Have you wondered what to expect during your eyelid surgery consultation? Before any major plastic surgery operation, you’ll likely consult with your doctor multiple times over the details of your scheduled procedure.
This is no different for Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, which has become one of the field’s up-and-coming procedures due to its mild level of invasiveness and effective yet subtle results. It’s one of our featured procedures at McCracken Eye and Face.
What To Expect During Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation
If you are thinking about undergoing a Blepharoplasty, here’s a small primer on the kinds of things you can expect to discuss with your medical professional prior to the operation.
Ensuring Safety for Your Scheduled Visit
In the field of plastic surgery, or really any kind of surgery, the goal for your operation will be to make it as safe and predictable as possible, with as few extraneous complications as one can manage.
By consulting with your physician beforehand, you and your doctor can build a personalized plan based on the unique needs and elements of your physique.
During your consultation, you shouldn’t feel shy about asking as many questions as you feel fit in order to establish a sense of safety and comfort surrounding the procedure.
In addition, you should feel free to share any concerns that you might have about your procedure with your physician, so that the two of you are entering the operating room as informed and secure as possible.
By going through this process, you and your doctor will build intimacy and trust, which can only serve to enhance your overall surgery process.
You’ll Gain Valuable Information Surrounding Your Procedure
By entering into a scheduled consultation with your surgeon, you’ll be given an opportunity to receive some education surrounding some of the details of your upcoming procedure.
This information can serve to help you feel more comfortable about your upcoming procedure, as you’ll know exactly what to expect, and be given a timeline around your operation and recovery time periods.
You’ll also receive valuable information about the costs of your procedure, and possible options that you might have surrounding financing the operation.
Finally, you’ll be informed about the potential risks surrounding Eyelid surgery, should something go awry during the procedure.
Discuss Your Cosmetic Goals
Another thing you can do while attending a consultation is discuss your aesthetic goals with your physician so the two of you are on the same page on what your expectations are surrounding the aesthetic results of your procedure.
By discussing the parts of the eye area that you’re unhappy with, you can give your physician an opportunity to make specific marks in their notes in their surgery plan, to address these places specifically in the surgery.
The more detail that you give in this regard the better, as you’ll increase your chances of being happy with the results of your operation.
Receive a Medical Evaluation
One extremely important thing that you can expect to undergo during your evaluation with your doctor is a medical exam in order to determine whether you are physically fit and sound enough to undergo the stress involved with a surgery.
It should go without saying that if your doctor determines that you are not physically well enough to go through with your operation, then that will prevent them from being able to approve you for whatever work you might wish to have done.
While you undergo this evaluation, you should honestly disclose any information that you think might be relevant to your physician related to these issues. This includes things like:
- Lifestyle behaviors
- Prescription or non-prescription medication you might be taking
- Past operations you have undergone
- Medical history both personal and genealogical
Talk About Your Pre and Post-Operation Plan
Your doctor will outfit you with some instructions regarding some things that you can expect for your recovery period after your operation. This may also include some pre-operation instructions, depending on certain elements of your lifestyle.
Your postoperative period is a very delicate period of time where you’ll want to prepare yourself for an environment of rest and relaxation, away from stressors that may interfere with your healing process.
Pre-operation instructions may include instructions regarding smoking cessation, lifestyle changes, and possibly diet restrictions.
Changing Your Quality of Life With Blepharoplasty
Whether it’s for cosmetic reasons or for your health, a quality Eyelid Surgery can work wonders on your quality of life. Dr. Michael McCraken proudly brings this service and more to Denver and the surrounding area, promising quality care at affordable rates. Schedule a consultation today.