When looking for the right eyelid surgeon for a cosmetic procedure, there are several considerations you have to make. You want to have peace of mind knowing that you are well taken care of and that the chances of risks are lessened. You also want the recovery process to be a successful one. The eyes are the first thing that people notice. And whether they’re minor adjustments or major ones, they have the ability to change how you look and how you see the world. It’s therefore important to make sure that you choose the best eyelid surgeon for your procedure.
One of the main reasons why there are so many horror stories of cosmetic surgery is because these procedures can be performed by anyone with a medical degree and a state license. In the hope of saving on a few hundred or thousand dollars, patients prefer to go with less experienced surgeons and the results are botched surgeries which turn out to be more expensive.
When looking for an eyelid surgery, it’s important to consider board certification. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a must as it’s proof of a surgeon’s extensive experience performing cosmetic surgeries. Before being certified by ABPS, cosmetic surgeons are vetted and thoroughly reviewed to ensure that several years of training they go through have been put to good use. While this should be the minimum requirement, certifications by the American Board of Otolaryngology or American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are a bonus.
Like every other medical field, experience is very important in eyelid surgery. Don’t just evaluate the number of years the surgeon has been practicing, but the number of surgeries performed as well. Ask for the before and after photographs of previous surgeries during the consultation. This will help you get an idea of what to expect and to validate the surgeon’s experience. Over the years, Dr. Massry has performed hundreds of eyelid surgeries on patients from different parts of the world. The proof of his experience is also evident in the lectures he gives, his published books as well as training offered to aspiring cosmetic surgeons.
The reputation of a surgeon among his peers is a good indicator of their expertise. A surgeon like Dr. Massry who gives lectures, publishes books and journals or trains aspiring surgeons is more than likely an expert in his/her field. More than that, Dr. Massry is highly acclaimed by his patients and you can see some of the reviews on his website.