Frequently asked questions about blepharoplaty
How should I prepare for blepharoplasty?
If you want to undergo an eye lift, you should be in good health, with no medical conditions such as dry eye, double vision or diabetes. If you smoke, you should stop before undergoing it, because smoking makes your body heal slower. Don’t take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs before the surgery. Tell your surgeon about any other medications you’re taking.
How do I manage the recovery, and how long will it take?
It depends. Younger patients heal quicker than older patients. Stitches, if used, should be gone before the end of the first week. The bruising can be covered with makeup. An operation where fatty tissue was removed will take longer to heal than one in which only skin was removed.
And some parts of the recovery are under your control. Keeping your head up while resting will help you recover faster. Take any medication your surgeon prescribes to reduce the risk of infection. Keep your eyes out of the sun — if you need to go outside on sunny days, use sunglasses.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced 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 are interested in an eye lift, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.