TOP 7 QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS ABOUT EYE PLASTIC SURGERY
What kind of anesthesia is used?
Eye plastic surgical procedures are performed under a variety of anesthesia conditions including local anesthetic, IV sedation, and general anesthetic. Dr. Vrcek carefully considers each patient's needs and desires and makes strives to make the treatment plan collaborative, comfortable, and safe.
Can I drive after the surgery?
Patients can drive when they are safe to do so and not taking narcotic pain medication. Every patient is different; however, with most eye plastic surgical procedures, patients can drive 1-3 days after surgery.
When can I wear makeup?
Usually, patient can use makeup in areas where there are no incisions the next day after surgery. Patient can typically return to wearing makeup in areas where incisions are made in 7-10 days.
Will it hurt?
The vast majority of the procedures that Dr. Vrcek performs have minimal pain. We will prescribe pain medication just in case; however, most patients note that they do not require pain medication beyond the first day.
Is the procedure safe?
Every surgery has risks, and your overall health is important to consider. Dr. Vrcek evaluates the safety profile for each patient on a case-by-case basis and will thoroughly discuss all risks, benefits, and alternatives.
When can I get back to work?
With most surgical procedures, patients take 3-5 days off from work. Patient's receiving botox, fillers, and office procedures can typically go back to work the same day or the following day.
How long does it take?
Each procedure is different and Dr. Vrcek customizes the treatment plan for each patient; however, the majority of surgical procedures take 1-2 hours. Botox and filler treatments take 30-45 minutes.