Eyelid lift questions and answers in Charlotte NC

Here are some eyelid lift questions and answers.

What’s the technical term for eyelid surgery?

It’s called blepharoplasty.

I’d like to have eyelid surgery covered by insurance or Medicaid. Is that possible?

Unfortunately, this only works if it’s to deal with a medical problem, such as a sagging eyelid that gets in the way of vision because the muscles can’t open it all the way.

What are the usual procedures for upper eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC?

If the upper eyelids are sagging (assuming the problem is there, not with the brow) the surgeon makes an incision on the upper eyelid, within the natural fold, and then removes excess skin, muscle and fat and stitches the wound closed with ultra-fine thread. There is usually some swelling and bruising around the eyes for a week or so afterward. Crow’s feet are often treated with BOTOX, fillers or laser resurfacing.

Are there any medical conditions that would get in the way of having eyelid surgery?

If you suffer from blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems, eyelid surgery may not be for you.

Is there anything I should know about preparing for the surgery and recovering from it?

If you smoke, you should stop beforehand, and avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements. Tell your surgeon early about any other medications you take. For the recovery, period, have some music or books on tape ready, so you can rest your eyes. The stitches will dissolve or be taken out in about five days.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

The best person to go to for blepharoplasty in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including everything from port wine stain treatments to laser tattoo removal. He is the inventor of SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you live near Charlotte NC and you have eyelid lift questions and need answers, contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.