How to Have Safe and Effective Eyelid Surgery
Choosing to have cosmetic surgery around your eyes is a very important decision. The eyes are “the windows to the soul,” the first place others look when they speak to you, and one of the main areas where we express emotion. Even with minor adjustments, the eyelid lift can completely change the way you look, and it can affect the way you see the world around you. With this in mind, it is important to choose an expert eyelid lift surgeon for your procedure.
Did you know that any person with a medical degree and a state license can legally perform plastic surgery? This is why we hear so many horror stories in the media about botched procedures. Many men and women choose less experienced “surgeons” in hopes of saving money, but they end up paying much more than they bargained for with their botched results.
When choosing a surgeon to perform your eyelid lift, it is important to choose a surgeon that is board certified. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) indicates that a surgeon has broad knowledge of how to perform all cosmetic surgeries. It ensures that the surgeon’s skills have been evaluated and reviewed extensively and that several years of training have been completed. This should be a minimum requirement when considering a surgeon. Dr. Khoury has surpassed this level of training with specialized double board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. These credentials guarantee that Dr. Khoury has focused the majority of his training on surgeries of the face, head, and neck and that he has met all the training and testing requirements set by these prestigious boards.
When it comes to choosing a qualified plastic surgeon, experience is important. You should evaluate the surgeon’s years in practice as well as the number of eyelid lift surgeries he or she has performed. During a consultation, you can ask to see the surgeon’s before and after photos to help validate their experience and skill and to get an idea of the results you can expect. Dr. Khoury has performed thousands of eyelid lift procedures over his many years in practice in Colorado and Dubai. He is dedicated to continued education in the field of facial plastic surgery and remains current with the latest technology and techniques for every procedure he performs.
A good indicator of an expert plastic surgeon is their reputation among their peers and patients. A surgeon who gives frequent lectures to other surgeons, teaches at a university, or is published in peer-reviewed journals is more than likely an expert in his or her field. Dr. Khoury was selected as a surgical trainer for the Lifestyle Lift, a medical group that performs the largest number of facial rejuvenation procedures in the country. Dr. Khoury regularly attends conferences and delivers lectures and training to his peers. He is also highly esteemed by many of his satisfied patients, which is evident on various online reviews like HealthGrades and RateMDs.
Questions to Ask During a Consultation
In summary, here are a few questions you should ask when looking for an expert eyelid lift surgeon:
- Are you board certified by the ABPS?
- Do you specialize in the eyelid lift procedure?
- How many eyelid lift surgeries have you performed?
- Do you have recent before and after photos I can see?
- Do you teach other surgeons or give lectures on certain techniques?
- How do you stay current with the latest technology and techniques?
If you are interested in the eyelid lift procedure in either Colorado or Dubai, please schedule a consultation with expert eyelid surgeon Dr. Edmon P. Khoury. Please call (720) 475-8400 or fill out our online contact form today.