What to Expect
Most surgeries are performed at Eye Associates Surgery Center, adjacent to the Mount Vernon clinic. On occasion, the nature of the surgery will require deeper sedation and those will be performed at a surgery center in Seattle. Regardless of the facility, all procedures are out-patient and most take less than an hour to perform. You will briefly meet with the surgeon immediately prior to surgery to confirm the surgical site and to answer any final questions.
Following eyelid surgery, you can expect bruising and swelling for approximately two weeks. Discomfort is usually mild and relieved with ice, rest and Tylenol. Your vision may also be temporarily affected by blurring, double-vision, light sensitivity and tearing during the early days of the recovery process. Most patients return to work or other normal activities within 4-5 days following surgery. Certain activities, such as swimming or strenuous workouts, are prohibited until the sutures are removed. In any case, your surgeon will give specific instruction prior to discharge.
Am I a Candidate?
The very best way to know whether your symptoms can be relieved is to schedule a consultation. Visits of a functional or medical nature are billable to your insurance (even if the results do not yet meet medical necessity criteria set by your insurance). Dr. Kassem provides cosmetic consultations at no charge. In either case, we will provide recommendations based on your needs and desires and make sure all your questions are addressed.
If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today! Our team at Cascadia Eye can help you reach your goals with beautiful, natural-looking results.