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Eyelid Surgery In New Orleans, LA

Wrinkled and sagging eyelids can make you look older, tired, and uninterested. In severe cases, they can even limit your eyesight. Our New Orleans board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, performs blepharoplasty to reduce excess tissue and skin on the upper eyelids and puffiness on the lower eyelids.

These procedures can make your eyes look youthful and rested, revealing their natural beauty.

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Average Cost

$4,000 – $9,000

Recovery Time

2-4 Weeks

Average Procedure Time

2-3 Hours

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A lower blepharoplasty using a transconjunctival technique or skin/muscle flap can be used to remove excess tissue and smooth out under-eye bags.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid drooping is caused by the loss of skin elasticity that occurs as a natural result of aging. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) corrects aesthetic issues related to the upper or lower eyelids.

Lower eyelid puffiness is also often related to aging but can have other causes.


What Can Eyelid Surgery Achieve?

Upper and lower eyelid surgery offers a range of cosmetic and, in some cases, vision improvements.

Eyelid surgery corrects problems with the eyelids, such as:

  • Excess skin that causes drooping or hooding of the upper eyelids
  • Sagging or displaced eyelid fat pads
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the upper eyelids
  • Vision problems caused by excessively hooded upper eyelids
  • Under-eye bags and puffiness
  • Loose or sagging skin around the lower eyelids

Blepharoplasty only addresses the upper and lower lids and is not designed to correct other aesthetic concerns such as crow’s feet and other nearby wrinkles.

If you want more comprehensive results, several procedures can be combined with eyelid surgery. For example, BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth out crow’s feet and forehead lines, and fat transfer can restore facial volume loss.

What Are My Eye Surgery Options?

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty addresses concerns about drooping or heavy upper eyelids, resulting in a more open and refreshed appearance. It can also improve vision obstructed by excess eyelid skin and enhance eye symmetry.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty targets under-eye bags and puffiness for a smoother lower eyelid contour. It can minimize the appearance of fatigue, enhance facial harmony, and rejuvenate your overall appearance.

What Other Procedures Can I Combine With Blepharoplasty for Comprehensive Results?

Dr. Khoobehi’s customized blepharoplasty treatment plans can include multiple surgical procedures to optimize your results.

Brow Lift

Combining eyelid surgery with a brow lift offers a comprehensive upper facelift by raising sagging eyebrows and smoothing forehead wrinkles.

Face Lift

When combined with eyelid surgery, a facelift can improve overall facial harmony and achieve a more balanced and complete facial rejuvenation.

Facial Fat Transfer

If you have experienced facial volume loss, fat transfer can help you achieve a younger-looking facial appearance. Facial fat transfer involves a multi-step process that involves taking fat cells from elsewhere on the body using liposuction, processing them for purification, and injecting them into the areas of the face that need volume restored.

Non-Surgical Options

  • Non-surgical procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can complement eyelid surgery by targeting wrinkles and adding volume.
  • BOTOX® Cosmetic: While temporary, this cosmetic injectable targets dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive movement around the eyes, between the brows, and on the forehead.
  • Injectable fillers: Various dermal fillers can smooth static lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and aging to enhance facial contours and texture.

Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are non-smokers in good overall health with realistic expectations about their results who want to:

  • Correct sagging or drooping upper eyelids that impair vision or make them look tired and older.
  • Smooth under-eye bags, puffiness, or wrinkles on the lower eyelids that persist despite non-surgical treatments.
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How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

The procedure may be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower lid, or both. There will be a difference in approaches to the upper and lower eyelids, but the method is similar: removing loose skin or tissue and extracting or repositioning fat deposits. There will also be separate incisions.

Eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthetic at Dr. Khoobehi’s accredited surgical suite or general anesthesia at the Outpatient Surgical Center.

If the procedure involves both upper and lower eyelids, Dr. Khoobehi will typically manage the upper eyelid first. On average, it takes one to two hours to complete this surgery.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Khoobehi will create an incision along the eyelid’s natural fold and extract excess fat tissue to remove bulges. Excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining tissue will be carefully sculpted to achieve optimal eyelid contour and symmetry. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

There are two options for incisions for lower eyelid surgery, with the first being made just slightly below the lash line to excise excess fat, tissue, or skin. If the skin has retained good elasticity, another option is a transconjunctival incision made inside the lower eyelid, which effectively conceals any resulting scars.

A lower lid lift may not improve dark circles that can develop under the eyes. To address this issue, Dr. Khoobehi may recommend combining a lower blepharoplasty with another procedure, such as a chemical peel, tear trough implants, or fat transfer.

How Much Is Eyelid Surgery in New Orleans, LA?

The average fee for blepharoplasty begins at $4,000 and goes up to $9,000 if both the lower and upper eyelids are treated. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach to performing eyelid surgery. He will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals, ensuring they achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr. Khoobehi offers financing through Alphaeon® Credit, CareCredit®, and PatientFi to make his procedures more manageable.

How Long Is Eyelid Surgery Recovery?

Expect your recovery to last two to four weeks. For the first few days, swelling and discoloration will occur around the treated area. Dr. Khoobehi recommends keeping the head elevated for these days. Pain medications and antibiotics will be prescribed to manage the initial discomfort and prevent infection.

The recovery process following eyelid surgery typically involves swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the surgical site in the days following surgery. Cold compresses and prescribed medications can help alleviate these symptoms.

For the first week, you must avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending over. You should also protect your eyes from the sun and wind during the first few weeks of recovery to minimize swelling and promote optimal healing.

Follow-up appointments with Dr. Khoobehi will monitor your healing progress, remove sutures, and address any concerns or questions.

Complications after surgery are rare. Patients should strictly adhere to care instructions prescribed by Dr. Khoobehi to minimize any risks of infection, as the eyes can be sensitive after surgery.

When Will I See My Eyelid Surgery Results?

While initial improvements may be visible shortly after surgery, final results become more apparent as swelling subsides and the tissues fully settle into their new position. This process may take.

You can expect a more youthful, rested, and refreshed appearance around the eyes, with optimal outcomes becoming increasingly evident over the following several weeks to months.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Khoobehi for My New Orleans Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Kamran Khoobehi is a leader and pioneer in plastic surgery who has helped develop many surgical techniques that surgeons use across the world today. He is a well-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon named one of Newsweek’s Top 50 Plastic Surgeons in the United States and mentors the top-tier of up-and-coming plastic surgeons.

Blepharoplasty FAQs

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How is eyelid surgery performed?

During eyelid surgery, incisions are made along the eyelids’ natural creases, and excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle are removed or repositioned to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. The incisions are then meticulously closed, and any excess fluid is drained from the surgical site.

What is recovery like after eyelid surgery?

The recovery process following eyelid surgery typically involves swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the surgical site, which can be managed with cold compresses and prescribed medications. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Khoobehi.

When can I expect to see the final results after eyelid surgery?

Final results following eyelid surgery become increasingly evident as swelling subsides and the tissues fully settle into their new position, which may take several weeks to months. Patients can expect a more youthful, rested, and refreshed appearance around the eyes.

Are there any risks or complications associated with eyelid surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, eyelid surgery carries inherent risks and potential complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in sensation. However, these risks can be minimized when a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon performs the surgery.

What is the average cost of eyelid surgery?

The cost of eyelid surgery can vary based on factors such as the surgeon’s expertise, geographic location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and the extent of the procedure, with the average cost ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 per eyelid.

How long do the results of eyelid surgery last?

While eyelid surgery provides long-lasting results, the aging process will continue over time. However, patients can expect to enjoy the benefits of eyelid surgery for many years, with proper care and maintenance of their skin. Regular follow-up appointments with a plastic surgeon can help monitor the results and address concerns.

Will eyelid surgery correct my vision if my eyelids are obstructing it?

While eyelid surgery can improve the appearance of drooping upper eyelids, its primary goal is cosmetic enhancement rather than vision correction. However, if sagging upper eyelids obstruct your vision, Dr. Khoobehi may perform a procedure known as ptosis repair to elevate the eyelids and improve your field of vision.

Can eyelid surgery reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes?

Eyelid surgery primarily targets excess skin, fat, and muscle laxity on the upper and lower eyelids. While it can improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the eyelids, it may not directly address crow’s feet or wrinkles in other areas around the eyes. Injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers may be recommended to complement the results of eyelid surgery and address these concerns.

Will I have visible scars after eyelid surgery?

To minimize visible scarring, incisions for eyelid surgery are typically placed along the eyelids’ natural creases or within the lower eyelid’s inner lining (transconjunctival approach). Over time, any scars that form tend to fade and become less noticeable, especially when proper wound care and scar management techniques are followed.

How soon after eyelid surgery can I wear makeup or contact lenses?

Patients are typically advised to avoid wearing makeup, including eye makeup, for at least the first week following eyelid surgery to allow the incisions to heal properly and minimize the risk of infection. Contact lenses should also be avoided during this time to prevent irritation and promote healing. Dr. Khoobehi will provide specific guidelines based on your recovery progress.

Are there any lifestyle changes I should make before undergoing eyelid surgery?

Before eyelid surgery, it’s essential to maintain good overall health by following a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and avoiding smoking or excessive alcohol consumption while also managing any chronic medical conditions. Additionally, you may be advised to discontinue certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding or interfere with the anesthesia. It’s crucial to discuss any lifestyle modifications with your surgeon during the pre-operative consultation.

Interested in Eyelid Surgery in New Orleans, LA?

Dr. Khoobehi and his team invite you to learn more about blepharoplasty in New Orleans, Louisiana, by calling (504) 779-5538 and scheduling a consultation at our Metairie plastic surgery practice.

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