Frequently asked questions about eye lid surgery in Charlotte
Here are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about eye lid surgery in Charlotte:
How long will it take for me to recover from eye lid surgery?
It varies from patient to patient, but in most cases, most of the healing is within the first two weeks. If you want to be sure you’re healed by then, keep your head elevated and some ice handy, and get lots of rest.
Are there alternatives to eye lid surgery for sagging eyelids?
In some cases, BOTOX or a filler like Restylane can fix drooping eyelids. In others, surgery is necessary.
My eyes look uneven. Why is that?
A certain amount of asymmetry is normal in the human face. There are a number of conditions that can exacerbate this. Ask your surgeon for a diagnosis.
How much does eye lid surgery cost, and can I get it covered by insurance?
Prices vary considerably according to where you’re having it done, whether you’re having upper lids, lower lids or both worked on, and whether you’re getting local or general anesthesia. You’ll have to ask your surgeon. In general, insurance will cover certain eyelid surgery procedures, but only in case of medical need — not cosmetic surgery.
Does a brow lift work better than eye lid surgery?
In some cases. With age, the skin of the brow sometimes sags into the space of the eyelids. A brow lift can correct this problem. Your facial plastic surgeon will be able to tell you if this is what happened in your case.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
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 would like more answers to frequently asked questions about eye lid surgery in Charlotte, make an appointment or request an online consultation today.