Drooping eyelids and questions
I have drooping eyelids and questions. I can’t see as well as I used to because my eyelids droop so much, and I’m having trouble putting on makeup. Do I need surgery, and if so, what kind?
You may need an eye lift, or upper eyelid blepharoplasty. In this procedure (which is done under general anesthesia) the surgeon makes a cut along the natural fold of the upper eyelid, then removes excess skin, fat and muscle. If you have a medical need for eyelid surgery, there is one silver lining — there’s a chance you can have it paid for by insurance or Medicare, which would not be the case for a purely cosmetic operation.
You said “may.” What else might the problem be besides drooping eyelids and questions?
in some cases, the problem isn’t the eyelids themselves, it’s the skin above them. As you age, the skin on your forehead gradually sags downward and a little to the center, forcing its way into the space of the upper eyelids. In these cases, an endoscopic brow lift will correct the problem, moving the skin and other tissues back into place. After the surgery, you’ll need pain medication for a few days. Swelling and bruising should be gone in roughly two weeks.
Can I have other procedures done in Charlotte NC at the same time as the surgeon fixes my drooping eyelids and questions?
Yes. Upper eyelid surgery is often performed alongside lower lid surgery, a brow lift, filler injections, laser skin resurfacing or BOTOX.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The first step is to find out which procedure you need, and what else should be done. Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC. 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 have drooping eyelids and questions about what procedure you need, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.