Drooping eyelids can leave you looking tired
Upper eyelid surgery is used to help Charlotte, NC patients look younger and more alert. People old and young can struggle with drooping upper eyelids caused by excess fat above the eyes. Whether it’s genetic or caused by aging, this issue can leave people looking tired and older than they truly are.

Upper eyelid surgery can help. Discover what to expect from the surgery and recovery below.

Q. How does upper eyelid surgery work?
A. When you have upper eyelid surgery, you’ll first go in for a consultation. Your surgeon will determine if this is the best procedure to help you achieve your goals. They will perform an examination where they will look at your skin’s texture and thickness. Once it’s time for surgery, the surgeon will make an incision along the natural folds of your eyes.  They will remove any excess fat and skin that is causing your upper eyelids to bulge and droop through the incision.

Q. How long will it take to recover?
A. Recovery will, of course, vary slightly for everyone depending on your age, general health, and more. Initially, you’ll experience bruising and swelling as your incision and eyelids heal. This will generally fade within seven to ten days of your upper eyelid surgery. Often, as it fades, people are able to hide some bruising with the use of makeup. After that, you’ll be able to see your results.

Q. How much will my upper eyelid surgery cost?
A. The total cost of your procedure will vary based on your location, physician’s experience, and more. Per the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of upper eyelid surgery in 2017 was $3,026. However, this is just an average and only includes the cost of surgery. Pre and post op appointments, medications, and other costs are not included. If you want to get an idea how much your upper eyelid surgery will cost, make a consultation with your surgery. They’ll be able to give you an estimate as to what you can expect to spend.

Q. Will insurance cover it?
A. Most likely no. The majority of the time, upper eyelid surgery is not a covered surgery. However, if you have the surgery for a medical reason such as to restore your vision, insurance may cover all or part of it. It is a good idea to contact your insurance provider to see what they will or will not cover.

Upper eyelid surgery in Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC residents considering upper eyelid surgery should contact Dr. Sean Freeman of OnlyFaces. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and he is also the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. Contact his office to schedule your consultation and see if an upper eyelid surgery is best for you.