Youth is the best period of our lives, no wonder it is called the ‘golden times’. Before we know it, the rude reality of aging crashes into us like a bus out of control! Nothing shows age like the fine lines, puffiness and bags around the eyes. There is a deluge of home remedies, over the counter medication, herbal concoctions that promise the reversal of aging. You can’t help but be a cynic and doubt the effectiveness of any of these fixes. If there is a sure-shot solution to ‘vanish’ the signs it has to be cosmetic surgery. Eye lid surgery known as blepharoplasty is gaining popularity over the last few years. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure where the fine lines, puffiness and under eye bags are surgically removed.
The first step towards ‘aging backwards’ starts with a consultation:
It is of utmost importance that the patient is candid with the surgeon to ensure the success and safety of the procedure. Before you seek the touch of the ‘magic wand’ that takes you back to your best, it is imperative that you are clear about your expectation and the realistic outcome of the procedure. There are certain potential risks associated with Blepheroplasty; it is the patient’s choice to decide if these are passable. Be sure to consider all the possible liabilities. The surgeon will discuss the same.
If your intent for the surgery isn’t wavered, prepare yourself to answer a number of questions ranging from ‘why the surgery is required’ to lifestyle habits such as medications and tobacco use. Once you have decided to undergo surgery, the procedure including the type of anesthesia will be discussed to the minute detail. A routine health check-up may be under carried to evaluate any associated health risks. To maintain the medical records the surgeon may also take photographs. Most importantly, the outcome of the eye lid surgery will be deliberated.
Time to lay the ground work
Before the surgery a round of lab tests or medical evaluation may be carried out. A list of precautionary instructions such as avoiding certain anti-inflammatory drugs and a few life style changes ought to be complied. Special instruction explaining the procedure, the do’s and don’ts before the surgery and post-operative care will be given.
Cost of the surgery
The cost varies depending on the type of procedure, the doctor’s experience and the office location. The surgery is priced around $2,818(on an average) exclusive of the anesthesia or other related expenses. The total cost includes surgeon’s fees, medical tests, hospital fees and prescription. In some cases, patient financing plans may be offered by the doctor. Although health insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery, in a few cases of eye lid surgery may be covered by insurance.
Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen, a well known board certified plastic surgeon, has clinics in Middleburg, Chantilly, Prince William, Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun County, Leesburg, Manassas, Arlington and Warrenton. Any of the listed places can be visited for a consultation.
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. https://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/