Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA

Drooping eyelids, puffiness, and dark circles under the eyes can give you a tired and aged appearance that impacts your field of vision and your sense of confidence. Eyelid surgery – medically referred to as blepharoplasty – is a cosmetic procedure that can help address these challenges to rejuvenate your gaze and dramatically enhance your overall facial aesthetic.

Our dedicated team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge offers this cosmetic surgery to patients in Baton Rouge and the broader Louisiana landscape (including New Orleans, Denham Springs, and Hammond). Our specialists utilize advanced techniques to ensure both your safety and the utmost satisfaction with your results.

Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery – or blepharoplasty – is a sophisticated procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The primary goal that plastic surgeons have is to refresh and revitalize your eyes to restore a more youthful, alert, and rested appearance.

You might be an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery if you:

  • Are bothered by droopy upper eyelids or puffy bags below your eyes.
  • Notice obstructed vision due to sagging skin around the eyes.
  • Experience skin irritation from excess folds or wrinkles around the eyes.
  • Want to rejuvenate your facial appearance and improve the symmetry of your eyes.

During your eyelid surgery consultation at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, our team will aim to understand and address your unique concerns. The surgeon will answer any questions you may have before recommending the most fitting treatment approach for you.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Some of the benefits patients experience, when they undergo eyelid surgery, include the following:

  • Improved visual clarity by removing obstructions.
  • Enhanced eye appearance.
  • Reduction in eye puffiness and bags.
  • Elimination of sagging or droopy eyelids.
  • A more refreshed and youthful look.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Plastic surgeons specialize in several blepharoplasty techniques to suit the needs of different patients.

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery – addresses sagging or drooping upper eyelids and removes excess skin to create a more open, refreshed look.
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery – targets bags under the eyes and removes excess skin and fat to reduce puffiness and wrinkles.
  • Double Eyelid Surgery – creates a crease in the upper eyelid. This treatment is often sought by individuals of Asian descent to achieve a double eyelid appearance.
  • Eyelid Revision Surgery – this treatment corrects complications or unsatisfactory results from previous eyelid surgeries.

Each of these procedures is tailored to meet the individual needs of our patients and ensure optimal outcomes that are in line with your aesthetic goals.

Procedure Approach

The eyelid surgery process starts with the administration of local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. The surgeon then makes incisions within the natural creases of the eyelid to make sure that any resultant scars are discreetly hidden. Excess skin and fat are removed or repositioned through these incisions – and the underlying muscles are also tightened. The incisions are closed with fine sutures once the desired effect is achieved. The whole procedure typically takes 1 to 3 hours to complete, and most patients can go home on the same day as the surgery after a brief observation period.

Recovery After Blepharoplasty

Most patients can expect initial swelling and bruising which usually subsides within a week after blepharoplasty. Keep the head elevated, particularly when sleeping, and use cold compresses to reduce swelling. Avoiding strenuous activities and any actions that strain the eyes (like reading) over the first few days. Follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor healing. Patients can typically return to work after a week while more strenuous activities and exercises should be postponed for at least three weeks. Make sure to adhere to the post-operative care instructions and attend follow-up visits to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

What is the Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge?

The cost of Eyelid surgery in Baton Rouge differs from one patient to the other based on factors such as the type of surgery (upper, lower, double, or revision) you are having, and the facility’s amenities. Most of our patients at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can expect a price ranging from $3,000 to $7,000. It’s worth noting that since eyelid surgery is mostly cosmetic, it’s often not covered by insurance.

Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

The Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge stands as a go-to choice for patients in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Denham Springs, Hammond, Shenandoah, and other nearby Louisiana cities. Our distinction lies in the hands of our plastic surgeons—board-certified, seasoned, and dedicated to the finest detail. Get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation visit today.

Eyelid Surgery FAQs

How long does eyelid surgery last?

The effects of eyelid surgery from the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge are designed to be long-lasting. For many of our patients, the results persist for several years. However, it helps to understand that the aging process continues naturally. Some patients opt for non-invasive touch-ups down the line to maintain their results.

Will there be visible scars?

Scarring is a common concern among patients. Our highly skilled surgeons meticulously place incisions in the natural creases and folds of the eyelids. This approach means that, over time, scars become inconspicuous and blend with the eyelid’s natural lines. Healing varies from person to person, but adhering to post-operative care instructions can help minimize scar visibility.

Can eyelid surgery fix my vision problems?

Eyelid surgery primarily focuses on aesthetic enhancement. However, for individuals who experience vision impairment due to severely drooping eyelids, this treatment can achieve functional improvements by removing excess skin obstructing vision. Make sure to discuss your specific vision concerns with our surgeons to get a clearer picture.

Is the procedure painful?

The surgery itself is performed under anesthesia to ensure that patients remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the anesthesia wears off, some patients might experience mild discomfort, tightness, or a pulling sensation. These feelings tend to be temporary and can be managed effectively with the medications we recommend.

How soon after the surgery can I wear makeup?

We understand your eagerness to showcase your refreshed look. However, it’s advised to wait for about 10-14 days post-surgery before applying makeup. This duration ensures that the surgical sites are adequately healed and reduces the risk of irritation or infection. When you do start wearing makeup, it’s essential to use clean brushes and hypoallergenic products initially. Your surgeon will provide more personalized guidance during your follow-up visits.