At the time of pre-operative consultation for eyelid plastic surgery, the patient will have an adequate opportunity to ask questions and clear any doubts or concerns about the procedure as well as the surgeon’s practice. A committed surgeon will provide sincere and comprehensive answers to the questions to help the patient make an informed choice.
The patient should preferably create a list of questions in advance and carry the list to the surgeon’s office for the initial consultation.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by perspicacious, awesome, and board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides bleopharoplasty to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this area of the northeast.
Are you an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
Eyelid surgery is a sensitive procedure, which should be performed only by a fully trained and experienced surgeon. Patients should ideally choose a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery from the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery. These surgeons would have undergone a minimum of three to five years of medical training, including at least two years exclusively in the area of plastic surgery.
Have you previous performed blepharoplasty or other facial surgeries?
Some surgeons may have the necessary experience in procedures related to the body and breast, but may not be equipped to perform an upper face procedure such as eyelid lift surgery. It would be preferable to choose a surgeon who has good understanding of the facial and eye anatomy, and has performed facial and eyelid procedures in the past.
These surgeons will be better placed to handle unexpected situations in the surgery room and produce safe and natural looking results in every case.
Which surgical venue would you recommend for my eyelid surgery procedure?
An eyelid lift surgery may be at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. Each option will have its own advantages and limitations as well as have different costs associated with it. The patient should also ask whether the surgeon is affiliated to one of the local hospitals so that they can have hospital access in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Would you use general or local anesthesia to perform my surgery?
The plastic surgeon may decide to perform eyelid surgery using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The patient should also know whether anesthesia would be performed by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist, and whether they would remain present in the surgery room throughout the procedure to monitor the patient’s response.
How much will the eyelid lift surgery cost me?
Both lower and upper eyelid lift surgery procedures are typically performed for cosmetic reasons, and the patient will have to pay out of pocket for it. But in some cases, if the patient suffers from partial vision obstruction due to drooping upper lids, insurance coverage for the procedure may be possible.
The committed and astute MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other communities and neighborhoods in this region of the country for blepharoplasty.
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