Understanding blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery- when it’s time to get your eyes fixed
How blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery can help you
Whether you suffer from crow’s feet or impaired vision from sagging eyelids, blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery (which are actually the same thing) can help you. There are three possible types of surgery, and you might need any one, two or all of them.
Different surgical procedures are performed on the upper and lower eyelids to reduce wrinkles. One type of procedure performed on the lower eyelid is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, in which the surgeon makes a cut on the inside of the eyelid, returns the suborbicularis oculi fat to its original place and retightens the fascial layer to hold it there. The third type isn’t in the category of blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery. It’s an endoscopic brow lift, which is performed in cases where the skin of your lower forehead is sagging into your eyelids.
Preparing for surgery and recovery
First, your surgeon needs to make sure your eyes are healthy enough. Tell him or her beforehand about any medications you’re taking. If you smoke, stop, and don’t take aspirin or ibuprofen. You can speed the healing process by resting, taking your medication and using cold packs. Don’t use eye makeup or contact, and keep the sun out of your eyes — if you must go outside on sunny days, wear sunglasses. Your surgeon will have more advice. Eye lifts are often performed alongside other procedures such as filler injections, laser skin resurfacing or BOTOX. In this case, you may need more recovery time.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, and can do everything from port wine stain treatment to laser tattoo removal. 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, and he invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you’re interested in blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee