Let’s say you’ve been pondering the notion of going under the knife to correct that baggy-eyed appearance and eyelid droopiness. After conferring with your doctor would it be wise to seek a second opinion before making that final decision? If some avenues of discussion were left unanswered, would this necessitate asking another plastic surgeon for his insight and advice?
It’s always smart to get a second opinion when electing to have any type of non-essential surgery. In the case of cosmetic eyelid surgery, or eyebag removal, the procedure is not done for health purposes, but for cosmetic reasons. Therefore, when considering to have eyebag surgery, why should you seek advice or second opinion, after your primary care provider or cosmetic surgeon gives you the ‘two thumbs up’?
As in the case of any medical treatment or service, one physician’s point of view or perspective might not offer every possible advantage for his patient’s best interest. Even if you feel every avenue and possibility has been exhausted, there’s always a safe bet another physician has a different analysis or recommendation. That said, a consultation with a second – or even a third – party is of course to the patient’s advantage.
It’s not considered being disloyal or showing disrespect to your long standing doctor if you seek further advice from another. By delving into every angle possible and scouting out counsel from another source, you may discover facts to help you along the way.
Many surgeons in fact would welcome the opportunity to confer with their colleagues regarding prognosis and well-being of a patient. In the case of elective eye lift surgery, one doctor’s perspective could enlighten another’s. It’s a win-win situation.
In conclusion, if you aren’t satisfied with the answers and information you have at hand, then yes, seeking a second option is most definitely warranted.