Upper eyelid surgery can make quite a difference in your appearance. This surgery does, though, require you to do some preparation. Preparing for upper eyelid surgery begins with a medical evaluation, so that you can be sure you are a suitable patient. There are conditions that would make this form of surgery, such as dry eye, blurry vision, double vision, diabetes and thyroid problems. While you are doing this, make sure you tell your facial plastic surgeon about any medications you might be taking, and follow his or her advice on whether or not to take them before surgery.
If your surgeon prescribes medications, be sure to follow all instructions when taking them. Stop smoking or vaping for at least two weeks before the surgery — nicotine contracts the blood vessels, which slows the healing process. You should also stop drinking.
The most important part, however, is preparing for several days when you will be able to see very little. Shortly before you go into surgery, go through your house and put everything you need on a regular basis within easy reach. Do all your chores. Choose someone to drive you home after the surgery, and if you have children or pets, get someone to look after them for a few days. Buy some frozen meals, or prepare some meals and put them away to heat up later — but also stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. Make sure you will have no need to buy groceries for a few days. Have music or books on tape ready to listen to. Have some dark glasses handy for going outdoors.
You can expect to see some bruising and swelling for a few days after upper eyelid surgery. There may also be some dryness and itchiness, which also goes away after a little while. The stitches in your eyelids should dissolve or be taken out in about five days. Try to avoid reading or watching TV for the first week after surgery, and get a lot of sleep.
The first step in the process of getting an eye lift is to talk with an expert. Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best facial plastic surgeon. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, including procedures on the eyelids. Ha 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. 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 upper eyelid surgery, make an appointment today or request an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.