Eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC
Eyelid surgery can be done for medical reasons, to deal with weakened, sagging or misshapen eyelids that interfere with vision. Or it can be done for cosmetic reasons, to make the patient look younger and more alert and wide awake.
Before undergoing any sort of eyelid surgery, you should have a long discussion with your surgeon about what you hope and expect the surgery to achieve. You should also be prepared to discuss your medical history, including any medical conditions you may have and medications and herbal supplements you take. You will also be undergoing a thorough examination of your eyelids and vision.
Upper eyelid surgery
In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes an incision along the fold of the upper eyelid and removes excess skin, fat and muscle. You’re going to be under general anesthesia for this, and should recover in a couple of weeks.
Lower eyelid surgery
Another form of eyelid surgery that happens to be available in Charlotte NC is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. In this procedure, the surgeon makes a cut inside the lower eyelid. He or she then lifts a small deposit of fat called the suborbicularis oculi fat back into place and tightens the fascial layer in order to hold it in place.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC for eyelid surgery. He’s concentrated entirely on facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures since 1988, including procedures on the eyelids. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 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. He is also the inventor of the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you live in or near Charlotte NC and you’re interested in eyelid surgery, make an appointment with this office today or ask for an online consultation so as to get a discount on the consultation fee.