A younger look with drooping eyelid surgery

Drooping eyelid surgery can help you look younger, can help you look more energetic, can help you look more attractive… and most of all, it can help you look, period. If you can’t open your eyelids all the way, that interferes with your vision as much as a problem with the eyeballs themselves. The good news is that in a case where you have a medical need for drooping eyelid surgery, you might be able to have it paid for by insurance or Medicare, which you wouldn’t get for a purely cosmetic operation.


In some cases, drooping eyelids are caused by the skin of the forehead and eyebrows sagging into the space of the eyelids. If this is the case, a facial plastic surgeon can move the skin back where it belongs, correcting the problem. After the surgery, you’ll need pain medication for a few days, and the swelling and bruising should be gone in about two weeks.


Surgery on the eyelids

But in other cases, drooping eyelid surgery will mean an operation on the eyelids themselves, in which the surgeon makes a cut along the natural fold of the upper eyelid, then removes excess skin, fat and muscle. Again, you should recover from this fully in about two weeks, and be able to go back to work sooner than that. A little light exercise will actually speed the healing process. Be sure to listen to your surgeon’s advice on how to prepare for the drooping eyelid surgery and manage the recovery.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best person to go to in Charlotte NC for drooping eyelid surgery is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, including procedures on the eyelids. 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 need drooping eyelid surgery, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation in order to get a discount on the consultation fee.