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Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery FAQs
- Where can I learn more about the conditions that oculoplastic surgeons treat, such as droopy eyelids, thyroid eye disease or tearing?
- Why should an oculoplastic surgeon perform my eyelid surgery?
- Does insurance cover eyelid surgery?
- Can I have eyelid surgery to fix both functional and cosmetic problems at the same time? Will my insurance cover all the costs?
- Where are the surgeries performed?
- If I have a chalazion (stye) or an eyelid lesion, will my oculoplastic surgeon be able to fix these problems during my first visit?
- What should I do to prepare for my eyelid surgery?
- What can I do to prepare for my consultation with the oculoplastic surgeon?
- What can I expect after surgery in terms of downtime and recuperation?
- What can I do to minimize any bruising and swelling I might have from surgery and help my wounds heal well?
- Can I finance my aesthetic surgery or procedures?
For additional information about these and other general surgery questions, please visit our For Patients section.
If you are seeing the oculoplastic surgeon for a second opinion or revision surgery, please bring as much information as you can about your condition or previous surgical procedure, such laboratory results, imaging (CT or MRI) results, and any relevant operative reports from other surgeons. If you have had an MRI or CT of the face, brain or orbits, please bring a copy of the scan on a CD-ROM with you to your appointment (most radiology centers will be able to provide this to you).