Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Charlotte, NC
Blepharoplasty is recommended for drooping eyelids. Plastic surgeon Dr. Broc Pratt offers upper and lower eyelid surgery for men and women in Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas in North Carolina.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that addresses drooping, puffiness and sagging of the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is most often recommended for older men and women who want to give their eyes a more open and alert appearance.
What is Upper Blepharoplasty?
Upper blepharoplasty addresses the upper eyelids where fat and loose skin cause the lids to sag over the over the eyes. After the surgery, patients may look more rested and find that they experience eye fatigue less often.
What is Lower Blepharoplasty?
Surgery on the lower eyelids may reduce undereye bags and puffiness as well as lift the lower eyelids to hide the soft pink tissue below the eyeball.
What is a Minimally Invasive Eyelid Lift?
Our minimally invasive eyelid lift may be appropriate for some patients. By filling in wrinkles and depressions around the eyes, Dr. Pratt achieves results that were once only possible with surgery. Patients experience less downtime and shorter recovery periods.
What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
- Relatively simple procedure
- May alleviate eye fatigue caused by the weight of the eyelids
- Some patients experience fewer infections in the lower portion of the eye
- Gives the eyes a rested appearance
- Produces dramatic results
How is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Surgical eyelid lifts are performed by making incisions in the natural crease above the eyeball or along the lower eyelash line. Dr. Pratt removes any excess fat and skin and then closes the incisions.
How Do I Prepare for Eyelid Surgery?
Your eyes are covered by a bandage after the surgery, so you will need to make arrangements for someone to stay with you for at least one week. We also require that someone be available to drive you home after the procedure.
What is Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?
Recovery from blepharoplasty can take some time. Your eyes may be bruised and swollen. The eyelids may feel tight. Any discomfort can be alleviated with non-prescription pain medications.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Charlotte, NC?
Eyelid surgery is elective, so it is not covered by insurance. Pricing and other details, such as financing through CareCredit®, are discussed at the time of your consultation.
Is Blepharoplasty Right for Me?
Knowing if blepharoplasty is your best option is difficult without discussing your concerns with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. After evaluating your eyelids and the effects of aging, Dr. Pratt will explain why the surgery may or may not be right for you.
Do I Need an Eyelid Surgery Consultation?
Even though blepharoplasty is a relatively simple procedure, it does involve the eye area that has delicate muscles, nerves and veins. A consultation with Dr. Pratt is the best way to decide if eyelid surgery is right for you and learn why he is specially qualified to perform the procedure.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Broc Pratt, MD, offers blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, for men and women in Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.