Questions to Ask Your Surgeon before a BlepharoplastyNovember 14, 2021
Thanks to its ability to transform the appearance of your eyes, blepharoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures offered across the United States. If you are interested in having eyelid surgery, renowned facial surgeon Dr. Ahn suggests that you ask the following questions of your surgeon:
Can You Explain the Difference Between an Upper and a Lower Blepharoplasty?
While “blepharoplasty” is a more generic term used to describe eyelid surgeries, upper and lower blepharoplasty are actually two separate procedures, one dealing with the upper eyelids and the other with the skin and puffiness beneath the eyes. Hearing this information directly from your doctor should help to clear up any confusion so that you know what to expect and can make informed decisions about the type of procedures you would like.
Can You Show Me Pictures of Your Previous Blepharoplasty Surgeries?
Seeing photographs of the surgeon’s previous patients is useful for multiple reasons. First, it demonstrates to you that the surgeon has experience performing eyelid surgeries. Second, it provides you with an opportunity to assess the surgeon’s work. (Ask yourself: are you impressed with the results? Are the changes significant enough to warrant the price?) Finally, it helps you to set reasonable expectations for your own surgery. By seeing what other patients look like before and after the procedure, you should have a better sense of what is feasible.
What Changes Can You Achieve with a Blepharoplasty?
Although you should absolutely communicate to your surgeon the changes you are hoping to achieve through the procedure, it is also useful to hear from your surgeon what he or she says the procedure can accomplish. Not all surgeons utilize the same techniques, so it is important that you listen and pay close attention to the details of the surgeon’s approach and technique, to get a more accurate idea of what an eyelid surgery will do for you. Dr. Ahn’s technique ensures that the result will be aesthetically pleasing and will look completely natural. You will not look “surprised.”
What Kind of Scarring Do You Expect I Will Have?
Dr. Ahn places the incision within the existing eyelid crease. Because of this, there is typically no scarring and the incision is almost impossible to see, once fully healed.
Dr. Ahn Is Prepared to Answer All of Your Questions
Patients seeking a blepharoplasty cannot go wrong when they choose double board-certified facial surgeon Dr. Ahn to perform the surgery. Not only does his expertise on the procedure allow him to knowledgably respond to all of your questions, but his advanced technique ensures outstanding results as well. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahn, please call (508) 366-2020 to speak to the Aesthetic Wellness Center staff.