Eye lift surgery information for Charlotte, NC patients

Eye lift is a popular procedure that can help improve patient’s appearance

Eye lift is a popular cosmetic surgery that when performed by a qualified eye lift surgeon can help give Charlotte, NC residents a more youthful appearance. Eye lift operations can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes that can age people. Eye lifts are long-lasting which is one reason they are so popular.

Eye lifts can be performed on both the upper eyelid and the lower eyelid

As people age, some patients may start to notice their upper eyelids get heavy and start to droop. As eyelids droop, patients may begin to experience issues with their vision. An eye lift surgeon can remove fat and excess skin from the upper eyelid to improve the look and restore patients vision.

Many people may have bags under their eyes when they are tired or sick. However, some may have naturally puffy skin under their eyes. The Lower SOOF lift is designed to reduce the puffiness under the eyes without leaving patients with a sunken appearance.

Other procedures may be recommended by your doctor to be performed in addition to an eyelid surgery. For example, browlifts are often done in conjunction with upper eyelid procedures to continue to help lift the eyes and give patients a more youthful look.

Insurance will not typically cover eye lift surgery

Most patients will need to pay for their surgery out of pocket. Insurance will sometimes help cover costs if the surgery is necessary for medical reasons, such as impaired vision, but will not help cover the cost for cosmetic reasons. It is a good idea to contact your insurance company before surgery.

Patients will need to follow doctor’s order closely following surgery

Eye lift surgeries are one of the milder cosmetic procedures with minimal pain associated with them. Many patients feel confident enough to return to work and activities within a week or two, compared to some plastic surgeries requiring over a month to heal.

Following surgery patients should have someone to stay with them for a day or two in case any issues arise. Patients will also need to be sure to take any medication the doctor has prescribed but must avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen. Mild swelling and bruising are expected after surgery but should fade within a week or two.

It is imperative that patients protect their eyes from sun exposure after surgery. Wear a hat or use an umbrella to avoid exposing the skin to the sun. Dark sunglasses are also a good idea to wear until fully healed.

Charlotte’s most experienced plastic surgeon

Charlotte, NC residents who are considering having an eye lift procedure should contact Dr. Sean Freeman, the best eye lift surgeon in the area. Dr. Freeman has pioneered the Lower SOOF life and has taught the technique to other physicians. Contact his office today to see what he can do to help you look your best.

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Meet Dr. Sean Freeman

Dr. Freeman is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has specialized in aesthetic facial surgery since 1988. As a leader in his field who has invented advanced surgical techniques, he is frequently called upon to teach and represent his peers. Learn more about his vast experience and qualifications.

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