Blepharoplasty – New Orleans
Our eyes are the most focal part of the face – they help express emotions and give character to our appearance. But when it comes to aging, the delicate tissue surrounding the eyes is one of the most vulnerable areas. Aging around the eyes can change the nuances of your face, making you look drastically different.
With blepharoplasty, you can look like you again.
This minimally invasive procedure can remove sagging skin from both the upper and lower eyelids, eliminate puffy eyebags, and restore the youthful appearance that has been lost to age. Discover how this procedure can produce transformative, long-lasting results.
Blepharoplasty – also known as an eye lift – is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. Depending on your cosmetic concerns and extent of aging, you might have an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both.
- Upper Blepharoplasty: the incision will be made along the natural skin crease of your upper eyelid.
Once the incisions have been made, the skin and muscle will be gently separated from the underlying tissue. Any excess fat and skin will then be removed, and the incisions will be carefully closed using very fine sutures. This quick procedure usually takes an hour or less to perform.
Your Consultation for Blepharoplasty in New Orleans
Your journey toward seeking blepharoplasty in New Orleans begins with a consultation. From the moment you’re greeted at Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center, you’ll understand why so many patients have chosen Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman for cosmetic enhancements. From their support staff to their attentive care during surgery, their office provides a welcoming, comforting environment for patients.
During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. Your face will also be examined to determine the extent of facial aging. With this information in mind, you will be provided with a custom treatment plan that is aligned with your cosmetic tastes, goals, and preferences.
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Is Blepharoplasty Right for You?
People seeking blepharoplasty find that they often look older or more tired than they actually are. This is due to a loss of skin elasticity, which leads to sagging. The supporting tissues surrounding the eyes may also weaken over time, causing fat to migrate and produce undereye puffiness. Blepharoplasty can effectively address all of these issues.
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty in New Orleans include people who want to address the following cosmetic concerns:
- Excess, drooping skin on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both
- Puffy eyebags
- Deep lines and wrinkles under the eyes
For comprehensive rejuvenation, you might want to consider additional treatments that can complement the effects of blepharoplasty. Some patients choose to have their eye lift performed with injectables, such as BOTOX® or Restylane®. Whether you’d prefer to have your eye lift performed as a standalone procedure or you’d like a combination of treatments, Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman would be happy to create a custom treatment plan for you.
Blepharoplasty at Être
An eye lift isn’t just about trimming excess skin; blepharoplasty requires surgical precision and an artistic approach in order to produce natural-looking results. In addition to excising excess skin and removing fat, the board-certified dermatologists of Être will carefully reposition tissue so that the eyelids look naturally refreshed – rather than obviously altered.
From your initial consultation to your follow-up appointments, Dr. Kyle Coleman is dedicated to ensuring you have a positive experience. He will work with you to identify your cosmetic goals and make your vision a reality.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Results of Blepharoplasty Permanent?
Patients can expect the results of their blepharoplasty to last for years to come. While an eye lift can’t stop the aging process, it can restore your eyes to a more youthful look. In general, results from blepharoplasty can last up to 15 years.
Is There Any Downtime After Blepharoplasty?
You may experience some mild swelling and discomfort during the first week after your procedure. However, these side effects usually subside quickly. Most patients return to work and daily activities within one or two weeks after blepharoplasty.
While your incisions are healing, it’s important to protect them from any potential irritants, so be sure to wear sunblock and sunglasses when outdoors. You should also avoid strenuous activity and exercise for about a week, but you can usually resume light exercise by the second week.
Is Blepharoplasty Performed Under General Anesthesia?
No. For optimal convenience, all procedures at Être are minimally invasive and are performed onsite using local anesthesia. This allows you to undergo cosmetic enhancements with minimal downtime required.
Will Blepharoplasty Affect My Vision?
No; blepharoplasty simply restores the function of the eyelid and corrects sagging or drooping skin. In fact, in cases where the defective eyelid is hindering vision, the surgery can actually improve eyesight.
Will Blepharoplasty Give Me Visible Scars?
The incisions made during blepharoplasty are very fine and located within the natural contours and creases of your skin. Additionally, Dr. Lisa Donofrio and Dr. Kyle Coleman will close the incisions as meticulously as possible to ensure optimal healing. In most cases, these scars heal beautifully and are imperceptible over time. Most blepharoplasty patients find that their scars are not noticeable at all.