Get an upper eyelid lift for medical or cosmetic reasons
There’s more than one reason you might need to get an upper eyelid lift. You might just want to look a little younger and more wide-awake, or you might be suffering from obstructed vision if you can’t open your eyes all the way. If you do have a medical need for this procedure, you may be able to get insurance or Medicare to cover at least some of the cost.
When you get an upper eyelid lift, the surgeon makes a cut along the natural fold of the upper eyelid and removes excess skin, fat and muscle. You don’t experience any of this, because you’re under general anesthesia. Weeks before the procedure, you should stop smoking, because smoking slows the healing process. Don’t take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs before the surgery. Tell your surgeon about any other medications you take.
If you want an eye lift, you should be in fairly good health and have no medical conditions such as blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems. Before you get an upper eyelid lift, you should know the potential risks. These include an asymmetrical appearance, scarring, hematoma, double vision, eye irritation and, in extreme cases, damage to the eyes themselves. To minimize the risks, look for the most experienced surgeon you can find in your area.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon to go to to get an upper eyelid lift in Charlotte NC. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 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. If you want to get an upper eyelid lift, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.