Millions of people around the world have successful plastic surgery every year and are very satisfied with their results. Nevertheless, there are some cases where the results are not what the patient hoped to achieve. Though we have all heard horror stories of bad plastic surgery in the tabloids and reality TV, the truth is that these cases are often sensationalized. Less than one percent of outpatient surgeries actually end up causing significant complications, according to one study from 2018. With that in mind, one of the most popular procedures in the world at the moment is eyelid surgery. Philadelphia-area patients who are thinking of having this procedure should be aware that there are risks associated with it—as with any other type of surgical procedure—but that there are some important steps to take that can significantly minimize risk and maximize the chances of an uneventful recovery and long-term satisfaction.
If you are unhappy with the look of your eyelids—and especially if you have surgical results you are not entirely happy with, you are encouraged to set up an appointment with the team at the office of Dr. Timothy Greco. As a plastic surgeon focusing strictly on facial plastic surgery, Dr. Greco has considerable experience with providing patients with the look they want for their eyelids and other facial features, such as the nose and jawline.
Drawing on that specialized education and experience, he advises anyone considering plastic surgery to remember two primary things—especially in relation to eyelid surgery, given the sensitive nature of the area and the fact that the eyes are such a prominent feature on the face:
- Patient Education is Vital
Plastic surgery is something to consider carefully as opposed to making a hasty decision. Before having eyelid surgery, make sure that you have a private consultation with your plastic surgeon and ask plenty of questions. You need to get a clear understanding of what the potential results will be like and what to expect during recovery. You also need to get enough information on the surgeon as a person and professional, the facility where the surgery will be performed, and the details of the procedure itself.
- Make Sure Your Surgeon is Qualified
Before committing to anything, find out whether your surgeon is board certified and determine how often they’ve performed eyelid surgery, specifically. The more experience your surgeon has with eyelids, the more likely it is you’re going to love your results!
Reach out to our Dr. Timothy M. Greco for more information on having eyelid surgery in the Philadelphia area. Give us a call at (610) 664-8830, or write us a message to discuss your expectations and find out what the procedure involves.