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 excess 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.

If you’re considering an eye lift, contact Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center at 504.227.3873 to schedule a consultation for blepharoplasty New Orleans.

Understanding Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Blepharoplasty – also known as an eyelid lift surgery or eyelid surgery – 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 Eyelid Surgery: 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 Eyelid Surgery in New Orleans

Your journey toward seeking eyelid surgery 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 Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

People seeking eyelid surgery find that they often look older or more tired than they actually are. This is due to a loss of skin elasticity in the lower eyelids or upper eyelids, which leads to sagging. The supporting tissues surrounding the eyes may also weaken over time, causing fat to migrate and produce undereye puffiness. Eyelid surgery 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 eyelid surgery.  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.

New Orleans Eyelid Surgery at Être

An eye lift isn’t just about trimming excess skin; eyelid surgery 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 facial plastic surgery goals and make your eyelid surgery vision a reality.

If you’re considering upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both, contact Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center at 504.227.3873 to schedule a consultation for blepharoplasty in New Orleans.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

Most certainly. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery in New Orleans, directly treats the eyelids and undereye areas. Complementary procedures that focus on other areas of the face, such as a lip lift, neck lift, or dermal fillers, offer patients a more comprehensive anti-aging solution.  

We welcome you to consult with our expert team at Etre Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center about your goals and desires. They can then suggest the best procedures to do in conjunction with blepharoplasty to achieve your desired results.

Insurers will only pay for medical procedures that are essential for maintaining or restoring a patient’s quality of life. Your insurer will consider your motivation for getting the procedure when deciding whether to cover the cost of your New Orleans blepharoplasty surgery.   

If your upper eyelid is drooping in a way that impairs your field of vision, insurers may cover the cost of upper eyelid surgery. If, however, you are seeking blepharoplasty in New Orleans on purely aesthetic grounds, you’ll need to pay for it out of pocket.

Your surgeon will conduct a thorough medical examination to determine the condition of your eyelids and the degree of skin laxity to help insurers decide whether to cover blepharoplasty.

Fully recovering from blepharoplasty in New Orleans generally takes three to four weeks. Most patients return to regular activities within 10 days after the surgery, with the majority of swelling and bruising gone after two weeks.

The cost of your procedure depends on if you are addressing your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. We will discuss your surgical options and then provide an estimate based on this conversation. 

Depending on your pain tolerance, you may experience some discomfort after the procedure, which you can manage with prescription medication.

The decision hinges on your needs and your surgeon’s assessment rather than a specific age requirement.

This procedure requires making small incisions along your natural eyelid creases to remove or reposition tissue. The surgeon then carefully sutures the incisions for minimal scarring.

Yes, we can lift your upper and lower eyelids during the same surgical session to achieve a comprehensive rejuvenation.

Patients can expect some initial bruising and swelling, but most people feel sufficiently recovered to resume their usual activities within seven to 10 days. Complete recovery may take a few weeks.

While blepharoplasty can provide long-lasting improvements, it will not halt your natural aging process. However, the procedure can significantly turn back the clock, and patients often enjoy the benefits for many years. You can enjoy your enhanced appearance longer if you follow a consistent skin care regimen, avoid unnecessary sun exposure, and eat a healthy diet.

As with any surgery, there are potential risks, including infection, scarring, and temporary changes in vision. Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon minimizes these risks.

Yes, in some cases, blepharoplasty can improve your peripheral vision by removing excess skin or fat that may obstruct it.

While you’ll notice a difference once swelling subsides, the final, fully settled blepharoplasty outcome may take a few months as tissues continue to heal and adjust.

To get ready for plastic surgery, you should disclose your medical history with your surgeon, get pre-operative health screenings as instructed, and arrange for post-surgery support, such as transportation and assistance at home.

Yes, we can perform your blepharoplasty under local anesthesia with sedation, allowing you to be comfortable and relaxed during the procedure while avoiding the risks associated with general anesthesia.

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