Baton Rouge

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.


Baton Rouge - Downtown

Weiler Plastic Surgery
240 Laurel Street Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 399-0011
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m.–3p.m



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


Denham Springs

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

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Weiler and Dr. Robyn Daugherty perform blepharoplasty, often called 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, they help patients look youthful and naturally refreshed, without obvious signs of surgery. In fact, their “scarless” technique for lower eyelid surgery leaves no visible scar. Patients appreciate the subtle yet noticeable facial rejuvenation results that our surgeons create.

Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Weiler and Dr. Daugherty, both board-certified plastic surgeons, have 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 or Dr. Daugherty for a personal consultation, he or she will ask you about your concerns and determine if blepharoplasty can produce the improvements you want. Our facelift patients often choose to add in eyelid surgery for a more complete facial rejuvenation.

Eyelid Lift or Brow Lift?

Many patients visit us 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

How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at our on-site Baton Rouge surgery center using a local anesthetic with an oral sedative for enhanced safety and to avoid the negative side effects from general anesthesia.

For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are placed 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, incisions are placed 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.


Dual Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Robyn Daugherty

A fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Daugherty brings exceptional surgical abilities and a woman's touch to Weiler Plastic Surgery. As the mother of 3 young sons, including twins, she understands first-hand the effects pregnancy and breastfeeding can have on a woman's body and self-image. Dr. Daugherty is excited to help her patients–both women and men–feel more attractive and confident.

Meet Dr. Daugherty


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 Your Doctor

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. Our surgeons use 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery varies depending on several factors, including whether the procedure involves the upper or lower eyelids (or both), the plastic surgeon’s experience and training, the type of anesthetic used, and the location of the plastic surgery practice. At Weiler Plastic Surgery, we offer financing options to help make cosmetic surgery more accessible for patients who qualify.

Is eyelid surgery recovery painful?

The discomfort experienced following eyelid surgery is typically managed quite well with either over-the-counter or prescription pain relief medication. Most patients experience some tightness and their eyes may tire more easily, but patients say the pain is relatively mild.

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.