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What should you expect during a consultation for eyelid surgery?

shutterstock 97362593 e1555545158554 241x300 - What should you expect during a consultation for eyelid surgery? | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesAn intricate plastic surgery procedure such as eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) should be preceded by a thorough consultation process to ensure safe and desirable results.

The consultation process will develop a roadmap for an effective blepharoplasty procedure, and allow the surgeon to create an individualized surgical plan according to the particular anatomical and cosmetic needs of the patient.

The patient should use the consultation process as an opportunity to seek clarity on any questions or concerns that they may have. This process also allows the surgeon and the patient to develop a good rapport with each other.

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

 

Patient Education

The primary concern of the surgeon at the time of the consultation will be to inform the patient on all facets of blepharoplasty and recommend the best available treatment options and techniques to the patient.

The patient will understand the risks and advantages of the procedure, the steps involved in the surgery, and get details on the estimated costs, insurance, and financing.

 

Goal Setting

At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon would like to understand the patient’s reasons for seeking eyelid surgery.

After understanding the patient’s reasons for seeking blepharoplasty, the surgeon will incorporate these inputs in the customized blepharoplasty surgical plan.

The surgeon will endeavor to undertake a less invasive surgery with precise outcomes and the highest levels of patient satisfaction.

 

Health Evaluation

The surgeon will review the medical records of the patient and evaluate their overall health condition. They will assess the patient’s eye structure, level of skin laxity in the upper and lower lids, the extent of dark circles and depressions beneath the lids, skin type, and any indications of an untreated infection.

On their part, the patient should reveal any lifestyle behaviors (such as smoking) or prescription and non-prescription medications that they may currently be taking. On top of this, they should inform the surgeon if they have undergone an eye procedure in the past, including LASIK surgery.

 

Pre- and Post-Operative Care Guidelines

At the time of the consultation, the surgeon will provide the patient with preparatory and post-operative recovery care instructions. In case the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask them to stop smoking for a specified duration before and after the blepharoplasty.

The surgeon may also make adjustments to some of the current prescription medications of the patient in consultation with the prescribing physician.

 

Images and Testimonials

The surgeon may showcase blepharoplasty before and after pictures to the patient to make sure that they develop reasonable expectations about eyelid surgery. They may also show testimonials of previous patients to the new patient. The patient can also request a brief tour of the office to become more familiar with the practice.

The patient should freely ask questions about the procedure and the surgeon’s background during the consultation process along with discussing the costs and financing aspects related to eyelid surgery.

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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