Is it better not to wear any makeup to a first consultation for an upper and lower Blepharoplasty?

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Thank you for your question. Makeup will not affect how your surgeon address your eyelids during your consutlation, however, it is important that you do not show up to the surgery and the operating table with any makeup. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Make up is immaterial to the consultation.

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The issues that matter in blepharoplasty are not hidden by make up.  It is much more of a concerns in considering fillers for the under eye hollow.  The optics of the skin then make a real difference and removing the make up is very helpful.  

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Wearing makeup for a blepharoplasty consultation

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 In our practice, we do not ask patient to take their makeup off for a blepharoplasty consultation. We do ask patients to take there  Makeup off for the day of the surgery.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Makeup at 1st Consultation

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Thank you for asking this question!

Most do wear make-up to the office for the initial consultation . We do however request that make-up be removed prior to the consultation.  That way, your issues of concern ,such as pigment, excess skin, folds, skin texture  etc. can be accurately addressed .

Edward H. Bedrossian, Jr., MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon


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Ok to wear makeup while coming to the office; makeup is then removed in the office prior to the consultation (and then ok to re-apply, in the office, prior to departure). 

Preferable to have the makeup off during the consultation to capture exactly what the concerns are.

Hope this is helpful.  Best wishes.

Dr. Shah

Anand G. Shah, MD
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon

Avoiding makeup at your consultation

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Makeup can mask the features of your skin and anatomy. I request that may patients remove makeup at the first consultation and at some follow-up visits. Makeup can also distort the baseline photographs, making it difficult to compare to after-surgery photographs. 

It's important for your surgeon to be aware of every detail of your face before they can treat you safely. You can take off the makeup when you get to the office and reapply before you go. Safety comes first.

Victor Chung, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

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