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Awaken Your Gaze with Lower Blepharoplasty by Dr. Claire Melancon in New Orleans

Bags and dark circles under our eyes can not only contribute to an aged appearance, but they can also make you appear more exhausted or tired than you actually are. Dr. Claire Melancon is a skilled aesthetic facial plastic surgeon based in New Orleans who specializes in performing Blepharoplasty, commonly known as “eyelid lift surgery.”

This transformative procedure is designed to diminish excess tissue and wrinkles around the eyes and remove bags caused by fat around the eye that droops with time, rejuvenating your facial aesthetics for a more youthful look. We would love to assist you in achieving a vibrant and refreshed appearance to your eyes.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery

Experience the artistry of Dr. Claire Melancon and her skilled team at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, your trusted destination for Lower Blepharoplasty in New Orleans. Driven by excellence and personalized care, our boutique practice utilizes state-of-the-art technology to deliver outstanding results.

New Orleans plastic surgeon Dr. Claire Melancon

What is Lower Blepharoplasty?

Lower Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids. This procedure is designed to address various aesthetic concerns, such as under-eye bags, loose skin, deep tear troughs, and fine lines.

Dr. Claire Melancon is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who uses advanced techniques to remove, contour, or reposition excess fat, tissue, and skin, creating a more youthful and revitalized look. During the procedure, Dr. Melancon may also use techniques like fat repositioning or skin resurfacing to accentuate the results. As an artist herself, precision and care are taken with every incision, giving optimal healing and nearly invisible incisions.

Benefits of Lower Blepharoplasty

  • Brighter Appearance: Achieve a rested and more youthful look.
  • Improved Vision: Alleviate sagging eyelids that may obstruct your vision.
  • Confidence Boost: Restore confidence with a refreshed appearance.
  • Tailored Solutions: Customized treatment plans to meet your unique goals.

Am I a candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty?

If you are bothered by sagging or bulging lower eyelids, our New Orleans Lower Blepharoplasty procedure with Dr. Claire Melancon may be a great option. During the consultation, factors like age, health, and specific concerns will be considered. Ideal candidates may include those looking to address:

  • Sagging lower eyelids with bags
  • Bulging or puffiness below the eyes
  • Wrinkles and excess skin
  • Dark circles or deep tear troughs

Consultation and Preparation

During your initial consultation, you can expect a discussion of your aesthetic goals and concerns. Dr. Melancon, an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will advise you as to whether you are an ideal candidate for Lower Blepharoplasty, what the procedure is like itself, and what recovery is like. To prepare for the treatment, patients typically receive detailed guidance, including steps to optimize their health pre-surgery and any necessary adjustments to medications. This collaborative approach ensures that you are well-prepared and confident as you take the first steps toward achieving rejuvenated and youthful lower eyelids.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure

This procedure involves meticulous incisions strategically placed either just below the lash line or through a concealed transconjunctival approach, depending on the patient's needs. Depending on the root of the problem, Dr. Melancon expertly adjusts underlying tissues, removing excess fat, tissue, or skin and potentially repositioning fat for a natural, harmonious look. The duration of the procedure is efficiently managed, typically lasting 1.5-2 hours, reflecting Dr. Melancon's commitment to delivering optimal results without compromise.

Patients can expect some initial swelling and bruising, which gradually resolves over a week or so. Dr. Claire Melancon's dedication to personalized care and advanced techniques ensures that each patient receives the highest standard of treatment, achieving a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance through Lower Blepharoplasty at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery in New Orleans.

New Orleans Upper Blepharoplasty model in sun hat

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

The initial days post-surgery may involve swelling and bruising, and patients are advised to keep their heads elevated for comfort. Icing periodically is also helpful. After receiving Lower Blepharoplasty New Orleans patients with have a recovery time that can vary, but generally, patients can expect a downtime of around one to two weeks. Patients should avoid strenuous activities during the initial recovery period for a month or so, allowing the delicate tissues around the eyes to heal properly.

While discomfort is typically manageable with prescribed pain medications, patients are advised to refrain from rubbing or touching the treated area to avoid any potential complications. The procedure is typically performed at the surgery center, and the recovery period is relatively short, with most patients able to return to their normal activities within a week or two after stitches come out. Sometimes, if just a lower lid skin pinch is required, this can be done under local anesthesia in the office.

Why choose Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery?

Owned by Dr. Claire Melancon, Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA, is the destination for expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Melancon, a fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeon, brings her unique aesthetic eye and precise skills to each case, combining her background in various artistic mediums with a commitment to beauty and natural balance.

With honors and scholarships throughout her academic career, including a prestigious fellowship, Dr. Melancon has established herself as an authority in the field. At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, patients experience expert care and achieve stunning results in a welcoming environment where beauty meets expertise. Schedule a consultation to explore transformative possibilities and breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.

Schedule Your New Orleans Lower Blepharoplasty Consultation at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery Today

Take the first step towards rejuvenating your eyes and achieving a refreshed, youthful appearance with a Lower Blepharoplasty consultation at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Claire Melancon, a highly skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is ready to personalize a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Schedule your consultation today by calling 504-264-7833 or visiting their office at 6001 Magazine St. Ste D, New Orleans, LA 70118. Discover the transformative possibilities and expertise that make Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery a trusted destination for facial rejuvenation.

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Lower Blepharoplasty FAQ

Yes, Lower Blepharoplasty is a frequently performed cosmetic procedure addressing aging-related concerns of the lower eyelids.

All of our pricing, including lower blepharoplasty, is found on our Pricing tab on the website. Click here for more pricing information.

Patients may experience some mild, temporary discomfort, effectively managed with medications during the recovery period.

As with any surgery, there are potential risks with Lower Blepharoplasty, though complications are rare. Dr. Claire Melancon will discuss these during the consultation.

The results are long-lasting, significantly improving the lower eyelids' appearance. However, the natural aging process continues over time.

At Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery, we know one of the most challenging parts of this process is the first step. We are a welcoming, restful place for you to come and learn about all the ways you can live life to the fullest and be the most beautiful you. Call or click to schedule a consultation to learn how you can breathe easy at Audubon Facial Plastic Surgery.

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