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What questions should you ask your plastic surgeon about eyelid surgery?

shutterstock 111249356 300x300 - What questions should you ask your plastic surgeon about eyelid surgery? | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesEyelid surgery is delicate plastic surgery, despite being a relatively minor procedure.

At the time of the pre-op consultation, the patient should unhesitatingly ask questions and learn as much as they can about the procedure and the surgeon’s background prior to making a final decision.

The patient should ideally prepare a list of questions in advance and carry this list to the surgeon’s office for the consultation. Patients who are well-informed are usually better prepared for eyelid surgery and are more satisfied with the outcomes of the procedure.

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes provides eyelid lift surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, and surrounding locations.


Are you a board certified plastic surgeon?

The surgeon who undertakes an eyelid lift surgery should ideally have board certification in plastic surgery. Board certified plastic surgeons usually invest in top-notch quality standards and best practices, pursue on-going education, adopt cutting-edge surgical techniques, and follow the latest safety protocols.


What number of years of training and experience do you have?

The patient should have clarity on how many years the surgeon has devoted to their medical and surgical training and the kind of practical experience that they have in the area of cosmetic surgery. It is vital to identify a surgeon with the necessary skill and expertise, especially for a complex procedure such as blepharoplasty.


Have you undertaken eyelid surgery or facial procedures previously?

Certain surgeons may have vast experience and skill in various body and breast-related procedures. However, they may not be as adept at procedures related to the face, or more specifically, eye-related surgeries.

It is a good idea to work with a surgeon with an in-depth understanding of the face and eye structure and one who has performed face and eye rejuvenation procedures in the past.


Which surgical facility would you recommend for eyelid lift surgery?

The surgeon will often have an option to undertake the blepharoplasty at a hospital, a private surgical suite, or an accredited surgical center. Each option has associated costs and benefits. The surgeon should explain these options to the patient and recommend the most suitable one to suit the patient’s needs.


Would you use general or local anesthesia?

The surgeon may recommend local anesthesia or general anesthesia with sedation for the eyelid lift surgery. The patient should understand whether the anesthesia would be administered by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist and if they would remain in the operating room throughout the procedure.


What will be the cost of eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is typically undertaken for aesthetic reasons, and the patient will have to bear the cost of the procedure out of pocket. For this reason, they should seek a clear estimate of all costs, including pre and post-op expenses, during the initial consultation.  


What are the potential risks and complications?

The patient should understand the risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery to be able to make a judicious decision.

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, and nearby areas for eyelid lift surgery.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Double Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, please contact us at (800) 859-7509. Offices in Los Angeles and Bakersfield, CA. 

Serving Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Orange County and surrounding areas of California.

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