Eye lift surgery is a popular procedure that helps patients look younger

Eye lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a popular procedure that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, helping patients look younger. Charlotte, NC patients can utilize this procedure to help them feel better about their looks.

Eye lift procedures are popular for a number of different reasons

Eye lifts are popular for many different reasons. One of the biggest reasons, besides people looking younger following surgery, is the fact they are long-lasting. Some cosmetic procedures may require expensive upkeep to maintain their results after surgery. Eye lifts, however, last for years and patients will not need to have multiple procedures to keep the results.

Blepharoplasty also has a relatively short recovery time. Some surgeries require patients to stay home for a month or two to recover or may need months for swelling to go down and the bruising to fade. Most eye lifts take only a week or two to heal. Swelling should last no longer than two weeks, and bruising should disappear quickly after surgery, allowing patients to return to work and activities quickly.

Eye lifts can help both upper eyelids and under the eyes as well

Some people may undergo eye lift surgery on their upper eyelids. As people age the upper eyelids can start to have excess fat and skin, leading to heavy eyelids that can droop down. Droopy eyelids can sometimes impair patient’s vision, reducing their quality of life. Surgeons can correct this by removing the excess fat and skin through an incision made in the folds of the eye.

Bags under the eyes are common when people are tired. However, some patients have chronically puffy under eyes that require surgery to correct. Surgeons can remove the extra fat from the eye to leave skin looking youthful, but not leave the skin under the eyes looking sunken.

The recovery time is fairly quick following eyelid surgery

Following doctor’s orders after surgery is very important and will help ensure the best results possible. Immediately following surgery, patients will experience swelling of the eyes as well as bruising. The swelling and bruising should go down significantly quickly. Most people are able to return to work and activities in a week or two.

Patients will need to be sure to continue to not smoke after surgery until they are completely healed. Aspirin and ibuprofen should also be avoided. Wear dark sunglasses when going out in the sun to protect the eyes as well.

Charlotte’s most experienced plastic surgeon

Charlotte, NC’s most experienced plastic surgeon is Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has focused exclusively on facial aesthetic surgery since 1988 and has even developed a technique for lower lid surgery that he teaches to other physicians. Be sure to contact his office to schedule a consultation or your eye lift surgery.