How to Prepare For Your Eyelift

in Avon, Connecticut

The eyes are a tell-all feature of your face. They portray to others whether you are happy, sad, mad, shocked, and much more. However, the eyelids also age, just like any other part of the face. When your eyelids age they tend to lose elasticity, become saggy, and even create wrinkles or puffy eyes. This can lead others to think of you as being tired or sad all the time. Sometimes, the eyelids can droop so much that they start obstructing your vision. If you are dealing with any of these concerns, talk to Dr. Stanislaw about cosmetic eye surgery. He is a highly skilled surgeon with years of experience performing eye surgery on patients.

What Should I Expect During a Consultation for Eyelid Surgery?

To get started on your journey to younger-looking eyes, you will need to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Stanislaw. The consultation is a set time for you to ask any questions about the surgery, pose your concerns, and learn about what results to expect. Dr. Stanislaw will take this time to learn about you and examine your eyelids.

Be prepared to discuss:

  • Your specific areas of concerns
  • Your preferences in regards to surgical or non-surgical options
  • Previous surgical or non-surgical treatments
  • Current and past medications, including vitamins, supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
  • Medical conditions
  • Health history

Dr. Stanislaw will:

  • Examine your areas of concern
  • Discuss your surgical and non-surgical options
  • Discuss the procedures and the associated recovery periods in detail
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of all of the treatment options
  • Answer all of your questions.
  • Allow you time to contemplate your treatment options

What Questions Should I Ask My Plastic Surgeon About Eyelid Surgery?

If you are unsure of what questions to ask during the consultation appointment, we have some examples for you. It is helpful that you come in prepared with questions for the consultation. However, if you forget to ask a question or if you don’t remember something from the consultation, you are always welcome to call and ask questions later.

  • Are you board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?
  • How many years of training and experience do you have?
  • Where and how will you perform my eyelid procedure (surgical or non-surgical)?
  • If surgery is a treatment option, what surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos of previous patients who had this procedure?

These are just some basic questions to ask any surgeon. An experienced, qualified, trust-worthy surgeon will have no problem answering any of these questions for you.

What Are the Risks of Eyelid Surgery?

The decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure is personal and you have to be able to weigh the risks and benefits. There are always risks and potential complications with any surgery. Possible eyelid surgery risks are:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Dry or drier eyes
  • Too much skin removed, preventing eyelid closure
  • Not enough skin removed
  • A sub-optimal esthetic result
  • A temporary or permanent change in vision including blindness
  • Asymmetry
  • Contour irregularities

Dr. Stanislaw will go over all the potential risks of eyelid surgery with you during the consultation appointment. He wants to make sure that you are comfortable and knowledgeable before getting the procedure.

How Should I Prepare for Eyelid Surgery?

Before your surgery, you need to be properly prepared so that it goes as smoothly as possible with a reduced risk of complications. You may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing
  • Adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking and drinking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements.

Schedule a Consultation

Cosmetic eye surgery is a great option if you have tired-looking eyes due to loose skin and excess fat around the eyes. This surgery can help you to look happier, younger, and feel more confident. To get started, contact Dr. Stanislaw today to schedule your consultation appointment.

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