Cosmetic eyelid surgery Charlotte can lift and smooth the eyelids, making them and you look younger without inhibiting their function. Facial plastic surgeons have entirely different procedures for the upper and lower eyelids.
A surgeon performs an upper eye lift by making an incision along the natural fold of the eyelid. He or she then removes excess skin, fat and muscle. This sometimes comes with laser skin resurfacing, BOTOX or other cosmetic treatment. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be unconscious for the procedure (you probably would not want to be conscious for this) and will need someone to drive you home.
In some cases, what appears to be a drooping of the upper eyelid may be caused by forehead skin sagging into the eyelid. If this is the case, instead of eyelid surgery the surgeon will recommend an endoscopic brow lift.
Surgery on the lower eyelid
The lower eyelid requires entirely different techniques of cosmetic eyelid surgery Charlotte, of which the most effective is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. SOOF stands for suborbicularis oculi fat, which is the tiny deposit of fat under the lower eyelid. This deposit slowly sinks into the upper cheek as you age and the tissue that should hold it in place, called the fascial layer, relaxes. A SOOF lift blepharoplasty reverses this process. First, the surgeon makes the initial incision on the inside of the lid. Then the surgeon lifts the suborbicularis oculi fat back into place and tightens the fascial layer to hold it there.
Charlottes best upper and lower eyelid surgeon
The best eyelid surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has focused his practice entirely on facial plastic surgery. He was one of the first doctors in the United States to perform endoscopic brow lift surgery, and invented the SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you are interested in cosmetic eyelid surgery Charlotte, make an appointment today.