• Do I need a checkup by my family doctor before eyelid surgery?


    Question:

    I have a bad case of dermatochalasis (excess skin in upper or lower eyelids) and am in urgent need of a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Do I have to first get a general checkup by my internist before I have the surgery?


    Answer:

    Many surgical facilities require a preoperative medical clearance by your family doctor. Please discuss this requirement specifically with your oculoplastic surgeon.


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