Considering eye surgery
Are you one of the increasing numbers of individuals who are considering to, “Get my eyes fixed by a Charlotte surgeon?” As we age, our eyes make us uncomfortable both emotionally and physically. When they start to sag, they make us look noticeably older, which for many, can be distressing; and physically they may feel very heavy. If you are experiencing droopy lids, consider elective blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.
How our eyes age
By our late 30s or early 40s, the thin skin of our eyelids starts to lose its elasticity and begins to stretch. The obvious result is excess folds of skin that may actually hang down over the edge of the upper eyelids. In a few cases, a forehead lift might be advised to increase peripheral vision. Also part of the aging process, the muscles beneath our skin grows weaker, allowing fat to protrude through and cause bags under the lower eyelids. Wrinkles and creases begin to appear in the delicate skin around the lids, giving the impression of a tired, sleepy, or sad appearance. These changes detract from the natural beauty of the eye area.
These conditions are often treatable through blepharoplasty:
1. Bags under the eyes
2. Puffiness in the upper eyelids
3. Loose or sagging skin that creates folds in the natural contour of the upper eyelid
4. Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
5. Droopiness of the lower eyelids
Choosing a plastic surgeon
The most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte will perform a physical examination to determine what is causing the droopy lid. The most common candidates for the procedure are adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles. They do not smoke, and do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that impacts healing. The best patients have a positive outlook and realistic goals for improvement of the eyelids and surrounding area. Under normal conditions, patients are able to return to daily activities within seven to ten days. After surgery, most people experience swelling, bruising, dry eyes, and discomfort. These post-surgical symptoms can be relieved with medication and cold compresses. To ensure you receive proper care and a positive outcome, select your plastic surgeon carefully. Choose a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and tell the receptionist that you want to, “Get my eyes fixed by Charlotte surgeon.”