALLERY, you can see the impact that eyelid surgery has on the expression of the eyes. Also, you can see where patients that appear to still have “extra” skin about the upper eyelid would benefit from a brow lift – not more excision of upper eyelid skin. The results are in general, a more youthful and well-rested appearance. The results should look natural and well balanced, and depending upon the person’s lifestyle, can last for many years.

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After The Laser Assisted Eyelid Surgery

The recovery process varies for each individual. In order to properly take care of the eyes, patients should avoid reading, watching TV or using a computer for approximately one to two weeks after surgery.. Many patients return to work and essential social activities between one – two weeks after surgery. Light exercise may be possible soon after that.
Patient Testimonials

Dear Dr. Kulick,

Ever since I was a little girl, I wondered what was wrong with me. I had these bags and dark circles under my eyes and no amount of cream, sleep, or eating the right foods could erase it. As a teen I discovered the beauty of makeup – concealer was my best friend. Later as an adult, Mother Nature took its toll on me. No amount of makeup could conceal what I saw in the mirror. I was referred by a dear friend of mine who highly recommended Dr. Kulick to help me with my dilemma. When I made the call, the excitement really began. I was greeted by Stephanie’s friendly voice and personality. I then spoke with Deborah, the Patient Care Coordinator, she was absolutely wonderful. She was kind and gentle which is exactly what anyone considering plastic surgery needs. During my consultation you explained the procedures and encouraged me to ask questions and after seeing your before and after photos, I knew immediately that all the great things I heard about you were true. The process was a metamorphosis and even though the recovery took time, the results were well worth it. Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you – I can’t thank you and your staff enough.


Dear Dr. Kulick,

This letter is to thank you for the terrific blepharoplasty surgery you did last September on my upper eyelids. I was unhappy with the droopy sag of my eyelids, which made me look tired all the time. My husband agreed to treat me to eye surgery for my birthday. I interviewed a couple of highly recommended plastic surgeons and was alarmed to learn that blepharoplasty surgery could on rare occasion cause blindness. Knowing my vision is really important to me, I researched scientific studies advocating laser scalpel surgery much less risky than using a traditional scalpel. A friend esthetician in Carmel recommended you to me as one of the leading pioneers in laser plastic surgery. You and your staff, particularly Deborah Rocha, made me comfortable and confident that you were the person for the job – despite the inconvenient distance from my home in Carmel. I was very pleased with my natural results and extremely pleased with the rapid recovery time with no bruising. After two weeks I could comfortably go out to social events. I would definitely have the surgery again and would recommend you to anyone looking for a reprieve from the inevitable signs of aging.


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