Questions to Ask About Eyelid Surgery

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If you suffer from drooping or sagging eyelids, it might affect the way you feel about yourself. And in severe cases, it can even interfere with your ability to see. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, seeks to correct these kinds of issues by removing excess skin and restoring the eyelids to a tighter, more functionally acceptable state. The decision to undergo eyelid surgery is not one to be taken lightly, but when you know the right questions to ask your doctor, you can rest assured that he or she will recommend the right approach for you. Please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your New York City eyelid surgery consultation.

Before deciding on eyelid surgery, here are a few questions you should ask your cosmetic surgeon:

  • What are your certifications? A good plastic surgeon should have the credentials to put you at ease. Dr. Pakeman is double board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and by Canada’s Royal College of Surgeons. He is also a fellow of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a diplomat of The American Academy of Ophthalmology.
  • What will my procedure be like? Blepharoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all surgery. Every patient and every eyelid is different, and your doctor should be able to tell you why he or she is approaching your case in a specific manner. Incisions, for example, can be made in various ways, depending upon the goals of your surgery. Understanding this ahead of time can help you avoid unnecessary scarring.
  • What can I expect from recovery? Just as all procedures aren’t the same, neither are any two recovery scenarios identical. Based upon your individual anatomy and aesthetic needs, you can expect different requirements for your own recovery protocol. Your doctor should explain these ahead of time so that you can plan and know what to expect.
  • Can you show me before and after photos? A cosmetic surgeon should take pride in the work he or she does and have no hesitation in showing off results. A full before-and-after gallery of blepharoplasty results should be readily available so you can observe the kinds of results your surgeon has achieved in his or her patients.

If you’re tired of living with eyes that make you look sleepy and older than you feel, it may be time to discover what blepharoplasty can do for you. To learn more about blepharoplasty, please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to arrange your eyelid surgery consultation in our Manhattan office.

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