What is Eyelid Surgery?
The eyes are a beautiful feature of the face that deserves to be visible, but sometimes excess skin above or under the eyes can create an unflattering facial appearance or an appearance of being tired or aged. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet uses eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to lift and tighten the lower or upper eyelids to create a softer look. So many men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to correct sagging skin, leading to improved functionality and a renewed facial appearance. If you are interested in rejuvenating your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Charvet at his practice in New Orleans, LA.
"Look no further! Experience: Dr. Charvet and his staff are amazing!! I had a tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and abs on November 18th. Dr. Charvet gave his cell number so I was able to contact him with any post-op concerns...on a holiday! Surgery is scary and being able to have access to my surgeon when needed made the recovery process 100 times easier. His staff are all so kind and caring. Ashley made me feel incredibly comfortable with personal "female" post-op concerns. Everyone is so welcoming and Dr. Charvet's bedside manner is the best I've ever seen. Results: I can’t express enough how happy I am with my results! I went from hating my body and depressed to look in the mirror to loving myself again. This surgery is game changing. Just do it! Have the surgery!!! 10 out of 10 recommend!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"When I was ready to have my partial mommy make over I had visited and researched many practices and as soon as I met Dr Charvette and the staff at Magnolia I knew I was done looking immediately. Their bedside manner is outstanding and they made me feel comfortable from the time I reached out to book a consultation, through surgery day, and now with my post op follow up appointments. I had a breast lift and my results are beautiful! Recovery was easy, they set me up for success prior to surgery answering questions and providing suggestions of what would assist me the best after surgery. I was up and about the day after surgery with very little discomfort. Now I’m three months out and couldn’t be happier. I also got Botox in my forehead and brow just to round out the refreshed look that I had in mind for myself. I wish I had reached out to Magnolia plastic surgery and medspa earlier. I recommend them to anyone who asks who I went to for my procedures. I will most definitely continue to visit them for injectable’s and medspa services, as well as any other surgical procedures I may want in a few years."- C.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Very pleased with my results. I had zero pain and no complications. Dr. Charvet is extremely talented and his staff is amazing."- B.W. / Google / Sep 30, 2022
"Great experience and overall care. Dr. Charvet and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations. He has an excellent bedside manner, is very thorough in explaining what he will be doing and takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I’m very pleased with my results so far and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon."- J.C. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Depending on the complexity of your eyelid surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. This procedure may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both treatments.
- Upper: Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the hanging of skin that impairs vision to create a more flattering look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise tissue and fat.
- Lower: Lower blepharoplasty is performed to improve puffy skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is made below the lash line to allow access to remove fat, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look.
Eyelid surgery can take up to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, you should allow a few days to rest at home. A cold compress can assist in reducing bruising and swelling if necessary. The outcomes from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, such as chemical peels and injectable fillers, can be paired to create a glowing appearance.
Eyelid Surgery FAQ
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary depending on whether you are getting an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. When your treatment plan has been created during your consultation, Dr. Charvet can then discuss estimated costs. To get results that look natural and last for many years, it is better to concentrate on finding an experienced surgeon whom you trust, like Dr. Charvet, rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa takes many payment methods, including low-interest financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When loose skin is limiting your vision, your health insurance might cover some of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Charvet in your initial consultation if you may be using your insurance. Someone at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can help you submit the needed paperwork and information for your provider to process your claim. Generally, you will need a letter from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that an eyelid lift is medically necessary to restore your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also give you other benefits. You may find your vision field expanding when loose skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It is also much easier to put on eye makeup when your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, paper-thin skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes may make your eyes look fuller and brighter without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid surgery fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Forehead wrinkles and crow's feet might be better treated with a brow lift or facelift as the results of the eyelid surgery are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be combined with a nonsurgical procedure such as BOTOX®, which combats wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®, may also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, Dr. Charvet will create your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Nonsurgical skin tightening and injectable treatments (like BOTOX, Restylane, and JUVÉDERM) can give you mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, eyelid surgery would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. Once you have talked to Dr. Charvet about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his suggestions for your surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. He may also suggest both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for your best results.
A Wide-Eyed Appearance
If you are having a hard time seeing due to folds of skin on your upper eyelids, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa may be the answer for you. This eyelid surgery can help you look youthful and awakened while offering a beautiful solution to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in New Orleans, LA to make a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet.