Brow Lift | Eyelid Surgery

Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA

While aging is inevitable, treatments like a brow lift and eyelid surgery can help restore your youthful appearance for a refreshed, alert look. Together or on their own, these rejuvenation procedures can help dramatically transform your appearance.

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a Baton Rouge eyelid surgery and brow lift surgeon who strives to help you reach your aesthetic goals through unparalleled surgical care.

Revitalization with one of the best brow lift and eyelid surgery providers in Baton Rouge, LA, is within your reach. Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! From our location in Baton Rouge, we are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Louisiana. 

What Is a Brow Lift?

A brow lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess forehead skin and reposition the eyebrows through well-concealed incisions in the hairline or just at the eyebrows to create a younger, smoother look.

Brow lifts place the eyebrows in a more alert, younger-looking position by improving the appearance of: 

  • Eyebrows that have lost their arch
  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows 
  • Horizontal creases on your forehead, bridge of your nose, and between your eyes
  • Drooping or uneven eyebrows
  • Furrows on the bridge of your nose
  • Sagging brows that hood upper eyelids
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What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissues and tighten the muscles of the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty helps restore the eye region for a well-rested, approachable appearance. It can also correct functional issues.

With well-concealed incisions along the natural crease of the upper eyelids or below the eyelashes of the lower lids, eyelid surgery can improve the appearance of:

  • Loose or sagging skin that interrupts natural upper eyelid contour, impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits causing puffy-looking eyelids and bags beneath the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids

What Are the Benefits of a Brow Lift or Eyelid Surgery?

Aging is unforgiving. Wrinkles can appear on your forehead, frown lines make you look angry, and bags beneath the eyes cause a constantly tired look. If these issues bother you, a brow lift or eyelid surgery may help restore your youthful, alert appearance. Often, Dr. Daugherty completes brow lifts and eyelid surgeries simultaneously to rejuvenate the upper facial region.

After your brow lift or eyelid surgery, you’ll notice brighter, more refreshed-looking eyes and:

  • Raised eyebrows 
  • Fewer forehead wrinkles
  • Diminished furrows between your eyebrows
  • Decreased bagginess under your eyes
  • Reduced puffiness around your eyes
  • Smoothed wrinkles around your eye area
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Contact Us Today

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Brow Lift or Blepharoplasty?

Brow lift and blepharoplasty candidates in Louisiana are patients who wish to minimize signs of aging around the forehead and eyes for a long-lasting facial rejuvenation and a more youthful-looking appearance.

Dr. Daugherty recommends candidates for brow lift or eyelid surgery: 

  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before surgery
  • Have no medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have no serious eye conditions
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook 
  • Understand the surgical risks

Choosing Dr. Daugherty as Your Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Provider

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robyn Daugherty felt called to this discipline because it is simultaneously an art and a science. By pairing her extensive medical expertise and her creative touch, Dr. Daugherty improves and enriches her patients’ lives. 

As a busy wife and mother of four boys, including twins, Dr. Daugherty knows how challenging it can be to juggle multiple responsibilities. She pledges to help you restore your confidence with naturally beautiful results, no matter your procedure. We want to enhance your natural assets — not make you look like an entirely different person. 

What Can I Expect During a Brow Lift or Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Dr. Daugherty will create a customized surgical plan to optimize your results. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-In and Anesthesia
Plan on arriving about an hour before your procedure. After our team has greeted you and checked you in, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and make surgical markings. Once you are resting comfortably under sedation, Dr. Daugherty will begin your surgery.
Brow Lift
Dr. Daugherty will create small, well-concealed incisions within the hair-bearing region of your head to remove excess skin and fat and tighten the muscles. Brow lifts typically take two hours.
Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Daugherty will create small, well-concealed incisions within the natural eyelid structure to remove or reposition fat, tighten muscles, and remove extra skin. Most eyelid surgeries take between one and two hours.
Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Aftercare
After your brow lift, bruising and swelling are normal and may spread down around your eyes. These side effects will gradually improve over the next few weeks. Icing the area and elevating your head can help minimize swelling and bruising.
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Schedule Your Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery Consultation in Baton Rouge

Enjoy looking more alert, refreshed, and younger with the long-lasting results you get from Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best eyelid surgery providers in Baton Rouge. Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your brow lift or eyelid surgery consultation today!

FAQ

Baton Rouge, LA, Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery

Brow lift and blepharoplasty costs in Louisiana depend on your unique needs and desired results. After meeting you and learning more about your expectations, Dr. Daugherty will give you a breakdown of the cost of your brow lift or eyelid surgery in Louisiana.

Brow lift patients usually notice an immediate improvement to their appearance; however, swelling and bruising may obscure your results for the first two weeks. Over the next months, your results will continue to improve as the site heals and incisions fade, leaving your forehead looking younger and smoother. 

Dr. Daugherty’s eyelid surgery patients generally experience pain, swelling, and bruising, so you’ll want to plan to rest at home for about two weeks. Gradually, your results will appear as swelling and bruising subside, and eyes will look smoother, more refreshed, and alert. 

Sun protection is essential to avoid squinting. Always wear dark sunglasses when sun exposure is unavoidable. With proper skin care and sun protection, your brow lift and eyelid surgery in Louisiana results will last several years.

Following your brow lift or eyelid surgery, you may not feel like facing the world for about two weeks. After a month, you may still experience residual swelling, but you’ll begin to see improvements. It may take up to 12 months for swelling to fully resolve, but most patients can resume normal activities a month post-procedure.

For two weeks after a brow lift, it is critical to avoid squinting, so wear dark sunglasses when outside.
Following your eyelid surgery, you will need to apply ointment and keep your eyes well-lubricated. For a week to 10 days after surgery, you will experience swelling, bruising, and discoloration. You may feel sensitive to light and experience blurred vision or frequent tearing. These effects usually subside after a month.

Eyelid surgery patients cannot:

  • Shower for 48 hours
    Watch television or read for two to three days
  • Wear contact lenses until their incisions have completely healed
  • Bend at the waist for five days

For four to six weeks following brow lift or eyelid surgery, you should avoid activities that may increase your blood pressure.

However, we encourage you to start gentle walks as soon as possible.

Upper eyelid surgery most often addresses the aging eyelid with excess skin in the “eye shadow” space that can make the lids appear sad or hooded. Lower eyelid surgery addresses a combination of skin and fat that can appear as bags under the eyes and sagging skin. 

The upper eyelid scar is placed in the crease of the eyelid, so it is not visible with the eyes open.  The lower lid scar is either on the inside of the eyelid or right at the lash line – both incisions are hidden or near hidden.

You will be greeted at the clinic. You will be given medication that will make you sleepy and help to take the nerves away. You will be taken to the procedure room where Dr. Daugherty will perform your surgery. Once the procedure is complete, you will be allowed to wake up and then be wheeled to your car. You will need someone to drive you home and then stay with you for the first 24 hours post-operatively.

Bruising and swelling is to be expected for about 7-10 days post-operatively. There is not much pain, however. Most people are up and around over the next few days with big sunglasses to hide the bruising.

You should look like yourself, just rejuvenated and rested.

The changes that are made are permanent. While the aging process continues, with skin continuing to lose elasticity and deeper tissues of the face continuing to lose volume, patients will have a reset of the clock to age more gracefully than their peers.  

An upper blepharoplasty is mostly removal of excess skin to sharpen the upper eyelid crease and give space above the lash line. A droopy eyelid can also be addressed at this time with something called a ptosis repair.

Lower lid bags are improved by removing fat pockets that are showing through a septum that weakens and bulges forward as we age.  If there is excess skin, this can be removed by a thin incision at the lash line. 

Most patients don’t require pain medication after the first few days. 

Surgery takes 1-3 hours depending on whether upper and lower are done together and depending on the severity of the case.

Patients will need a driver on the day of surgery and someone to stay with them for the first 24 hours after surgery.

Bruising and swelling typically take 7-10 days to resolve. There can be mild residual swelling that lasts for weeks to months, but you won’t look bad – it’s just not your final result. Scars also turn pink before they fade, but after 7 days you can cover with makeup.

Blepharoplasty can affect dry eyes by making them worse especially in the immediate post operative period. With the skin removal and swelling, you may not be able to close your eyes completely for the first week or so – this will resolve as swelling improves. However, in patients with pre-existing dry eyes, this can be a problem. If you have chronic dry eyes, you may not be a great candidate for eyelid surgery or will have to check with your eye doctor so we can form a solid plan together prior to surgery.

The purpose of blepharoplasty is to rejuvenate the eyes so that they can appear more youthful.

The success is pretty high – most patients are very pleased with their results after surgery. 

Improvement to brow position and crows feet around the eyes are made with a brow lift more than eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. Brow lift is often performed in combination with eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the whole upper face. Dark circles under the lids caused by shadows can be improved with lower eyelid surgery, volume rejuvenation with fat grafting or filler. If the skin itself is pigmented, then skin care on top of surgery or volume replacement is needed to optimize results. A cream to help with pigmentation is typically added to the regimen post operatively.

Dark circles under the lids caused by shadows can be improved with lower eyelid surgery, or potentially volume rejuvenation with fat grafting or filler. If the skin itself is pigmented, then skin care on top of surgery or volume replacement is needed to optimize results. A cream to help with pigmentation is typically added to the regimen post operatively. An in-person consultation is always best to discuss which modalities will help you to reach your goals. Every patient and every case are a little different.

The position of the brow and its effect on the lateral eyelid skin will help with decision on whether a brow lift is recommended. Often, brow lift is combined with upper blepharoplasty.

The eyelid skin is the thinnest in the body and therefore typically becomes lax or loose earlier than the other parts of the face and body. 

Anyone with excess upper or lower eyelid skin and anyone with lower eyelid bags are great candidates.

Yes –after PRK or LASIK it is recommended to wait 1 year prior to blepharoplasty because these surgeries can cause dry eye that lasts about 6 months to 1 year post PRK or LASIK.

There is no age limit – as long as the patient is otherwise relatively healthy.  Most people are somewhere in the 40s-70s age range.

If the excess skin is blocking peripheral vision or causing a visual field block, then insurance may cover upper eyelid surgery.

With the eyelids open, scars are hidden once healed.

Blepharoplasty is very safe and performed in the office or in an outpatient surgery facility.  

Early on, patients may experience dry eyes or mild blurry vision because of dry eyes after blepharoplasty. This resolves in about 1-2 weeks.

Most people take about 1 week off of work to let the worst of the bruising and swelling resolve before returning to work. You may work from home during that time, because the pain is very manageable and usually only lasts for the few days after surgery.

It is recommended that you take a 2-3 weeks off of intense exercise and sports to allow yourself to fully heal.

Most people return to normal in about a week post operatively.

You may shower on the second day after surgery. You should avoid tub baths or submerging in water of any kind for three weeks post operatively.

You may wear contact lenses after swelling and redness have resolved, and incisions are all healed. This is typically around 1-2 weeks post operatively.

If there is a mild amount of excess skin after the swelling resolves, we can remove this in the office under local anesthesia around the 6-12 month mark post-operatively.

If you are a great candidate at the consultation, we will get dates together that work for you and get you a slot on the surgery schedule.

Alcohol, garlic, and dietary supplements can increase bleeding and bruising. We ask that you avoid these and aspirin, NSAIDS and other blood thinner medications for at least 7 days before surgery.

Alcohol, garlic, and dietary supplements can increase bleeding and bruising. We ask that you avoid these and aspirin, NSAIDS and other blood thinner medications for a few days after surgery.

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