Eye lid surgery makes you look younger

The advantage of an eye lift is that it makes a very slight improvement on the part of your face that other people are most likely to focus on. This gets as much benefit as possible from surgery that has a quick recovery time.A survey has shown that people who’ve had eye lid surgery looked more attractive, more energetic, and slightly younger than people who hadn’t.

There are medical reasons why you might need eye lid surgery. Older people sometimes have trouble opening their eyelids all the way, because of excessive sagging.If you need eye lid surgery for medical reasons, you might be able to get it partly paid for through insurance or Medicaid. But most eye lifts are strictly cosmetic.

Medical advice on eye lifts

Find out how your Charlotte, NC surgeon performs eye lid surgery. Some use local anesthesia, while others use general anesthesia, but alluse sutures thinner than eyelashes. Carefully judging how much skin to remove, so that your eyelids look younger but still fully protect your eyes, is an important skill of cosmetic surgeons.

First, make sure an eye lift is right for you medically. Your eyes should be well recessed.If you suffer from blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes, thyroid problems, eye lid surgery isn’t right for you.

What you should do to prepare for an eye lift

As with other forms of cosmetic surgery, if you smoke, you should stop doing it a couple of weeks before the operation.Other things you need to stay away from are alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory drugs and certain herbal supplements — your surgeon can tell you which ones. Be sure to tell him or her as soon as possible on about any other medications you take, and ask if you should keep taking them during the recovery.

You’re going to go through some bruising and swelling for several days after you get an eye lift.You may also go through some itchiness and dryness. Use the radio, music or books on tape to keep yourself entertained and relaxed while resting your eyes. The stitches should dissolve or be taken out roughly five days after the surgery.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. 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’re interested in an eye lift, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.