Eyelid Surgery

Is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Right for Me?


Whether you’re dealing with drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, or wrinkles on your lower lids, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is an excellent procedure that can give you the results you desire. If you’re wondering whether blepharoplasty in New Orleans, LA, is right for you, here is what you need to know.

What Does Blepharoplasty Treat?

Drooping Upper Eyelids

The most common causes of a drooping upper eyelid are weakness or damage in the muscle that lifts the eyelid or sagging of its skin. During blepharoplasty, the surgeon will create an incision in the upper eyelid’s natural crease and remove any excess skin, muscle, or fat, to restore the eye’s aesthetic appearance and improve vision that the drooping lid might have blocked.

Under-Eye Bags

Weakness in the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids leads to the dreaded “bags under your eyes.” When the skin sags, the fat that generally sits around the eyes may shift to the lower eyelids. In addition, fluid may accumulate in this area under the eyes, creating a puffy appearance.

During a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the surgeon removes or redirects excess fat and tightens the surrounding muscle and skin to improve the look of the lower eyelid. In most situations, the procedure has permanent results and rarely requires you to come in for touch-ups.

Wrinkles on the Lower Eyelid

Wrinkles under the eyes develop as a result of the skin around the eyes losing elasticity and becoming thinner, a process that may be exacerbated by factors such as sun exposure, poor habits, and genes.

After a blepharoplasty procedure, the skin under the eye area will be smoother and tighter since extra fat and tissues have been eliminated. Wrinkles and creases around the eyes may disappear; however, for other skin conditions around the eyes, such as crow’s feet, a different procedure may be more appropriate.

Explore Blepharoplasty in New Orleans, LA

Blepharoplasty in New Orleans, LA, might be a great option for you if you want to rejuvenate your facial appearance. Dr. Sean Weiss is an accomplished facial plastic surgeon, double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and Otolaryngology, who can provide definitive answers during your consultation. Schedule an appointment today by calling (504) 814-3223.