Questions about drooping eyelids

Questions about drooping eyelids in Charlotte NC

Here are some questions about drooping eyelids that you may have wanted answers to.


Are drooping eyelids a normal part of growing older?

In many cases, yes. That doesn’t mean you have to put up with them, especially if they’re interfering with your lifestyle, such as your ability to put on makeup — or, in extreme cases, interfering with your vision.


Will insurance pay for drooping eyelid surgery?

Insurance or Medicare will sometimes pay for eyelid surgery, but only if it’s necessary to correct a medical problem, such as obstructed vision.


Do my drooping eyelids mean I need an eye lift?

Possibly. Another possibility is that you need a brow lift. In some cases, the eyelids are being obstructed by the skin above them gradually sagging downward and a little to the center, forcing its way into their space. In a situation like this, a brow lift will correct the problem by moving the skin and other tissues back into place.


How are drooping eyelids normally fixed?

The most common procedure is an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, or eye lift. In this operation, the surgeon makes a cut along the natural fold of the eyelid, then removes excess skin, fat and muscle and sutures up the skin. The sutures should be removed in about a week, assuming they aren’t the kind that dissolves naturally.


Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC. 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. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, including port wine stain treatment, laser tattoo removal and 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 have questions about drooping eyelids, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation in order to get the discount on the consultation fee.