Deciding if an eye lift is right for you
If you want an eye lift, you should be health, with no medical conditions. Blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems would make an eye lift a bad idea. If you smoke, you should stop before undergoing the surgery, as it makes your body heal slower. Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs just before the surgery. Tell your surgeon beforehand about any other medications you’re taking, and follow his or her advice on taking them before surgery.
On average, most patients are back to normal in two weeks, with only a little bruising. Resting, keeping your head elevated and using cold packs will speed recovery time. Take whatever medication your surgeon prescribes to reduce the risk of infection and speed the healing process. Keep your eyes out of the sun — if you must go outside on sunny days, use dark-tinted sunglasses. Your surgeon will have more advice for you.
When an eye lift is being performed to reduce the effects of aging, it’s usually performed alongside other procedures with similar aims, such as lower lid surgery, a brow lift, filler injections, laser skin resurfacing or BOTOX. This may mean spending a little more time recovering.
Eye lift surgery in Charlotte
Sean Freeman, MD, is Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. He runs a state-of-the-art facility and has made a YouTube video that explains the procedure. If you are interested in an eye lift, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.