The decision to undergo cosmetic procedures is a highly personal one. Before making your decision, there are several questions you must ask to ensure a cosmetic procedure is right for you. Here at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, we believe in complete transparency and open communication and strongly encourage questions. Keep reading to learn what you need to ask before getting eyelid surgery.
Eyelid Surgery: Crucial Questions to Ask
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Everyone’s anatomy is unique and everyone’s reasons for eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, are personal. During your initial consultation, discuss what goals you would like to achieve. After an examination, your doctor will be able to tell you if blepharoplasty is right for you. In general, you should:
- Be motivated to have surgery
- Be in good general health
- Have realistic expectations regarding results
At What Age Can I Consider an Eyelid Rejuvenation Procedure?
This depends heavily on the specific procedure performed. Most cosmetic eyelid procedures are not done before a patient’s mid-30’s. However, some people start Botox and filler treatments in their 20’s because they start to have drooping eyelids. If you think blepharoplasty would benefit you, come in for a consultation. We will help you determine if this procedure is right for you at this time.
Will My Insurance Cover This Procedure?
Most people find eyelid surgery to be a significant financial investment. If your eyelid surgery is for the purpose of correcting severely hooded upper eyelids that impair your vision, your insurance provider will probably cover the procedure. Furthermore, reconstructive lid surgeries are also covered by most insurance providers.
Where Is This Procedure Performed?
With very few exceptions, blepharoplasty is performed in an outpatient surgery center.
Do I Need Cosmetic or Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid procedures are performed for the sole purpose of enhancing the appearance of the eyelids. However, it may also improve vision if sagging eyelids are preventing good vision.
Keep in mind, however, our qualified professionals keep aesthetics in mind when performing reconstructive procedures to restore function so you will also look your best.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Cosmetic surgery enhances your appearance by restoring your youthful countenance. Even reconstructive procedures can enhance your appearance. However, nobody can stop the aging process. Results are intended to be long-lasting.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
We hope that by reading the most important questions to ask before blepharoplasty you have gained a deeper understanding of the procedure. If you have more questions specific to your case, contact the friendly professionals at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Long Beach, CA today to schedule your initial consultation.