Upper eyelid surgery and why it’s popular

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, upper eyelid surgery is the second most popular form of facial plastic surgery, after rhinoplasty. Surgeons performed 209,571 upper eyelid procedures in the U.S. in 2017. It’s also the most common plastic surgery in South Korea. It’s one of those procedures that can have medical applications as well as cosmetic applications. Long before they were cosmetic surgery, they were once performed to correct eyelids that drooped so far they impeded vision.

There are a number of different procedures for upper eyelid surgery in Charlotte, NC. One way to perform it is to tighten the muscles and fascial layer within the eyelid itself. This makes the eyes look younger without removing skin. In other cases, small amounts of skin and muscle need to be removed. When the surgeon does this, he or she must take great care to make sure that the eye is still able to fully close. Some surgeons perform surgery under local anesthesia,but general anesthesia is more common.

Going through upper eyelid surgery

First, the surgeon needs to make sure upper eyelid surgery is what you need. Sometimes the realproblem is that the skin above the eyelids has sagged into their space, pressing down on them and creating the appearance of heavy eyelids. This is why a good facial plastic surgeon knows how to do different procedures. In this case the surgeon will perform an endoscopic brow lift, smoothing the skin of your forehead and making your eyes look younger and more alert without going anywhere near them.

In order to undergo an eyelift, you need to have well-recessed eyes and no medical conditions such as blurry vision, dry eye, double vision, diabetes or thyroid problems. As with any plastic surgery, if you smoke, you should stop at least two before the operation, and avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, anti-inflammatory drugs or certain herbal supplements. Tell your surgeon early on about any other medications you take. You may need to temporarily stop taking some of them.There’ll be some bruising and swelling for several days after an eyelift, and your eyes may feel itchy and dry. The stitches should dissolve or be taken out around five days after the surgery.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Sean Freemanis Charlotte’s best 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 or request an online consultation today.