Getting an upper eyelid lift Charlotte NC
An upper eyelid lift Charlotte NC can make you look not only younger, but more energetic, alert and generally attractive. The first step in getting an upper eyelid lift is making sure you’re medically suited for one. You should be in fairly good health, with no medical conditions such as blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems, and it helps if you have well-recessed eyes. If you’re getting an upper eyelid lift Charlotte NC for medical reasons, such as to correct obstructued eyesight, there is some good news — insurance should cover at least some of the costs.
As with most facial plastic surgery, you should stop smoking (if you smoke at all) at least a couple of weeks before getting an upper eyelid lift Charlotte NC. There are some drugs you should stay away from before the surgery — aspirin, ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory drugs. Tell your surgeon beforehand about any other medications you might be taking. Have some music and books on tape ready for you when you get home — you’ll want to be able to rest your eyes while you relax.
How upper eyelid surgery is done
Some surgeons prefer to perform upper eyelid surgery under local anesthesia. The surgeon uses sutures thinner than eyelashes, and must choose very carefully how much skin and muscle to remove so as not to keep the eyelid from protecting the eye. There will be some bruising and swelling for several days afterward, along with possible itchiness and dryness. The stitches will dissolve or be taken out in about five days.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for upper eyelid lift Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. 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. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including everything from port wine stain treatments to laser tattoo removal, and has often taught other surgeons. If you want an upper eyelid lift Charlotte NC, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation in order to get a discount on the consultation fee.