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7 Questions to Ask your Surgeon Before an Eyelid Surgery

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As you prepare for eyelid surgery, it’s essential to have a list of questions so that you’ve got all the information needed to make an informed decision has been provided.

Artiste Plastic Surgery created a list of 7 questions you should ask your surgeon during consultation for eyelid surgery.

Questions to ask your surgeon:

What is an eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also called an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can involve removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to create a more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.

How do I know if I need eyelid surgery?

If you have drooping eyelids, you may need eyelid surgery. It can help improve your vision and make you look less tired. However, it is best to get a plastic surgeon’s opinion on the most appropriate approach for the procedure.

What are the risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery?

Like in any surgical procedure, there are risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery. Some possible risks include infection, bleeding, bruising, and swelling. Additionally, there is a risk of damage to the eye itself, which can lead to vision problems.At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras will discuss the procedure’s risks and ways to prevent possible eyelid surgery complications.

How long will the eyelid surgery take, and what is the recovery time?

The eyelid surgery will take about two hours, and the recovery time is usually about two weeks. However, every patient is different, so discussing the surgery and recovery time with your surgeon before scheduling the procedure is essential.

Is there anything I can do to speed up recovery and get the best results?

You can do a few things to speed up your recovery from eyelid surgery and get the best results.

  • First, ensure that you follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions. This includes keeping your head elevated, using ice packs, and taking any prescribed medications.
  • Second, eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water to help your body heal. 
  • Finally, avoid strenuous activity and exposure to sunlight for at least two weeks after surgery. By following these tips, you will help ensure a successful outcome of your surgery.

How many years have you performed eyelid surgery?

It goes without saying that you want to feel safe and ensure that your surgeon is well qualified.

Check your surgeon’s qualifications and ask questions to ensure competence, experience, and safety for the operation. A reputable surgeon will have no problem answering these important questions to provide reassurance.

Can I see examples of your past work? – Before and After Photos

Surgeons should be able to present before and after eyelid surgery examples of their previous patients so you can better understand the potential outcome of the eyelid surgery.

About Dr Jack Zoumaras

Dr Jack Zoumaras is the current NSW Chapter Chairman of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and a peer reviewed Vogue Face Surgeon. He works exclusively in private practice in Sydney and specialises in facelifts, eyelid and rhinoplasty surgery. 

Dr Jack Zoumaras is a world-trained plastic surgeon offering blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Sydney, with a careful eye for detail so that he can remove excess skin and redistribute fat to smooth out wrinkles on the eyelid and cheeks, as well as correct volume atrophy in the patient’s eyes.If you are considering eyelid surgery, Dr Jack Zoumaras can thoroughly explain the procedure in a one-on-one consultation. Request an appointment here.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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