An intricate cosmetic surgery procedure such as eyelid lift surgery, or blepharoplasty, should be preceded by an in-depth consultation process for safe and desirable outcomes.
The consultation process will create a roadmap for an effective eyelid lift surgery procedure, and enable the surgeon to develop a customized surgical plan depending on the unique anatomical and aesthetic needs of the patient.
The patient should view the consultation process as a chance to seek clarity on any questions or doubts that they may have. Additionally, this process enables the surgeon and the patient to develop a good relationship with each other.
Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides eyelid lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
The main concern of the surgeon during the consultation will be to explain all aspects of blepharoplasty to the patient and recommend the best available treatment alternatives and techniques.
The surgeon will also explain the risks and benefits of the procedure, the steps involved in the surgery, offer details on the estimated costs, and insurance and financing options to the patient.
During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon would like to assess the patient’s reasons for seeking eyelid lift surgery and incorporate this feedback into the individualized blepharoplasty surgical plan.
The surgeon will try to perform the cosmetic surgery in a less invasive manner with targeted results and the highest levels of patient satisfaction.
The surgeon will evaluate the health records of the patient and assess their general medical condition. They will examine the patient’s eye anatomy, level of skin laxity in the lower and upper eyelids, the extent of dark circles and depressions underneath the eyelids, skin type, and any signs of an untreated infection.
The patient, on their part, should disclose any lifestyle habits (such as smoking) or prescription and non-prescription medicines that they may be presently taking to the surgeon. They should also apprise the surgeon on any eye procedures that they may have received in the past, such as LASIK surgery.
Pre- and Post-Op Care Instructions
During the consultation, the surgeon will offer the patient preparatory and post-surgical recovery care guidelines. If the patient is a smoker, the surgeon will instruct them to discontinue smoking for a specified period before and after the eyelid lift surgery.
In addition, the surgeon may also make changes to some of the current prescription drugs of the patient in discussion with the prescribing doctor.
Images and Testimonials
The surgeon may display eyelid lift before and after images to the patient to ensure that they develop realistic expectations about the blepharoplasty procedure.
In addition, they may also show testimonials of past patients to the new patient. The patient can also request a brief tour of the office to achieve familiarity with the practice.
The patient should unhesitatingly ask questions about the eyelid surgery as well as the surgeon’s background during the consultation process. Additionally, they should also discuss the costs and financing options pertaining to eyelid lift surgery.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for eyelid lift.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.