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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

For eyes that look constantly tired or worn out, we offer eyelid surgery in Baton Rouge at J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. This procedure can be used for the upper, lower or both eyelids and can restore a refreshed, alert appearance to hooded or puffy eyelids.

Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. J. Anthony Stephens is board certified in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for eyelid surgery.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery typically services two main cosmetic goals:

  • To remove excess skin in the upper eyelids
  • To eliminate a puffy appearance in the lower eyelids
  • In some cases, hooded eyelids can also impair peripheral vision

Doctor Stephens often hides incisions in the natural creases of the upper and lower eyelids in order to minimize visible scarring. Depending on your individual surgery, Dr. Stephens will remove excess skin, reposition fat and tighten underlying muscles to rejuvenate your appearance.

While eyelid surgery can be performed as a standalone procedure, it can also be done in conjunction with other procedures, which can be discussed with Dr. Stephens during your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge?

Men and women who are experiencing hooded upper eyelids and/or puffy lower eyelids and who are generally healthy with no serious eye or medical conditions may be a candidate for eyelid surgery.

During your consultation with Dr. Stephens, several factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations will be evaluated to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you and what surgical options are available to you.

What is the Recovery Like?

After about three or four days, sutures are removed from the eyes, and most patients return to work in a week to 10 days. It is common for eyes to be sensitive to light and slightly irritated during the healing process, which can usually be controlled with cold compresses or prescribed eye drops. Doctor Stephens will provide you with post-surgical instructions in order to reduce the risk of complications.

Although the natural aging process cannot be prevented, eyelid surgery can create a more youthful and alert appearance for several years – longer-lasting results than the various “quick fix” treatments on the cosmetic market.

Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out more about how eyelid surgery can revitalize your appearance.

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