(The following is a dramatization.)
Richard had never thought of himself as a customer for an eye lift in Charlotte, or any other form of plastic surgery. He had never been particularly good-looking, or particularly needed to be. And at the age of 58, he didn’t look a whole lot worse than he had at 28.
The problem was with his eyelids. They had aged and sagged to the point where it was hard for him to him to open them wider than a squint. This was interfering with his ability to see, and therefore his ability to work as a delivery driver. After checking him and finding he was otherwise in good health, with no diabetes or thyroid problems, a surgeon recommended upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Since this was a surgical procedure on or very close to his eyes, he looked for the most experienced facial plastic surgeon he could find in the Charlotte NC area.
The first piece of advice Richard was given was to stop smoking three weeks before the surgery. Richard hadn’t smoked since he was a teenager, so this advice was easy to follow. The same was true of certain vitamins and herbal supplements he was warned away from. He did have to stay away from aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.
While he was mercifully unconscious, the surgeon made a cut along the natural fold of the upper eyelid, then removed excess skin, fat and muscle. So while you normally couldn’t pry his hands off the wheel of his car with a crowbar, he had to let his wife drive him home from the hospital.
He had two weeks’ worth of sick time, and he needed them. During the recovery period, he tried to avoid straining his eyes by going outside or watching too much TV. He rested, used cold packs and listened to music a lot. His wife made sure he took his medication. When it was over, he was pleasantly surprised at how much more he could see.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. He’s 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 has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, and can do everything from port wine stain treatment to laser tattoo removal. 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 are interested in an eye lift in Charlotte, make an appointment today, or ask for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.