The first step in the blepharoplasty plastic surgery process will be to have a detailed consultation with the surgeon. The consultation will create the foundation for a successful surgery, and will enable the surgeon to make a customized eyelid surgery plan according to the patient’s unique anatomical and cosmetic goals.
During the consultation, the patient will have the opportunity to learn all about eyelid surgery and make an informed choice.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by perspicacious, fabulous, and board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides eyelid surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other towns and cities in this part of the country.
The surgeon will utilize the consultation process to educate the patient about various aspects of eyelid surgery and discuss the eyelid lift plastic surgery techniques and options available in their case. The patient should feel free to ask questions and clear all their concerns and doubts at this stage.
They should also discuss the costs and whether any insurance and financing options may be possible. Learning about the procedure will improve the patient’s confidence and prepare them better for the surgery.
Surgical Goal Setting
At the outset, the surgeon will try to understand why the patient wants to undergo eyelid surgery, and what about their eyes may be making them unhappy. The surgeon will like to have complete clarity about the patient’s personal aesthetic needs and goals in order to be able to create a customized surgical plan to meet those goals in the most effective way.
Evaluating the Patient’s Health
The surgeon will go through the patient’s medical records to determine their fitness for eyelid surgery. They will examine the patient’s eye anatomy, skin type and degree of laxity in the eyelid area, and look for any untreated eye or skin infection.
The patient should be forthcoming about any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking or drinking, and should inform what prescription or non-prescription medications and health supplements they may be currently using. This is not the time to be closemouthed – both sides need to be transparent here. You can talk to a doctor; they will keep everything you tell them to themselves.
If the patient has undergone an eye procedure in the past, such as LASIK, they should inform the surgeon. In a few cases, the surgeon may order additional diagnostic tests or seek medical clearance from the physician. Profound and salient plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other neighborhoods and towns across the landscape.
To prepare the patient for the surgery as well as post-operative recovery, the surgeon will provide a clear set of care instructions. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to stop the habit for at least a specified time period before and after the eyelid procedure. The surgeon may alter the schedule of some of the current medications for a few days in consultation with the doctor.
During the consultation, the patient may also review eyelid surgery before and after photos, discuss the estimated costs of surgery, and look at some of the testimonials of past patients who have received a procedure at the practice.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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