About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are a unique feature of the face that deserve to sparkle; however, an abundance of skin or puffiness around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering look. Plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala uses blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelid, or both. This simple surgery can create a younger and awakened facial appearance. Countless men and women receive eyelid surgery at A Woman Plastic Surgeon to eliminate saggy eyelids without looking overdone or surprised. Blepharoplasty, whether lower, upper, or both, can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you want to learn more about rejuvenating your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mizgala at her office in Metairie, LA.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"Very Happy with my New Chin! - I'd been wanting this procedure for awhile. The doctor and staff were lovely and it really didn't hurt. There was some lumpiness I had to adjust to as my body healed, but I wore the compression garment as much as possible and used a lot of arnica for bruising/swelling. I'm very happy with the results and so glad I did it."- J. / RealSelf / Dec 03, 2019
"Dr. Mizgala is Phenomenal! - I recently had a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction procedure done by Dr. Mizgala and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Dr. Mizgala and her staff a great. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions no matter how many I asked and believe me I asked a lot of them. I have never experienced a doctors visit as pleasant and professional as the ones I had with her. She will have my..."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
"Without a doubt the best doctor I’ve ever had. Dr. Mizgala is a magician who made my flabby stomach washboard flat, and made an ugly C-section scar disappear. She is an absolutely brilliant surgeon, and her sincere interest in and concern for her patients was clear throughout my time with her. All my questions and concerns were personally and fully answered in a way I could understand and that put me at ease. I would trust her to do any surgery or procedure without a doubt. There should be a 10 star rating available - she earned it."- J. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"I was interested in CoolSculpting and done some research and I found dr. Cynthia Mizgala i called the office set up an appointment went in for the consultation on a CoolSculpting I was very pleased on the presentation by the nurse for CoolSculpting I apologize for not remembering her name so excited she know who she is once we discuss CoolSculpting I was interested in the liposuction I also spoke with another nurse who had procedure done herself and then I had the pleasure of meeting dr. Cynthia Mizgala who examined me and told me that I would be a perfect candidate for the liposuction I told her I had already been on her page looking at the video she did on liposuction I was impressed with her staff and their knowledge and their background made me feel very comfortable and at ease and after speaking with the staff in the doctor my mind was made up when can we get this done and we scheduled the surgery for November 22nd before the surgery I must have watch every YouTube video on liposuction trust me it's worth it do your research I also like the fact that they have options as a relates to financing for the procedure I believe it's Care Credit but I opted to pay for it myself out of pocket I was so excited that night I could not even sleep went into the room to get dressed for the procedure around 10 that morning the nurse brought me to the room to prep me for the surgery needless to say I was still excited shortly after dr. Cynthia came in and we started the procedure the whole time I was woke Eyes Wide Open everything that she said she would do during the procedure that's exactly what happened we had good conversations during the procedure it was an awesome experience as we got closer to the end of the procedure the doctor ordered me and herself a large smoothie which was very kind of her she showed me the container of fat that was sucked from my midsection I was like wow all that came out of me LMAO once dr. Cynthia finish stitching me up and cleaning up I was ready to go she ordered me an Uber was very nice I was a little tender but once I got in the car and got home I highly recommend drinking a lot of Gatorade trust me you're going to need it follow the doctor's instructions i took 2 pain pills that night I got up I drain the balloons as required and charted everything down on the chart monitor my temperature I took pictures and sent them to the doctor with Note but believe it or not I was never in pain whatsoever I went into the doctor's office Monday to get the drain tubes removed and I go back Wednesday to get the stitches out the rest of the pain pills that I had I flush them down the toilet I never had any type of plastic surgery done before this was my first time and I can tell you dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her staff are the best and it's obviously why they never had any type of infections from the bathroom to the consultation room to the surgical room squeaky clean it's been 5 days since my surgery swelling has gone down tremendously no pain whatsoever and I was wide awake through the whole procedure I had confidence in dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her team from the very beginning I was able to go to the gym today and do an hour on the treadmill that felt good I'm a retired firefighter 30 years in the fire service and I know what it's like to work with a team choose doctor Cynthia Mizgala and her team you can't go wrong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❤💯"- T.C. / Google / Nov 26, 2019
Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is performed on both men and women. At your first visit, treatment alternatives will be explained by Dr. Mizgala based on your areas of concern. Generally, ideal candidates complain of excess, drooping skin and folds that exist on the top eyelids, or puffiness and fine lines on the bottom eyelids. For a rejuvenated yet natural look, eyelid surgery may be the right surgery for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelids or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to give you a more youthful appearance.
Upper and/or lower blepharoplasty are usually performed in an outpatient surgery center under IV sedation. Some patients do prefer general anesthesia. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid(s) alone, on the bottom eyelid(s), or a combination of both eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the folds of skin that droops over the eye to create a more awakened and appealing look. An incision is usually made along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.
Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to reduce puffiness and bulging beneath the lower eyelid and to minimize fine wrinkles. The incision is carefully made along the lash line to allow access to remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be incorporated to assist with discoloration, while fillers can be used for more smoothness and to fill under eye circles if desired.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours, depending on whether one or both eyelids are treated. After this outpatient surgery, there is minimal to no pain, but there may be some bruising for about a week. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from eyelid surgery can last years, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcome, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at A Woman Plastic Surgeon, such as fillers, peels, and lasers, might be recommended over the years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Blepharoplasty costs vary, depending on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. The average price range for blepharoplasty, depending on what is being addressed, is typically about $4,200 – $7,900. To make it easy for you to afford an enhancement, such as an eyelid lift, A Woman Plastic Surgeon accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your field of vision expanding when hanging skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to apply eye makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) may be better corrected with a BOTOX or a brow lift because the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a nonsurgical procedure, such as BOTOX, which greatly minimizes wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a smoother appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will create your personal treatment plan based on your eyelid anatomy.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures and injectable treatments (for example, Restylane, Juvéderm, and BOTOX) can provide some improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. After you have talked to Dr. Mizgala about your concerns and goals for your eyes, she can explain her recommendations for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. She may also suggest both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for best results.
- Average Cost
- $4,200 - $7,900
- Recovery Time
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week, 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup because of folds of skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty or both at A Woman Plastic Surgeon may be right for you. This enhancement can help you look refreshed and youthful without changing the shape of your eyes or looking unnatural. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Metairie, LA to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mizgala.