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Eyelid Surgery Baton Rouge

Eyelid surgery is also known as Blepharoplasty. Women and men alike undergo Blepharoplasty usually because they feel as though they appear “tired” as a result of their lower eyelids being baggy and/or wrinkled. In the case of upper eyelids, they appear “hooded”. This is natural as we age because the collagen in our skin breaks down which produces sagging, bags, and wrinkles. Often times our bodies produce fat deposits under and above the eyes, and in conjunction with thinning skin, the fat deposits cause the skin sag which can exaggerate undesirable eyelid features. 

Dr. Theunissen specializes in eyelid rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation procedures to help erase these undesirable features for women and men alike. He also performs eyelid rejuvenation and facial rejuvenation procedures in office, so you never have to visit the hospital.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Rejuvenation) with Dr. Theunissen:

  • Look more awake, youthful, and refreshed
  • Correct “baggy” lower eyelids
  • Eliminate “hooded” upper eyelids
  • Rejuvenate “hollow” looking eyes caused by facial tissue deterioration
  • Eliminate excess wrinkled including “crows feet”

Dr. Theunissen’s Surgical Technique

Blepharoplasty can be simply defined as the procedure to surgically repair or reconstruct an eyelid. It can be carried out on either the upper or the lower eyelids, or indeed even both. The nature of the procedure itself differs depending on the decision of the patient to choose whether it would be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower one or both. The incision spots can also differ depending on the structure of the eye or the eyelid. However, despite of these differences, all of the procedures in this category follow a similar approach.

The goal of the procedure is to maintain the natural look for the eye. This can be achieved through removing a certain unwanted amount of loose skin or tissue or by extracting or repositioning the deposits of fat within the eyelids.

The effects of blepharoplasty are usually only limited to the upper and lower eyelids. It is not used to treat other eye-related cosmetic issues like wrinkles, dark circles, or crow’s feet. However, those may be treated in conjunction with blepharoplasty. This is why the term eyelid rejuvenation is often used, because patients may need more than just blepharoplasty to achieve their desired appearance around the eyes. Based on the discretions and desires of the patients, Dr. Theunissen can also choose to utilize other techniques such as fat grafting or transfer or Botox treatment to create a more natural and rejuvenated look.

Different Types of Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

One of the common troubles most of our patients with upper eyelid issues encounter is the excess amount of skin that droops or hangs over the eyes. It’s effects are not limited to the appearance alone. It can also obstruct the patient’s vision.

To treat this problem, the doctor creates an incision along the eyelid’s natural fold to extract excess fat and tissue and eliminate any bulges. In some cases, instead of removing the fat, the fat tissues are repositioned. Additionally, he will also trim away any extra amount of skin and close the cut with fine sutures.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

You can opt for the lower eyelid surgery if you want to eliminate the appearance of bulging and sagging underneath the eye. In the case of the lower eyelid surgery, you have two available options. The first option is to make an incision slightly below the line of the lower eyelash to remove any excess amount of fat, skin, or tissue. Another option for the patients with good skin elasticity is to go for a transconjunctival incision. This procedure involves a cut inside the lower eyelid and is an effective method to hide any resulting scar.

The lower eyelid lift, alone, cannot entirely eliminate any dark circles around the eyes. For that, the eyelid surgeon can recommend using a combination of lower eyelid blepharoplasty and some other procedures such as the injectable fillers or chemical peels.

Crows Feet, Wrinkles, Dark Circle & “Hollow Eyes/Face”

When it comes to blepharoplasty, a vast majority of Dr. Theunissen’s patients opt for a combination of eyelid surgery and a variety of other non-invasive procedures usually performed one after the other or at the same time. This is an effective way to treat a wide range of problems ranging from crow’s feet to dark circles. It is also effective to treat wrinkles, hollowed eyes, or sunken eye appearances. To ensure maximum satisfaction with the results of the procedure, Dr. Theunissen offers a variety of non-invasive options and Fat Grafting procedures in conjunction with blepharoplasty.

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