Revision blepharoplasty or revision eyelid lift cosmetic surgery helps correct the results of a previous eyelid surgery that was performed to enhance the eyelids and the area around the eyes.
Patients who have received eyelid surgery in the past and are dissatisfied with their results may consider revision blepharoplasty.
This procedure can address the disfiguration and defects of the lids. The eye area is fragile and dynamic. For this reason, there are various considerations when determining a treatment plan for revision eyelid surgery.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the patient should openly ask questions and gather as much information as they can on the procedure and the surgeon’s background. Ideally, the patient should make a list of questions in advance and take it to the surgeon’s office for the consultation.
Patients who are well-informed will usually be better prepared for revision blepharoplasty and will benefit from the overall results.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides revision eyelid surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities.
Are you a board certified ophthalmologist?
The surgeon performing the revision eyelid surgery should ideally be board certified in Ophthalmology. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in complete eye care. These doctors receive focused training in fields such as eye disease treatment, preventive eye care, injury treatment, and medical and surgical eye procedures.
A certified ophthalmologist receives four years of pre-med training, one year of internship, and a minimum of three years of specialized training in surgical and refractive procedures.
The American Board of Ophthalmology certifies a surgeon only after they clear exams, complete stringent training requirements, and participate in on-going education programs.
Are you a qualified oculoplastic surgeon?
Eyes are the most fragile areas of the face. This makes it vital that the eye area facial contouring must ideally be undertaken by a qualified and highly trained oculoplastic surgeon.
These experts have an in-depth understanding of eye anatomy as well as extensive training to create safe and desirable outcomes in any eye related aesthetic procedure.
How many years of training and experience do you have?
It is important for the patient to have a clear understanding of the surgeon’s medical and surgical training and the type of practical experience that they possess in the area of eyelid surgery. It is vital to select a surgeon with the necessary skill and training, especially for a delicate procedure such as revision blepharoplasty.
Have you previously performed revision blepharoplasty and facial procedures?
While some surgeons may have significant experience and skill in various procedures related to the breast and body, they may not be as adept at facial, or more specifically, eye-related surgical procedures.
Therefore, it is advisable to choose a surgeon with a thorough understanding of the facial and eye anatomy and one who has extensive experience in performing facial and eye rejuvenation procedures.
Which surgical venue would you recommend for revision eyelid surgery?
The revision eyelid surgery will typically be performed at one of the following venues; a hospital, an accredited surgical center, or a private surgical suite.
Each option will have associated costs and benefits. The surgeon will discuss these alternatives with the patient and recommend the most suitable one for the patient’s requirements.
What will be the cost of revision blepharoplasty?
Revision eyelid surgery is typically undertaken for cosmetic reasons. Therefore, the patient will likely not receive insurance coverage for this procedure.
For this reason, it is critical for the patient to attain a clear understanding of the costs during the initial consultation, including pre and post-surgical costs.
What are the potential risks and complications?
The patient should understand the potential risks and complications associated with revision eyelid surgery beforehand to make a salient choice.