Blepharoplasty Incisional Modalities: 4.0 Radiowave Surgery vs. CO2 Laser

  • Joseph NiamtuIII


Many modalities have been used for blepharoplasty incision, including scalpel, scissors, cautery, laser, and electrosurgery and radiowave surgery. Incision with hemostasis has many advantages in the extremely vascular periorbital tissues. Bleeding in the surgical field presents many problems for the surgeon and the patient. Poor visualization is a negative thing in any procedure. Increased bleeding can translate into increased postoperative swelling, bruising, and pain and prolongs healing. Using a bloodless incisional modality mitigates all of the above for the patient and hastens the procedure for the surgeon.


Plastic Surgeon Human Oviduct Electron Microsco Periorbital Tissue Lateral Thermal Damage 
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  • Joseph NiamtuIII
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  1. 1.Private PracticeCosmetic Facial SurgeryRichmondUSA

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