Eye lift surgery
An eye lift surgery patient should be in reasonable health, with no medical conditions such as dry eye, diabetes or thyroid problems. As with any plastic surgery, if you smoke, you should stop. Don’t take any aspirin before the surgery. Tell your surgeon about any other medications you are taking, and follow his or her advice. And not everyone who looks like he or she needs an eye lift does. In some cases, what appears to be a drooping of the upper eyelid may be caused by sagging skin on the brow. A facial plastic surgeon will know if this is the case, and can also do a brow lift to correct the problem.
Speaking of other procedures, sometimes the problem isn’t with the eyelids themselves, but with the skin above them. This skin loses elasticity with age and gradually sags into the space of the upper eyelids. In these cases, instead of eye lift surgery the surgeon performs an endoscopic brow lift. After this, you’ll need pain medication for a few days. Swelling and bruising should be gone in two weeks.
Getting an eye lift in Charlotte
If you think an eye lift is right for you, the first step in the process is to talk with an expert. Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, including procedures on the eyelids. He runs a state-of-the-art facility and has made a YouTube video that explains the procedure and shows several before and after photos of his eye lift patients. If you’re interested in an eye lift, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.