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Plastic surgery might be your best option if you are looking for a way to rejuvenate your eyelids. Sometimes people schedule a facelift consultation to combat early signs of aging when eyelid plastic surgery in Charlotte, also known as blepharoplasty, would provide the desired results.
The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of the face. This is why your eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Your eyes are usually the first thing people notice about you. Some find eyelid plastic surgery gives them the renewed confidence to make eye contact and connect with others.
How Aging Affects the Eyelids
The lower lid can begin to show age by appearing droopy, and heavy under-eye bags can give you a run-down appearance. Despite adequate rest and good health, these puffy bags and sagging lids may cause your face to appear haggard or fatigued.
Eyelid plastic surgery can correct drooping or bulging eyelids by removing excess fat, skin, and possibly even muscle to give you a rested and refreshed appearance. By removing areas of excessive bulging and by tightening the skin around the eyes, eyelid plastic surgery can give you a “brighter” appearance without changing the way you look.
Eyelid plastic surgery in Charlotte can improve:
- Loose or sagging skin that hangs on to the upper eyelid
- Sagging upper lid skin that may impair your vision
- Excess fatty areas that appear puffy in the upper eyelids and lower eyelids
- Drooping bags under the eyes that may cause the white below the iris to show
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles around the lower eyelid
Whether you want to simply improve your appearance and appear younger, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your eyes and make you appear more refreshed. Eyelid plastic surgery in Charlotte may also be a great option if you have functional issues with your eyelids that are hindering your quality of life.
Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are relatively healthy people with no serious pre-existing eyelid conditions such as dry eye.
Your First Step to Fresher Looking Eyes
Your first step to younger, fresher-looking eyes may be your consultation for eyelid surgery. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will help you determine which procedure is best for your goals, medical history, and lifestyle.
The team at Charlotte Plastic Surgery has proudly served Charlotte-area residents since 1951. Our longevity and proven track record align with our knowledge of today’s top procedures.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
What Prior Patients Say About Eyelid Surgery
Here is how one former patient describes their experience with eyelid surgery:
“I underwent upper lid blepharoplasty at the age of 52 years old (and 32 at heart). The older I got, the heavier my eyes and lower my brows became, and these aging signs didn’t match up with the rest of me. My doctor saw the eyes that used to be and put them back with such care and precision – no one can tell I had the procedure at all.”
LENGTH: 60-90 minutes.
ANESTHESIA: Local with sedation (awake), or general (asleep).
SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling, bruising, temporary dryness, burning and itching of eyes, excessive tearing and sensitivity to light for first few weeks.
RISKS: With any surgery, risks such as infection and blood clot exist. Our surgeons will always talk with you about potential risks specific to your procedures in your consultation. Other risks may include temporary blurred or double vision, swelling at the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, blindness (extremely rare). Patients must have controlled blood pressure and be off aspirin-containing products for two weeks prior to surgery.
RECOVERY: Reading: Two or three days. Back to work: Seven to ten days. Contact lenses: Two weeks or more. Strenuous activities, alcohol: About three weeks. Bruising and swelling gone: Several weeks.
DURATION OF RESULTS: Five to 10 years.