The basics of eye lift surgery
Facial plastic surgeons perform eye lift surgery or blepharoplasty to improve the eyelids’ appearance. Eye lift surgery can be performed on either of the upper or lower lids or on both. Patients who opt for eye lift surgery often want to fix drooping or sagging eyelids or other problems such as an eyelid which is obstructing vision or other functional issues.

No matter what the purpose of the eye lift surgery, the procedure can help rejuvenate the area around the eyes. Eye lift surgery can be used to treat sagging or loose skin which disturbs the natural shape of the natural contour or creates folds, either of which may impair the vision. The procedure also treats bags under the eye, fine wrinkles or excess skin on the lower eyelid, or excess deposits of fat which can make the eyelids appear puffy.

Candidates for eye lift surgery

Eye lift surgery may be performed on almost any individual who is healthy, however some characteristics make an individual a better candidate that others. Candidates for eye lift surgery should be healthy with no medical conditions which might impair healing. They should also have no life-threatening illnesses and be a non-smoker. It also helps if the individual has specific goals for their surgery and a positive outlook about the procedure.

Eye lift surgery consultation

When you are considering eye lift surgery in Charlotte NC, schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Freeman is known for his SOOF lift blepharoplasty, a procedure he developed and perfected. Dr. Freeman’s procedure successfully restores your youthful appearance around the eyes without making the area appear hollow or sunken. During the consultation for eye lift surgery, Dr. Freeman will discuss your goals for the procedure and evaluate the thickness and elasticity of your skin. He will also determine if you have any medical conditions, such as double vision, dry eye, and diabetes or thyroid problems.

Following eye lift surgery

When you have eye lift surgery, you can expect long-lasting results. While this surgery does not halt the aging process, it will slow it down significantly. The surgery permanently corrects certain conditions and it is recommended that you use sun protection for the rest of your life. As you recover and swelling and bruising disappear, the results of your eye lift surgery will become more apparent. You will have a better-defined and smoother eyelid and area surrounding the eye. You will also seem rejuvenated and alert. It is imperative that you follow your surgeon’s directions, both before and after surgery. This helps you achieve optimal results from your eye lift surgery.

If you are considering eye lift surgery, call Charlotte’s top facial plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman at his clinic, The Center for Facial and Plastic Laser Surgery. They will set up a consultation for you to discuss your eye lift procedure with Dr. Freeman.