Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic surgery procedures to improve the appearance of the face. One of his specialized procedures is eyelift surgery or blepharoplasty. This facial plastic surgery procedure removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. This procedure is done to both improve the appearance and to improve sight in those who have sagging upper eyelids which are affecting their vision. Eyelift surgery does not eliminate crow’s feet, dark circles under the eyes, or any other type of facial wrinkle. Depending upon the patient’s situation, Dr. Freeman may recommend other facial plastic surgery procedures along with the eyelift.
As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. This lack of elasticity, along with the constant pull of gravity causes excessive skin to collect on the lower and upper eyelids. The excessive skin on the lower eyelids can result in bulges and wrinkles, while on the upper eyelids this excess skin can result in an extra fold which may hang over the eyelashes and interfere with vision. Bulges may also be caused when fat which cushions the eyeball from the skull moves forward onto the eyelids.
According to Dr. Freeman, the best candidates for eyelift surgery are in good health and have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery. Many of Dr. Freeman’s patients are more than 35 years old, although some may have genetic issues which cause droopy or baggy eyelids at a younger age. While eyelift surgery can enhance your appearance and make you appear younger, it is not a cure all, so it is important to discuss your goals from surgery with Dr. Freeman before making a final decision on eyelift surgery. The results from eyelift surgery last from five to seven years, so may need to be repeated depending upon your individual circumstances. Dr. Freeman may recommend a brow lift, along with the eyelift surgery to provide better results.
Dr. Freeman is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is considered to be one of the best in the entire Southeast. He will perform your eyelift surgery in his state-of-the-art operating suite at his clinic in Charlotte NC. You will most likely be under either local anesthetic or light sedation during surgery, although you always have the option of general anesthesia. He will typically begin work on the upper eyelids first, making an incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. He will then remove excess muscle, skin and fat through this incision. Since the incision is within the natural fold of the eyelid, it is easily hidden once hid.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. Call his clinic in Charlotte, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery today to schedule a consultation appointment and determine if eyelift surgery is right for you.