Get eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC from an expert
There are different kinds of eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC, for both the upper and lower eyelids. The usual upper eyelid lift is performed by making a cut along the natural fold of the upper eyelid, then removing excess skin, fat and muscle. Obviously, this procedure is always performed under general anesthesia. Prospective patients s should be in fairly good health and have no medical conditions such as blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems.
One good procedure for lower eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. This replaces an older procedure in which the surgeon cut under the eyelashes of the lower lid and removed the small deposit of fat called the suborbicularis oculi fat. The problem with this procedure was that it left a hollow look under the eyes, and replacing the fat with a different lump of fat sometimes created more problems than it solved. In the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, the surgeon lifts the SOOF back into place and tightens the fascial layer to hold it there.
Whichever you need, stop smoking before surgery. After surgery, set aside at least two weeks for recovery time. Keep your head elevated when you sleep, don’t wear contacts and use cold packs. If you have to go outside on sunny days, wear sunglasses. Your surgeon will have more advice for your recovery.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman, a facial plastic surgeon who 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 also happens to be the doctor who developed the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. Since 1988 he has done nothing but facial plastic surgery, including eyelid surgeries, and has often taught the SOOF lift to other surgeons. If you are interested in eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC, call his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.