Preparation and Post-Op Care
Preparation for blepharoplasty begins with a preoperative visit, where your surgeon will review with you the specific consent for the procedure, as well as detailed instructions to follow before and after the surgery. You may be asked to obtain some routine blood tests and/or an EKG prior to your surgery.
Beginning about 2 weeks before surgery, you should avoid all blood-thinning medications (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) and supplements (such as gingko, fish oil, and vitamin E), and limit, or ideally cease entirely, alcohol and tobacco consumption.
Postoperative care for blepharoplasty involves continued avoidance of blood thinning preparations, as well as avoidance of strenuous activities such as exercise, for 2 weeks. Your physician will review with you specific instructions regarding how to care for sutures, and how long to take antibiotics, if any.
Pain after blepharoplasty is usually mild, and readily controlled with pain pills if present.
To learn more about preparation and post-operative care please contact our office for more information.