Eyelid Lift in New Orleans, LA

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What is an eyelid lift?

The eyes are a beautiful feature of the face; however, excess skin above or below the eyes can create an unflattering look. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, Dr. Michelle Eagan offers blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to remove skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid. Many men and women undergo eyelid surgery to eliminate saggy eyelids, which improves functionality and enhances the complexion. Eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger-looking appearance and it provides natural yet striking improvements. If you want to rejuvenate your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eagan at her office in New Orleans, LA.

What Are the Benefits of an Eyelid Lift?

A customized eyelid lift in New Orleans, LA at New Orleans Plastic Surgery offers both practical and beautifying enhancements to your eyelids, with great perks, like:

  • Creating a more present, aware look
  • Extending eyesight by increasing line of sight
  • Minimizing sagging and/or hanging skin in the upper and lower eyelids
  • Boosting the shape and look of the eyes
  • Diminishing puffiness below the eyes
  • Achieving a more youthful, refreshed look
  • Boosting comfort by reducing rubbing of skin creases

Am I a candidate for Eyelid surgery?

Upper or lower blepharoplasty works well for both men and women. During your initial consultation, Dr. Eagan will carefully listen to your goals and provide information about specific treatment options. Often, ideal candidates for eyelid surgery have saggy skin and folds on the upper eyelid or puffy skin underneath the bottom eyelid. Additionally, excess skin may cause vision impairments. For a more awake look and to improve your vision, blepharoplasty can help you see and look your best. If you struggle with excess skin on the upper eyelid or puffy bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat these issues.

How is eyelid surgery performed?

At the beginning of your eyelid surgery, we will administer anesthesia to help you remain comfortable. We can perform this procedure on the upper eyelid(s), under or on the bottom eyelid(s), or a combination of both.

  • Upper
    To produce a more appealing eyelid appearance, upper eyelid surgery removes saggy skin, which droops over the eye. An incision is usually made along the natural crease to excise tissue and fat.
  • Lower
    Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy and bulging skin underneath the lower eyelid. In most cases, an incision is carefully made below the lash line to surgically remove fatty tissue, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flatter, smoother look. Sometimes, we can use a nonsurgical procedure to reduce the issue.

What to Expect after eyelid surgery

Depending on if we treat one or both eyelids, an eyelid lift surgery can last for two hours. After carefully monitoring you for a little bit, we will send you home to recover. To help with healing, our group will provide detailed aftercare instructions, such as using cold compresses to reduce bruising and swelling. Your results should last for many years. However, because the aging process does not stop, you may still require other nonsurgical treatments.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery depends on if you get a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. After creating your treatment plan, Dr. Eagan can discuss your estimated costs. To attain results that look natural and last for many years, we recommend selecting a skilled doctor over the costs. At New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana, we offer a variety of payment options, including low-interest medical financing.

Eyelid Lift FAQs

Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid lift?
If loose skin is affecting your vision, your insurance may cover some of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Eagan during your initial consultation if you may be applying for an insurance claim. A team member at New Orleans Plastic Surgery can help you get the needed information and paperwork for your insurance company to process your claim. Generally, you will require a diagnosis from an ophthalmologist or optometrist that an eyelid lift will improve your field of vision.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles may be better addressed with a facelift or brow lift as the improvements of blepharoplasty are limited to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a nonsurgical treatment such as BOTOX®, which can smooth wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Wrinkle fillers, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®, can help to add volume to hollow areas for a fuller appearance. In your initial consultation at New Orleans Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eagan will develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals.

How much does an eyelid lift cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. When your treatment plan has been created in your consultation, Dr. Eagan can then discuss cost estimates. For natural-looking results that last for many years, it's better to concentrate on choosing a skilled cosmetic surgeon whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Eagan, rather than trying to find the lowest cost. To help you afford a great eyelid lift, New Orleans Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?

Noninvasive skin tightening procedures plus injectable treatments ( such as Restylane, Juvéderm, and BOTOX ) can provide mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift is better than a nonsurgical treatment. After you have talked to Dr. Eagan about your concerns and goals for your eyes, she can explain her suggestions for a nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. She may also recommend combining both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for your best results.

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift doesn't just help to rejuvenate your appearance, it can also give you other benefits. You may find your field of vision expanding once loose skin on your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to put on eye makeup once your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles on your lower eyelid can make your eyes look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.

Will there be noticeable scarring after an eyelid lift?

Dr. Eagan utilizes advanced techniques to minimize scarring during eyelid lift surgery. Incisions are typically placed in the natural creases of the eyelids, where they are well-concealed. Over time, any residual scarring tends to fade and become less noticeable.

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Younger-Looking Eyes

If you have a hard time seeing because of excess skin on the upper eyelid, or you feel frustrated by puffy bags under your eyes, we may recommend blepharoplasty to help you achieve your desired results. Eyelid lift surgery can help refresh your complexion and provide an effective solution for your vision impairment concerns. Please call New Orleans Plastic Surgery in Louisiana to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michelle Eagan.

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