About Eyelid Surgery

A person’s eyes are a beautiful feature of the face that deserves to be visible, but sometimes an excess of skin around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering facial appearance. New Orleans, LA, plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses eyelid surgery (known as a blepharoplasty) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the lower or upper eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. So many men and women receive eyelid surgery at Dr. Jules Walters to eliminate saggy eyelids, improving functionality and facial appearance. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more alert appearance and can produce subtle yet noticeable improvements.

Ideal Candidates

Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement performed on both women and men. At your first visit, Dr. Walters will explain your treatment options based on your areas of concern. Generally, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, drooping skin and folds on the top eyelid or excess skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause functional and vision difficulties that get in the way of normal, everyday activities. For a more awake look, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate surgery for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to provide you with a more youthful appearance.

Surgical Technique

Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be provided. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the top eyelid by itself, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both eyelids.


Upper eyelid surgery assists in decreasing the folds of skin that impair vision to produce a more awakened and appealing look. The incision point is often placed along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.


Eyelid correction on the lower lid improves puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is carefully made along the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be incorporated to help with discoloration, while fillers or fat grafting can be used for more smoothness and softening if desired.

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Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Walters performed a transconjunctival blepharoplasty on this patient under local anesthesia to remove the small fat pockets below her eyes and create a more rested appearance.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

This patient was unhappy with her upper eyelid skin and brow as it was impairing her vision. Dr. Walters performed an upper blepharoplasty with an endoscopic browlift which not only alleviated the patient's vision impairment, but also achieved natural, rejuvenated results. Read More

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Walters performed a facelift with upper and lower blepharoplasty, as well as fat grafting to the face to achieve natural results giving her a more youthful appearance.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

This patient underwent a facelift with fat grafting, as well as an endoscopic browlift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. All areas of her face were addressed to give the most natural aesthetic result.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Bilateral Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty with Lateral Browlift and Fat Transfer to Face plus Contour TRL Laser Resurfacing

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What To Expect

Blepharoplasty of the upper or lower eyelid can take up to two hours, considering whether both eyes or one is treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan to recover and rest at home for about a week. A cold compress can assist in reducing discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The outcomes from this surgery may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, aging does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, you can add other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, such as fillers, peels, and lasers can be added to create a youthful-looking appearance.

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Meet Our Surgeon

Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
  • American Medical Association

His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.

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Credentials You Can Trust

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Credentials You Can Trust

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Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.
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Look More Awake

If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup due to folds of skin protruding from the upper lid or are challenged by bulging bags below your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at Dr. Jules Walters may be the answer for you. This enhancement can allow you to look and feel refreshed and youthful. We welcome you to get in touch with our office in New Orleans or Metairie, LA, to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jules Walters.

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If you would like to learn more, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans, LA, plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.

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