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Blepharoplasty in Lafayette, LA

Open Your Eyes to Rejuvenation

Lafayette Blepharoplasty at McGee Plastic Surgery

Do you feel like your eyes look tired or age your appearance? Many people see the signs of aging in this delicate area first. Sagging upper eyelids and puffiness, bags, or hollows under the eyes can dull your youthful glow. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a precise procedure to rejuvenate the eye area by carefully lifting and tightening excess skin on the upper eyelids or sculpting and smoothing the under eyes. The result is a brighter, more alert-looking gaze that subtly but dramatically refreshes your entire look. 

Dr. Catherine McGee, MD, FACS is a double board-certified Lafayette plastic surgeon serving patients from Lafayette and beyond. She embraces a highly personalized and patient-centered model of care, designing your procedure around your unique needs and supporting you at every stage, from planning to recovery, ensuring natural-looking enhancement that elevates your confidence.

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Brighten Your Gaze

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that improves the cosmetic appearance of the eyelids. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both and is typically done to address issues such as drooping eyelids, puffiness, and fine wrinkles or lines. Incisions are placed discreetly in the natural crease of the upper eyelids or along the lower lash line. In addition to its cosmetic applications, blepharoplasty can offer functional improvements for people whose vision is partially obstructed by sagging skin.

Subtle But Extraordinary Results

What are the benefits of Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty restores a more youthful, alert, and refreshed appearance to the eyes. It can be performed on the upper or the lower eyelids, providing results that subtly but impressively enhance and revitalize your look. Depending on your individual needs, these procedures can be combined if desired. Blepharoplasty also makes an excellent complement to other procedures, such as a facelift, for those seeking more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Upper blepharoplasty lifts, smooths, and tightens sagging upper eyelid skin, helping open and brighten your gaze. 

Lower blepharoplasty minimizes the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and bags under the eyes by smoothing out the skin, contouring the tear trough, or reducing fat deposits that cause puffiness. 

In some cases with blepharoplasty Lafayette candidates may even experience certain functional benefits, such as improving vision by reducing sagging skin that may obstruct the field of view. It can also alleviate discomfort caused by issues like entropion, where the eyelid turns inward, or ectropion, where the eyelid turns outward.

Set Your Sights Higher

Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

Schedule your Lafayette blepharoplasty consultation to discuss your needs with our highly qualified and compassionate plastic surgeon, Dr. Catherine McGee, MD, FACS. She will listen to your goals for rejuvenating your appearance and assess your eye area to offer personalized guidance on your journey to achieving the beautiful enhancement you envision. Dr. McGee and her team will be by your side every step of the way, customizing your care to meet your unique needs and crafting results that inspire new levels of confidence.

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Precision Meets Beauty

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. You will be administered either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Dr. McGee begins by making carefully placed incisions. For your upper eyelids, these incisions are usually discreetly placed along the natural eyelid crease. In the case of the lower eyelids, incisions can be made just beneath the lash line (external method) or inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival method) to minimize visible scarring.

She then expertly adjusts the underlying tissues, addressing concerns like sagging skin, puffiness, and wrinkles by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat as needed. Fat may be repositioned to create a more youthful contour. Fine sutures are then used to meticulously close the incisions.

Following the procedure, you will be monitored as you wake up from the anesthesia, until you are ready to safely return home in the company of a friend or family member to drive you.

Seamless Support

Blepharoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

Proper aftercare significantly contributes to a successful blepharoplasty, ensuring a smoother and more comfortable healing process and helping you achieve the refreshed and rejuvenated eye area you desire. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are expected side effects. Taking pain medication as prescribed, elevating your head, and applying cool compresses to the treatment area can help.

We will give you detailed aftercare instructions and check healing at post-operative visits. You should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks. Make sure to follow all post-operative care instructions, which may include using ointments or eye drops, keeping the incision sites clean, and protecting your eyes from sun and wind exposure. We are here to see you all the way through recovery, offering support and information to support excellent healing and seamless results.

Open Your Eyes to New Confidence

Blepharoplasty Results

After blepharoplasty, your eyes will appear brighter, more alert, and rejuvenated. Careful incision placement ensures that your results look natural. People may not be able to put their finger on what is different about you—only that you look exceptionally refreshed. 

You can expect to see initial improvements within a few weeks as swelling and bruising subside. However, the final, optimal results become more apparent after about three to six months as any residual swelling fully dissipates and tissues settle into their new position.

The longevity of blepharoplasty results varies among individuals but often lasts for many years. While it cannot halt the aging process, it provides a significant and lasting improvement. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and skincare practices can influence how long the results endure. However, most people enjoy a more youthful eye area for an extended period, making blepharoplasty a valuable investment in their appearance and confidence.

BlepharoplastyFrequently Asked Questions

While blepharoplasty does involve incisions, skilled surgeons aim to minimize visible scarring. Upper eyelid incisions are typically hidden in the natural eyelid crease, while lower eyelid incisions are often made inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival) or just below the lash line, which helps conceal scars. Over time, scars typically fade and become less visible. Following aftercare instructions and using scar-minimizing techniques such as silicone gel or sheets can further enhance the healing process and reduce scarring. In most cases, well-placed incisions result in inconspicuous scars, leaving the eyes looking refreshed and rejuvenated.

Yes, for those seeking rejuvenation of the entire eye area, upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed in the same procedure. Combining these procedures has the benefit of providing comprehensive results while reducing overall recovery time compared to having the procedures performed separately.

The downtime following blepharoplasty surgery varies but generally ranges from one to two weeks. During this period, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which gradually subside. Most people can return to work and light activities after seven to ten days. More strenuous exercise and activities that may strain the eyes will need to be avoided for a few weeks.

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