Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available to help restore a more youthful appearance. Whether you’re considering blepharoplasty to reduce droopy eyelids or reduce puffiness around your eyes, you should do a few things to prepare for the procedure. Understanding everything required to prepare for blepharoplasty can help ensure a successful procedure and a speedy recovery.
At Lorraine Golosow, MD, we want to ensure you’re well-prepared for your procedure and receive the best results possible. We’ve outlined some important tips to consider when preparing for blepharoplasty.
Before undergoing any medical procedure, it’s important to get a comprehensive medical evaluation. Dr. Golosow will conduct this evaluation to ensure you’re healthy enough for the procedure.
Lab testing is also an essential step in preparing for blepharoplasty. These tests help your doctor determine if you have any underlying medical issues that could pose a risk during the procedure.
If you’re taking any medications, including over-the-counter medications or supplements, inform your plastic surgeon beforehand. This information can help the doctor assess your risk and make necessary adjustments to the procedure or anesthesia.
Prior to your blepharoplasty procedure, it’s important to avoid alcohol as well as medications and supplements. This includes certain over-the-counter and prescription medications and herbal supplements.
Drinking alcohol before your procedure can increase the risk of complications and interfere with the anesthesia results. Alcohol can also contribute to dehydration, interfering with the healing process.
Specific prescription medications like blood thinners can interfere with the procedure and your recovery. Tell Dr. Golosow about any medications and supplements you take before the procedure.
Follow any pre-operative instructions given to you by your doctor before the procedure is crucial. This may include avoiding smoking before and after the procedure so the healing process isn’t hindered. You may also be told to stop taking certain medications, like aspirin and ibuprofen. These medications thin the blood and can increase your risk of bleeding during or after the procedure.
Your doctor may also advise you to discontinue any cosmetic products you’re using, like makeup, lotion, foundation, and perfume. They have the possibility to interfere with the procedure.
Undergoing blepharoplasty can help restore a youthful look and reduce puffiness and sagging skin around the eyes. However, it’s important to follow specific instructions to help ensure a safe and successful procedure. At Lorraine Golosow, MD, Dr. Golosow and her staff are dedicated to providing high-quality care and helping you prepare for your procedure.
If you’re considering blepharoplasty, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation. Call our Fort Myers or Cape Coral, FL offices or use our online scheduling form.