About Eyelid Surgery
If you look in the mirror at your face, and appear years older than you are, consult with our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Elliott or Dr. Summer Black, who can suggest a procedure or treatment for sagging skin around or on your eyelids that will help you regain confidence in your image. Men and women, who have excessive skin on the upper and lower eyelids, request eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty consultations at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Our plastic surgeons can provide you with 2 different surgical approaches to your restorative procedure for a more youthful appearance to your eyes. A traditional eyelid surgery a.k.a. blepharoplasty by Dr. Black implements surgical incisions made on upper and lower lids. With a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, a single incision is made inside each lower lid, where fat can be removed but excess skin cannot. These innovative blepharoplasty options performed by Dr. Black will give you noticeable results in less than a month’s time. This procedure can especially help male patients to soften the overall look of their face for a more appealing aesthetic. Many male patients seek to enhance their male profile through eyelid surgery. We also have options and recommendations for our patients who do not wish to go under the knife, but would still seek a noninvasive rejuvenation treatment such as BOTOX® injections, chemical peels, or laser skin resurfacing to help them tighten the skin around the eyes.
"I've been a patient of Dr Summer Blacks for about 4 years and I would never go anywhere else. I am ALWAYS ecstatic with her work and have had Botox and Restylane filler in my cheeks and lips. Dr Black is not only a total perfectionist but she becomes a friend you feel comfortable confiding in and sharing your life with. I would recommend Dr Black to my own mother....and in fact I did! Now we are both her patients who regularly visit her for all our anti-aging facial perfecting cosmetic work."- A.R. / Google / Feb 06, 2017
"I won’t go to anyone else - Dr. Black is simply the best! I go to her for Botox and filler. She actually listens to me so that together we come up with a course of action that delivers beautiful results. She never leaves you with an unnatural over-blown look."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 09, 2018
"Dr. Elliott Black has years of experience and it shows in his results! - Dr. Elliott Black did my breast implants years ago. They are so natural that even my Ob-gyn couldn’t tell they were implants. I’ve also gone to Dr. Elliott Black for laser treatments and to have my eyelids done. I couldn’t be happier with the results!"- M. / RealSelf / Feb 09, 2018
"Love Dr Summer Black. I had an excellent experience. Very happy with my results. Would recommend Dr Black to all my family and friends!!!"- L.S. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"Tummy Tuck - Fluer De Lis Cut - After Massive Weight Loss - I absolutely love Dr. Black! She treats you like a friend more than a patient. She is clearly very skilled. Her work is beautiful. She does not try to get you to do any more surgery than what you absolutely need. I have two other friends that have had their tummy tucks after massive weight loss with Dr. Black and they love her, as well. I highly recommend Dr. Summer Black! She performed my fleur de lis tummy tuck in 2013 and my brachioplasty in 2017. She is an amazing surgeon that does beautiful work. I am thrilled with the placement of my incisions on my arms. What I really love about Dr. Black is that she treats you like a friend and not just a patient. She gave me her cell phone number, in case I had any issues. She personally called to check on me when I was home. She made the experiences as pleasant and painless as possible. I can't say enough about her as a surgeon and a person!"- T. / RealSelf / Dec 01, 2017
Do I Qualify?
If you’ve grown unsatisfied with your sagging eyelids, or you constantly look tired and worn-out, there’s no reason for despair. All you have to do is reach out to one of our knowledgeable representatives. Thanks to our innovative blepharoplasty options, you will notice real results in less than a month’s time. Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who experience:
- Sagging skin that has developed folds and disrupts the natural contour of the upper eyelid
- Large bags or fat deposits under the eyes
- Loose skin and fine wrinkles on the upper eyelid
- Impaired vision due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid
- Drooping lower lids that expose the white portion of the eye, below the iris
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery is performed at a one of the surgical centers or hospitals that our plastic surgeon has medical privileges in Metairie, LA, and on an outpatient basis. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. This procedure is most commonly used to treat excess, loose, and sagging skin around the eyes that can impair vision and make a patient look and feel uncomfortable. This procedure also corrects minor wrinkles and folds around the eyes to improve your appearance. During the procedure, the loose skin around the eye is removed along with any fat pockets through small incisions. For upper eyelid treatment, the removal of excess skin and fat can improve vision and correct the natural fold of the eye.
Stitches will be removed in 4 – 7 days, and the swelling and bruising associated with the procedure can last for several weeks. You’ll likely need to take some time off of work to let your body heal, and you can begin to wear makeup after the stitches are removed. We will give you a complete list of aftercare instructions to have at home.
You will need someone to drive you home and take care of you, as your vision will likely be blurry and your eyes will be swollen. While the blurriness and swelling are normal and temporary, severe pain, loss of vision, and protruding eyeballs are not. If any of these occur, please call the doctor immediately. Following eyelid surgery, patients should keep their heads elevated for the first several days. Bruising and swelling should be expected and may last up to 3 – 4 weeks. It also takes about this same amount of time for results to be noticeable. Patients should expect minimal scarring at incision points that will be almost invisible to the naked eye.
Plan Your Procedure
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If you are considering Eyelid surgery like the many women that have visited us from New Orleans, Metairie, Houma, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Covington and beyond please come in for a free consultation. Eyelid surgery can help to improve your eyes by making you look more attractive and improving your vision. Many patients, both men and women, undergo blepharoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance and improve the physical ailments that come from loose, sagging skin around the eyes. For women, this loose skin can make putting on makeup a burden and may prevent them from achieving the look they desire. If you are considering eyelid surgery schedule a consultation at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to begin the journey toward your rejuvenated youth.