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Questions to Ask Your Eyelid Plastic Surgeon (Blepharoplasty)

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Questions to Ask Your Eyelid Plastic Surgeon (Blepharoplasty) | BreaDuring the initial consultation for eyelid cosmetic surgery, the patient will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify their concerns about the procedure and the surgeon’s practice. A dedicated surgeon will provide accurate and detailed answers to the questions to help the patient make an educated decision.

The patient should ideally note down the questions in advance and carry the list to the surgeon’s office for the pre-op consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides eyelid surgery to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure, which should ideally be performed by a fully trained and experienced surgeon. Patients should preferably choose a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery. These surgeons would have undergone a minimum of three to five years of medical training, including at least two years exclusively in the field of plastic surgery.


Do you have past experience in performing eyelid surgery or facial procedures?

Sometimes a surgeon may have extensive experience in several procedures of the breast and body, but may not be well-versed with upper face cosmetic surgery procedures such as eyelid lift. The patient should ideally choose a surgeon who has a close understanding of the facial and eye anatomy, and has adequate training and experience in performing surgeries in these areas.

Such a surgeon will be able to introduce customization to make the procedure more targeted and less invasive according the patient’s unique needs.


Where would you perform my eyelid surgery procedure?

Eyelid surgeries are typically performed at hospitals, accredited surgery centers or sometimes at a private surgical suite. Each surgery venue will present its own benefits and limitations as well as have different costs associated with it. The patient should also check whether the surgeon is affiliated to one of the local hospitals so that they can have hospital access in the rare event of an emergency.


Would you use general or local anesthesia?

The surgeon may decide to perform eyelid surgery using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The patient should also know whether anesthesia would be performed by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist, and would they remain present in the surgery room throughout.


What will be the cost of eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is usually performed for cosmetic purposes, and the patient will have to pay out of pocket for it. Therefore, they should clarify the cost aspects at the first appointment, and have a clear estimate of all costs, including pre- and post-operative expenses.


What are the potential risks and complications?

To make an informed choice, the patient should know in advance the typical risks and complications that may be associated with eyelid surgery. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other suburbs and cities in this region of Southern California for eyelid surgery.



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