Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Before and After Photos
Eyelid surgery, clinically called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the signs of aging around the eyelids and restore a rejuvenated eye appearance. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the procedure to help the patient make an informed choice.
The surgeon may make use of blepharoplasty before and after photographs to let the patient understand the potential effectiveness of the procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides eyelid surgery and other procedures to patients in Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas.
What are Blepharoplasty Before and After Pictures?
Before and after pictures in case of eyelid surgery refer to a set of images pertaining to a previous patient who has received the same procedure with successful results. The set includes images taken before the surgery and after the surgery at a time when the initial swelling and bruising has disappeared and full effects of the cosmetic surgery procedure are visible.
The surgeon will take these photos with the patient’s consent and show them to new patients in a discreet way. The surgeon’s purpose is to use these pictures to educate new patients about various pros and cons of the procedure. The patients will be in a better position to understand what blepharoplasty can or cannot do for them.
When a candidate is considering upper or lower eyelid surgery, they may not necessarily have a clear understanding of how the procedure will meet their personal aesthetic needs and enhance their overall facial appearance. Some patients may need either upper or lower eyelid cosmetic surgery, while others may need a combination of the two.
Patients may also need to understand the difference between a traditional and laser-based eyelid procedure. In some cases, a combination of eyelid surgery and brow lift or another facial procedure may be recommended. In all such situations, the patient is in a better position to make decisions when blepharoplasty before and after photos are accessible to them.
As an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kaufman tries to ensure that the patients have a very clear idea of what to expect and what not to expect from eyelid surgery. He believes that patients with a clear set of aesthetic priorities, positive mindset, and realistic expectations will typically achieve higher levels of satisfaction.
Eyelid surgery ‘before and after’ photos can serve a very useful purpose here. The risk of any misunderstanding or disappointment occurring at a later stage is significantly reduced. Patients can choose the procedure completely of their own volition after viewing the photos and forming realistic expectations about the potential results.
Many plastic surgeons choose to provide before and after photos of blepharoplasty and other procedures on their practice website. The pictures can be uploaded in a separate section called ‘Photo Gallery’ with free accessibility to all. New patients may simply review the photos online in the privacy and comfort of their home or office, and then decide whether to visit the surgeon for a personal consultation.