Surgery in the peri orbital area is possible in several specialties (ENT, plastic, maxillofacial, ophtalmology etc.)
In each of these specialties, training can be acquired but it is not automatic; it is therefore important to verify that the practitioner is active in this surgery (scientific lectures and publications, opinions of colleagues, presentations of clinical cases, membership in an oculoplastric society).
Your surgeon should be able to show you a large number of examples of the most common procedures. For rare and atypical situations, do not hesitate to take a second opinion.
I have been doing this surgery for 30 years and have operated on over 20,000 patients; I will only consider surgery if it can meet your ecpectation. If, in a complex situation, we cannot be certain of the outcome, I will clearly inform you.
To perform an cosmetic procedure, it is essential to be familiar with reconstructive techniques as well.
My activity was mainly reconstructive (tumors, ptosis, thyroid eye desease treatment etc.); for more information you can visit www.oculoplasticacademy.com .
Over the last ten years, it has been increasingly focused on cosmetic surgery around the eye (ptosis, blepharoplasty) as well as on the development of lipostructure (micro and nano fat grafting techniques).
Of course, all surgeries sometimes have complications and surgeons must be able to deal with them; more than the complications themselves, it is the ability to manage them well that is essential.
Moreover, the complication rate is considerably reduced if, with experience, the potential problems can be anticipated.
Your surgeon should offer you to re-operate for a reasonable cost if there is a real problem.
I offer this for all my patients, there is no additionnal surgical charge and the hospital fees are reduced (around 200 €)
Some practitioners systematically add the cost of the consultation to the treatment, which makes it more expensive.
I only ask for a fee for the first consultation, which is long and takes place on a different day from the act, for the renewal of injections, the consultation is included in the price of the act.
It is preferable to check the appearance of the eyelids before you leave the clinic, especially if you are going away, however in some cases it is possible to make an exception. The sutures can be removed in consultation on the 8th day but it is also possible to have them removed by a nurse closer to your home. A follow-up consultation at 2 months is essential to evaluate the result and the healing process. If the evolution seems abnormal, you can send a photo taken with your smartphone that my secretary will send me.
Do not leave ambiguities in the shade, this site serves to allow you to find the answers that would not have been given in consultation.
Very important, the insurance policy number must be noted on the quotation.