Last week I operated on a lovely patient who was absolutely thrilled with the result of her lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Her recovery was a breeze and the end result was beyond her expectations. She was kind enough to message me each day with a photo update.

In my opinion, the CO2 laser is the only tool to use for eyelid blepharoplasty. It causes less bruising and swelling after surgery and therefore a quicker recovery. They say a picture paints a thousand words – so I’ll let her pictures speak for themselves.

You would have to agree that the results are impressive. Can you believe she is ready to return to work in only one week? If you are thinking about cosmetic lower eyelid surgery to remove the bags under your eyes, please contact me for a consultation.

***Patient’s own photos***

Before and After (8 days recovery):


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    Sheryl Rudd July 18, 2015 at 9:37 am

    This pic looks fantastic what is the price of this treatment please


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      Siju January 20, 2016 at 2:39 am

      What is the price of the treatment


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        drtaismith February 9, 2016 at 6:04 am

        Please come in for a consultation so I can assess your requirements and give you a detailed explanation of cost.


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    ALANA BELL July 20, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Wow. What a brave woman to take photos every day so you can really see what is happening… Fantastic


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    Colleen Okeefe May 30, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Looking at having the underneath Eye bags fixed….blepharoplastry
    Was wondering what cost is involved and do you have payment plans available
    Thank you Colleen


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      drtaismith July 13, 2017 at 6:36 am

      Hi Colleen,
      I would be happy to answer your enquiry via email.
      Kind regards


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    Peter August 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Tai
    This Blepharoplasty what does it do exactly?
    Traditionally the extra skin would need exacting how does the lazer improve on this process? Is it indeed a better and more precise way to go?


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      drtaismith August 4, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Hi Peter, the laser performs the job of a scalpel and the cautery at the same time. Less bleeding during the procedure and less bruising after. This impacts on recovery time. The surgical outcome still relies on the experience and expertise of the surgeon though. Kind regards Tai


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    Therese September 27, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Hello, Dr Tai.
    What about the upper eyelid? Can the droopy eyelids be improved too?


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      drtaismith October 12, 2019 at 11:35 pm

      Yes Therese, I can definitely help your droopy upper eyelids. This is one of the more common operations I perform. Kind regards Tai.


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Please note Dr Tai Smith is consulting at Chermside, Springwood, Caboolture and Bundaberg. He no longer consults at South Brisbane.