Charlotte residents may have blepharoplasty for many reasons

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, can help Charlotte, NC patients in many ways. Patients who undergo the procedure may do so for a variety of reasons, some cosmetic and some medical.

Eyelid surgery is frequently used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and give patients a more youthful appearance. The goal is to leave the skin looking smooth and young, without leaving patients looking sunken or over-worked on. The upper eyelid and lower eyelids can be operated on to help patients achieve their goals.

Other patients may have blepharoplasty for medical reasons. As people age they may find their upper eyelids start to droop or the bags under their eyes become permanent. Sometimes when the lid begins to droop it can impair a patient’s vision. Plastic surgeons can help correct these issues and improve patients’ quality of life.

Finding the best surgeon is important

Before undergoing plastic surgery of any kind, patients must first find a surgeon. Finding an experienced surgeon is important, so patients get the results they desire the first time. If a patient ends up with undesirable results, they will have added expenses from additional surgeries or other complications.

To find the best surgeon, patients can take multiple steps. Patients should view the before and after photos in the surgeon’s photo gallery online to see if you like the results. Take the time during your initial consultation to interview the provider about their experience and any other questions you have. You should also check to see if you feel comfortable with the doctor and in the office, if not you should keep looking for a surgeon.

Preparing for and recovering from surgery takes planning

Patients will need to follow doctor’s order before and after surgery. Before surgery, patients will need to stop smoking and drinking. They should also avoid taking certain supplements, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Be sure to discuss any medications you are taking with your doctor.

Following surgery patients will need to continue to avoid smoking and taking certain medications. Avoiding sun exposure until the eyes are fully healed is important. If you must venture out into the sun, wear dark sunglasses and keep exposed skin protected with a hat or umbrella.

Charlotte’s most experienced plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte, NC’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. He has focused exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988 and is double board certified. He pioneered a lower lid technique that he teaches to other physicians that gives patients the best results possible. Be sure to contact his office today to set up a consultation.