What to Expect During Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Know What to Expect the Day of Your Procedure
The specific details of your procedure may vary depending on recommendations from Dr. Massry. You will be given details of your procedure by Dr. Massry and his office staff during your consultation prior to your surgery or procedure. There are some details most patients can expect on the day of their procedure.
On the day of your surgery or procedure:
You will typically be asked to arrive 1 hour before your surgery start time. Your arrival time will be given to you by Dr. Massry’s office after your consultation and you will receive a call to confirm your surgical appointment the day prior to surgery. When you arrive, you will be greeted by the office staff and given forms to fill out by the surgery center. To minimize day of paperwork prior to your arrival, we provide a phone number for you to call in order to answer any questions and provide the information the surgery center will need.
You will not be permitted to eat or drink anything at least 8 hours before your surgery. This includes water.
After your procedure you will be unable to drive and may feel disoriented. We recommend coordinating with someone to pick you up after your procedure. You will not be allowed to go home by yourself or with a driving service such as Uber or Lyft.
Surgical times may vary depending on your procedure recommended by Dr. Massry. If you are receiving Botox or Fillers ONLY, your appointment time will typically only be 15-20 minutes once your patient chart is established. For all other procedures, you will receive more detailed information on your surgery during a consultation.
COVID-19 Safety Protocol
Due to safety protocols, only patients with scheduled appointments will be allowed in the office and surgical facilities during their appointments/surgery. When you arrive to the office or surgery center, we ask that you please wear a mask. All patients are required to take the PCR COVID Test 72 hours before your surgery and must present negative test results. All out of town visitors must take a COVID Test before traveling and again 72 hours before your surgery.
What To Expect about Revision Eyelid Surgery
After examining a patient in-person, Dr. Massry will be able to give the patient a realistic idea of what sort of results they can expect from revision surgery. In some cases, he will determine that surgery is not the answer. Revisions can have the domino effect – there have been a number of surgeries performed, and the problem really can’t be improved much with surgery. If more surgery is performed in this instance the dominos will fall one on the other without end and things get worse – not better. Once this cascade starts there may be no further solution. Knowing who not to operate on, is as, or more important, than knowing who to operate on. At this point, fillers may be the best option because. Dr. Massry can use fillers to delay or avoid surgery and help things improve. While fillers are temporary they certainly are a better option than a bad outcome to further surgery.
As a wide spectrum of unexpected results can occur from eyelid surgery, Dr. Massry has seen and operated on almost all combinations of eyelid problems. This is a very specific patient population with unique and distinct needs. They are often unhappy, emotionally drained, and at their “wit’s end.” Dr. Massry and his staff know how difficult going through a revision surgery can be and are here to support you every step of the way.