For instance, people with puffy, wrinkled, and sagging skin around the eyes can easily spend thousands of dollars and hours on products that promise (and fail) to hide or "fix" the issue. Thanks to eyelid surgery, a person who is unsatisfied with their appearance could finally see years of frustration and embarrassment resolved quickly.
If you're concerned about your eyelids and have been thinking about getting eyelid surgery in Charlotte NC, we invite you to contact Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery. Our surgeon proudly serves Pineville, Steele Creek, and surrounding communities.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is done to restore the natural, youthful appearance of the skin around the eyes. When performed by a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon, blepharoplasty can dramatically reduce the signs of aging.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
There are two types of eyelid surgery:
|Upper eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, is used to remove drooping skin and fat deposits along the top of the eye, or to create a more well-defined crease in the eyelid
|Lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and puffiness below the eye that tend to create the illusion that a person is tired
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Modern advances in cosmetic medicine now provide us with simple and safe solutions to counteract sagging skin, wrinkles, and puffiness around the eyes which develop due to age, genetics, and the cumulative effects of stress, smoking, sun damage, alcohol, and even poor nutrition.
We are delighted to provide surgical interventions that can dramatically restore your youthful appearance and even improve your vision in some cases.
Anyone who is frustrated by the aged, tired, and puffy look of their eyes - and are done with wasting money on ineffective creams, serums, and lotions - could benefit from consulting with a surgeon to find out if blepharoplasty is right for them.
Risks and Side Effects of Eyelid Surgery
Any surgical procedure carries some amount of risk. At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, we take every step necessary to minimize your risk of complications or undesirable side effects and ensure you are fully involved in the decision-making process so you can feel confident in your decision to undergo surgery. We are here to serve you and make your experience wonderful - so we welcome and encourage all questions!
Eyelid surgery has possible risks including:
|Altered skin sensation and/or numbness around the eyelids
|Outward rolling or pulling down of the lower lid
|Possible need for revision surgery
What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery
It's normal to be a little nervous before getting surgery, so we make sure our patients are fully informed about what to expect during their eyelid surgery experience. Here's a basic rundown of what you can look forward to:
|We'll provide you with a thorough pre-surgery preparation checklist, which might include getting some lab work done, adjusting your current medication schedule, and ensuring you have a ride to and from our clinic on the day of your procedure.
|We'll administer anesthesia - this is to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure.
|Depending on the type of eyelid surgery we're performing, we'll make small, properly placed incisions that allow us to remove excess skin, tighten muscles, and remove or reposition fatty deposits around your eyes.
|We'll close up your incisions using small sutures and give you thorough instructions on how to monitor and optimize your recovery.
You will walk out of our clinic on the same day and head home to heal!
It's totally normal to experience some temporary swelling, bruising, redness, and or mild pain after eyelid surgery. These symptoms are usually mild and go away within a few days to weeks. You can expect to notice a smoother, more well-defined, and more youthful-looking appearance around your eyes within 4 to 6 weeks.
Cost of Eyelid Surgery
Since eyelid surgery is considered cosmetic, insurance companies usually won't cover the cost - although they might cover it if your drooping eyelids impair your vision.
At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, we offer flexible financial planning options to help make your aesthetic dreams a reality. Contact us today to book a complimentary cosmetic consultation.
Why Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery?
We know you and your loved ones have a lot of options when it comes to your oral and facial surgery needs. That's why we take great pride in offering the best in eyelid surgery Charlotte, NC can offer.
Our trained surgeon, Dr. Marashi, is a leader in the field of facial aesthetics and anti-aging solutions. We use advanced technology and best-practice techniques to deliver high quality results as efficiently as possible.
At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, we also look beyond cosmetic issues and help diagnose and treat the underlying factors that are driving a patient's cosmetic concerns. We seek to understand a patient's lifestyle and day-to-day activities in order to ensure we can provide the best options for their unique needs.
As our patient, you deserve to feel excited about your surgery outcomes and look forward to a face that better reflects the vibrant person you are. And we're excited for you! We consciously create a caring comfortable experience from start to finish and are always available to answer your questions and provide guidance.
To request a consultation and learn more about our services, contact us or make an appointment online today. We look forward to helping you to restore your facial appearance, vision, and confidence!
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
Will insurance pay for eyelid surgery?
Insurance probably won't pay for lower eyelid surgery, but your insurance provider might pay for upper eyelid surgery if an eye doctor determines that the drooping upper eyelid is impairing your vision. Need help paying for your blepharoplasty in Charlotte NC? Talk to your insurance provider and be sure to ask us about our financial planning options.
Can you tighten eyelid skin without surgery?
You might be able to tighten eyelid skin without surgery with things like topical ointments, Botox, or dermal fillers. However, the results of these nonsurgical techniques are temporary and often not as noticeable or natural-looking as people want. Many people find that eyelid surgery is the best option for long-lasting and noticeable correction of drooping, sagging skin around the eyes.
For more information about Botox, read our Botox FAQ.
Is eyelid surgery painful?
Believe it or not, eyelid surgery is one of the least painful cosmetic procedures out there! It's normal to experience some discomfort in the first day or two, but this discomfort is usually minimal and recovery is fast.
How long after blepharoplasty do you see results?
It's normal for there to be some temporary and mild swelling and redness following a blepharoplasty, but most patients are able to see the full results of their eyelid surgery within 4 to 6 weeks or less, while some results will be immediate!
To request a consultation and learn more about our services, please request an appointment now. We look forward to helping you improve your oral health and smile!