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Questions to Ask Your Eyelid Plastic Surgeon | Chantilly | LeesburgEyelid surgery is a sensitive procedure, even though it is relatively minor, because it is involves the eyes. Therefore, the patient should ask questions and learn as much as possible about the eyelid plastic surgeon and the practice before making a final decision. A dedicated surgeon will provide clear and detailed answers to all questions and resolve any concerns and doubts of the patient to their satisfaction.

Well-informed patients will typically be better prepared for the eyelid surgery and will benefit in terms of overall results. Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) provides eyelid surgery to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding locations.

How long have you trained and worked in the field of plastic surgery?

The patient should have an idea about how many years of medical training and experience the surgeon has, and out of that, how many years have been devoted exclusively to plastic surgery training. Surgeons with adequate training and experience will be better equipped to handle any unexpected situations, and will be able to create customized outcomes in a less invasive manner.

Do you have a board certification?

The surgeon should ideally be board certified in plastic surgeon or more specifically in facial plastic surgery. Board certification indicates that a surgeon would invest in high quality standards and best practices, pursue continuing education, adopt advanced surgical techniques, and follow the latest safety protocols. Board certified surgeons would have gone through a certain minimum number of years of training in plastic surgery, and would typically enjoy higher success rates in most procedures.

Where would you perform the eyelid surgery procedure?

Eyelid surgery may be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center, or a private surgical suite. Each option has its own benefits and limitations. If the surgeon has staff privileges at a local hospital, it will ensure that the patient has access to hospitalization in the rare event of an emergency. The patient should also ask whether the eyelid procedure would be performed using general or local anesthesia and sedation.

What would be the estimated cost of the procedure?

Eyelid surgery is usually considered an elective procedure, and the insurance coverage may not be available. Therefore, the patient should frankly inquire about the estimated costs of the surgery, including the pre- and post-operative expenses. The surgeon’s office may also be able to guide or assist the patient about the insurance aspects and financing options.

What are the potential risks and complications?

While eyelid surgery is a safe procedure, it will still involve the typical risks associated with any surgery. Additionally, the upper and lower eyelids are very delicate areas, and side effects may occur in exceptional cases. The patient should be fully aware of the risks in order to make a well-considered choice.

Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery and various other procedures.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

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