Eyelid Surgery (Eyelid Lift)
Dr. Thomas S. Guillot is one of the top plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Baton Rouge. He uses eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) to aesthetically improve the way his patients’ eyes look or as a means to correct functional problems with the eyelids. At the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Dr. Guillot performs eyelid surgery on a patient’s lower lids, upper lids or both of a patient’s eyelids, simultaneously.
Eye lift, eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both conditions that are often treatable through blepharoplasty. Conditions improved with a blepharoplasty include, puffiness in the upper eyelids, loose or sagging skin folds, fine wrinkles, under eye bags, and droopiness of the lower eyelids.
Issues That Eyelid Surgery Can Address
Eyelid surgery treats:
- Excess fat deposits that make the eyelids look swollen.
- Festoons (bags under the eyes).
- Sagging or loose skin that creates folds or disturbs the upper eyelid’s natural contour; thus, impairing an individual’s ability to see.
- Lower eyelids that droop and reveal the white portion of the eye (sclera) located directly below the iris.
Fine wrinkles and excess skin of the lower eyelid.
- Excess fat and skin on the upper eyelid can cause the eyelid to look heavy, puffy and create an aged appearance; additionally, vision may become blocked.
- Double eyelid surgery is frequently performed to create a crease in the upper eyelid.
Eyelid Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery
Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge
Although some refer to Blepharoplasty as an eyelid lift, Dr. Guillot does not lift the eyelid itself; instead, he surgically removes skin and adds or removes fat from the eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge – The Procedure
Lower Eyelid Surgery
When Dr. Guillot performs surgery on the lower eyelid, the approach he uses depends on the results the patient desires. He may make the incision directly below the lash line or he may use the transconjuctival approach. Since this approach involves an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid, no scarring is visible.
The Transconjuctival Approach
Dr. Guillot uses the transconjuctival approach in instances where a patient has a hollow appearance directly beneath the eye: This type of incision allows him to add fat to the area directly beneath the eye; thus, eliminating the sunken-in look. Likewise, Dr. Guillot removes excess fat beneath the eye using this technique. The transconjuctival technique is frequently combined with laser resurfacing of the skin on the eyelid to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Also, if the lower eyelid is sagging or drooping, Dr. Guillot may need to tighten it.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery involves incisions to remove skin and fat. Dr. Guillot brings the eyelid skin together using a thin stitch, which allows an eyelid crease to form.
The Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge
The expense associated with eyelid surgery in Baton Rouge depends on the kind of eyelid surgery being performed and the complexity of the procedure.
Preparing for Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge
If you are receiving general anesthesia or intravenous sedation during your eyelid surgery, Dr. Guillot may request that you visit your medical physician to be cleared for your eyelid surgery.
Before the day of your eyelid surgery, you will receive pre-operative and post-operative instructions, you need to read and understand all these instructions before the day of your eyelid surgery. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Reading your post-operative instructions before your surgery is essential: You may need to purchase recovery items ahead of time. These items could include artificial tears, gauze, pain medication or gel packs.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge
The majority of patients recover quickly following their eyelid surgery at the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge. You should expect to experience swelling and bruising, especially on the day after your eyelid surgery; however, these symptoms are not long-lived. For the initial 48 hours following your eyelid surgery, cold compresses will greatly reduce the swelling and bruising around your eyes, as well as on your face. Dr. Guillot recommends light activity such as walking since it speeds up the healing process.
Within several days, Dr. Guillot removes the thin bandages placed over the incisions; nevertheless, stitches may remain for up to a week. The removal of self-absorbing stitches is not required. Typically, people return to their normal activities within 10 days. Nearly all the swelling and bruising will resolve within two weeks’ time avoid salty foods.
If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery or any of the other procedures Dr. Guillot offers, contactthe Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge today. We look forward to speaking with you.