The initial consultation with Dr. Lesavoy is very important. Dr. Lesavoy will need your complete medical history, so check your own records ahead of time and be ready to provide this information. Be sure to inform Dr. Lesavoy if you have any allergies; if you’re taking any vitamins, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), or other drugs; and if you smoke.
In this consultation, Dr. Lesavoy or a nurse will test your vision and assess your tear production. You should also provide any relevant information from your ophthalmologist or the record of your most recent eye exam. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure to bring them along.
You and Dr. Lesavoy will carefully discuss your goals and expectations for this surgery. You’ll need to discuss whether to do upper and lower eyelids or both, whether skin as well as fat will be removed, and whether any additional procedures are appropriate.
Dr. Lesavoy will explain the techniques and anesthesia he will use, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, and the risks and costs involved. (Note: Most insurance policies don’t cover eyelid surgery, unless you can prove that drooping upper lids interfere with your vision. Check with your insurer.) Don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Lesavoy any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results.