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Baton Rouge Office

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Hammond Office

Weiler Plastic Surgery
42078 Veterans Avenue Suite H
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 902-7770
Monday - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Denham Springs Office

Weiler Plastic Surgery
921 South Range Ave
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (225) 900-7002
Monday - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Weiler performs, blepharoplasty, often called eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, in Baton Rouge and Hammond for women and men who believe they always look tired and older than they feel. Through this procedure, he helps patients look youthful and naturally refreshed, without obvious signs of surgery. In fact, his “scarless” technique for lower eyelid surgery leaves no visible scar. Patients appreciate the subtle yet noticeable facial rejuvenation results Dr. Weiler creates.

Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Weiler has extensive experience performing eyelid surgery for both women and men. Good candidates are healthy and usually over age 30, although the procedure may be right for younger patients who have naturally heavy eyelids or under-eye bags. This procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both sets. Patients commonly choose eyelid surgery to correct one or more of the following concerns:

  • Sagging, wrinkled upper eyelid skin
  • Puffy bags under the eyes
  • Pockets of fat around the eyes
  • Severe “hooding” that can impair vision

When you visit Dr. Weiler for a personal consultation, he will ask you about your concerns and determine if blepharoplasty can produce the improvements you want. His facelift patients often choose to add in eyelid surgery for a more complete facial rejuvenation.

Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift?

Many patients visit Dr. Weiler for eyelid surgery and discover they need a brow lift instead. Others are better served with a combination of the two procedures as is illustrated by the table.

Concern Eyelid Surgery Brow Lift
Upper eyelids fold over the eyelid crease or upper lashes
Hooding skin at the outer corners of the eyes
Eyebrows are horizontal instead of arched (women)
Eyebrows sag onto or hang over the brow bone
Puffy under-eye bags
Peripheral vision impaired

About the Surgery

Dr. Weiler performs eyelid surgery as an outpatient procedure in our on-site Baton Rouge surgery center using local anesthetic with an oral sedative for enhanced safety and to avoid the negative side effects from general anesthesia.

For upper eyelid surgery, he places the incisions within the natural crease, taking special care to remove enough skin to provide the desired results while looking natural. The resulting scars will be concealed in the crease of the upper eyelid.

For lower eyelid surgery, he places the incisions inside the lower eyelids (transconjunctival) to access fat, muscle, and skin. These incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures. This scarless technique leaves no visible scar and usually results in less bruising than the external incision.

Dr. Weiler

Dual Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jonathan Weiler

Extensively trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body, Dr. Weiler takes pride in bringing state-of-the-art techniques to his home state of Louisiana. His genuinely caring personality enables patients to connect and share their concerns with him for truly personalized results.

With a rare combination of exceptional credentials and a down-to-earth, caring personality, Dr. Weiler transforms aesthetic visions into reality. He offers procedures for the face, breasts, and body, including specialized techniques that minimize pain and recovery time.

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Recovery

While experiences vary, most patients recover quickly after eyelid surgery.

Help the Healing Process

To minimize recovery time, we recommend patients take the following precautions for the first 2 to 3 days after surgery:

  • Apply ice packs to the eye area as directed
  • Keep the head elevated at all times
  • Sleep in a recliner or propped up in bed with pillows
  • Postpone activities that may dry out the eyes such as reading, watching TV, using the computer
  • Do not wear contact lenses for 2 to 3 weeks as directed

Unusual Sensations

For many patients, the following sensations are a temporary and normal part of the healing process:

  • Eyelids feel tight
  • Vision is slightly blurry
  • Eyes tire easily

Please contact our office if you have any concerns about unusual sensations after your surgery.

Check in With Dr. Weiler

You will return for your first post-op check a day or two after surgery so we can examine your incisions, answer your questions, address any concerns, and review instructions for recovery.

Sutures are removed from the upper lids 5 to 7 days post-op. Dr. Weiler uses absorbable sutures for lower eyelid surgery, which don’t need to be removed.

Return to Your Routine

Recovery after eyelid surgery varies, but typically patients return to work and normal activities within 3 to 5 days. Eye makeup can be worn after 5 to 10 days. It’s important to refrain from any activities that may elevate the heart rate for the first few weeks following surgery, which include bending over, strenuous exercise, and heavy lifting.

Next Step

Are you ready to find out if eyelid surgery can help you look refreshed and more youthful? Request a consultation at Weiler Plastic Surgery or call (225) 399-0001 for an appointment.