How Should You Prepare For Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can effectively treat under eye bags, loose upper lid skin, and wrinkles and fine lines around the lids by removing excess fat and skin.
To attain safe and predictable outcomes, the patient should be well-prepared for the eyelid lift cosmetic surgery.
At the time of the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will provide the patient with guidelines on eyelid lift surgery preparation. Patients who are thoroughly prepared for the surgery usually feel more assured and enjoy higher rates of satisfaction. Such patients are more resilient and enjoy a comfortable and stress-free recovery phase.
Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides blepharoplasty to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations.
Educating the Patient
The surgeon will explain the various possible blepharoplasty techniques and treatment options available to the patient. The patient should openly ask the surgeon questions or express their concerns about the eyelid lift procedure and the surgeon’s background. The surgeon will try to answer the patient’s questions in a transparent and honest manner.
The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical records, eye structure, level of skin laxity in the upper and lower lids, the eyebrows and forehead area, and the skin tone and type during the pre-op consultation.
In addition, they will check for any indications of infections in the eye area. The patient should openly disclose to the surgeon if they have any underlying health conditions. Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones only provides blepharoplasty to the right candidates.
The patient should tell their surgeon if they have received any eye surgeries in the past, including LASIK, or have experienced any major eye conditions. Furthermore, they should disclose all prescription and non-prescription drugs that they presently use to the surgeon as well as their smoking and drinking habits.
Pre- and Post-Op Care Instructions
The surgeon or their staff will provide the patient will comprehensive preparation instructions for the eyelid lift surgery. Working professionals should budget for at least one week of absence from their workplace to from the scheduled date of the surgery. Non-working patients should also plan their social engagements accordingly.
The patient should arrange for a responsible person to drive them back home after the procedure and arrange for aftercare for a few days, if necessary.
Avoid Smoking and Certain Medications
If the patient smokes, the surgeon will ask them to stop smoking for a specified duration before and after the surgery. They may ask the patient to discontinue the use of blood thinning medications such as aspirin and NSAIDs or certain herbal supplements or vitamin E. They may also change the schedule of prescription meds in discussion with the prescribing doctor.
Practical Arrangements prior to the Surgery
If the patient feels they need aftercare for the initial few days of the recovery phase after the blepharoplasty, they should arrange for it beforehand. In addition, they should also complete any important home or work-related tasks in advance to enjoy a comfortable and relaxed recovery period.
Patients may also prepare a recovery kit at home, including items such as:
- Gauze bandages
- Prescription meds and antibiotics
- Loose fitting, front-open clothing
- Extra pillows
- Over the Counter medications
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