Eye lift surgery in Charlotte NC can really make a difference in your look. If your eyelids appear heavy and you are planning to get an eye lift in order to look younger, plan ahead. Discuss the procedure with your surgeon beforehand, being sure to tell him or her about any medications you are taking. Your surgeon will let you know if you should continue taking them while preparing for surgery and recovering from it. Some drugs you should certainly stop taking are ibuprofen, aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, along with some herbal supplements. And as with any plastic surgery, if you smoke or drink, you should stop for a couple of weeks before undergoing it. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and thereby slows the healing process, and alcohol encourages bleeding.
The most common upper eyelid surgery procedure is an eye lift, in which the surgeon makes a cut along the natural fold of the upper eyelid and removes excess skin, fat and muscle under general anesthesia. The recovery period is about two weeks. Resting, keeping your head elevated and using cold packs will minimize the swelling and hurry the recovery process. Be sure to take whatever medication your surgeon prescribes in order to reduce the risk of infection, and keep your eyes out of the sun until you are fully healed, especially if trying to get a look at the eclipse.
Only an experienced facial plastic surgeon can tell you if you need an eye lift or not. In some cases, the problem is not the eyelids themselves, but the skin of the forehead. If this skin sags enough, it can force its way into the space of the upper eyelids. If this is the case, the surgeon will perform an endoscopic brow lift in order to move the skin back to where it ought to be.
There are also certain health qualifications involved in getting an eye lift. In order to get one, you need to be in fairly good health, with no medical conditions that might disqualify you. If you have such medical problems such as blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems, you should not get an eye lift.
The first step is to find out which procedure you need, and what else should be done. Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlottes 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 surgery in Charlotte NC , make an appointment or request an online consultation today.