KeFrequently asked questions about eyelid and eyebrow surgery

Frequently asked questions about eyelid and eyebrow surgery in Charlotte NC
Here are some frequently asked questions about eyelid and eyebrow surgery, along with the answers.

Can eyebrow surgery help with a sagging eyelid problem?
Sometimes it can, yes. If the skin of the eyebrows is sagging, it can intrude into the space of the upper eyelids, forcing them downward and creating an appearance of heavy eyelids. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can look at your eyelids and eyebrows and determine where the problem is, where to operate and how.

Is eyebrow or eyelid surgery covered by insurance or Medicaid?
Only if the surgery is intended to deal with a real medical problem, not just to improve your appearance. If you have trouble seeing out of one or both eyes because the eyelid muscles won’t open all the way, that would be an example.

How are eyelid and eyebrow surgery done?
In different ways. Eyebrow surgery is a kind of brow lift, which is usually done with the aid of an endoscope. The surgeon makes an incision in the brow and looks under the skin to study its attachments and figure out the best way to lift it back into position.

As for eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, there are different procedures for the upper and lower eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is done to make the patient look younger and more awake, while lower lid blepharoplasty is done to remove bags and circles under the eyes.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best person to go to for eyelid and eyebrow surgery 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 the lower eyelid procedure called SOOF lift blepharoplasty. If you live near Charlotte NC and you have frequently asked questions about eyelid and eyebrow surgery, contact his office or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.