An eye lift will make you look years younger
An eye lift is a very effective way to make yourself look younger, more attractive and more energetic. The eyes are the part of the face that draws most attention, and most of the expression in the eyes is dictated by the lids and brows. You might also need an eye lift to improve your vision. Heavy eyelids and weakening eyelid muscles may make it hard to open your eyes wide enough to see properly. The good news is that if the surgery is for a medical need, insurance or Medicaid might cover part of the cost.
Speaking of the cost, don’t come in with any expectations about how much this surgery is going to cost. In the Charlotte, NC area, the eyelid surgery cost can range from over $2800 to nearly $8000, according to realself.com. Everything depends on exactly how much surgery is needed, what kind of surgery, and whether the surgeon operates on both sets of eyelids or just the upper eyelids. And if the thought of having delicate surgery right next to your eyeballs performed by the cheapest possible surgeon makes you wince, this is a sign of wisdom. Look for an experienced facial plastic surgeon you can trust. With luck, the eyelid surgery cost will be a once-in-a-lifetime expense.
How to prepare for an eye lift and the recovery
If you smoke, you should stop for two or three weeks before the operation — it interferes with healing. You should also avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory drugs and certain herbal supplements. Tell your surgeon right away about any other medications you take, and follow his or her advice on whether to take them while you recover.
Even in late fall or winter, you should stay inside or wear sunglasses for a week or so after the surgery, to give your eyes a chance to recover. Listen to music or books on tape, just to give yourself something to do that doesn’t involve exercising your eyes too much. There may be some itchiness or dryness. Check your temperature regularly for any sign of infection. The stitches should dissolve or be taken out around five days after the surgery.
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.