How to Prepare For a Blepharoplasty

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How to Prepare for a Blepharoplasty Procedure

What is Blepharoplasty?

Do you experience sagging eyelids? What about your peripheral vision? Has it ever been affected due to the excess skin and fat surrounding your eye? Does the droopy eyelid make you look aged? If yes, then you should consider a blepharoplasty surgery that reshapes your eyes. Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery operation that repairs any irregularities of the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty Preparation

Before booking you for blepharoplasty, the doctor will ask about your medical history. The answers to these questions will determine the approach to the surgery. You will discuss your goals and expected results.

For effective results, you should always be honest with your doctor. Feel free to point out anything that the doctors at Gawley Plastic Surgery should know about your medical history or goals for the surgery.

Preparing for Your Blepharoplasty

The doctors recommend you avoid any drugs that cause excessive bleeding. Take only the medications they recommend. Usually, smoking before the operation is strictly prohibited because it causes surgical complications and excessive bleeding. Also, someone should accompany you to take you home after the surgery because you will be unable to drive.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is often done in an outpatient setting. This can safely be performed under general anesthesia. During surgery, excess skin is removed, and fat is repositioned. For the upper eyelid, the incision is made in the natural crease of your eyelid so there is no visible scar. The results of upper eyelid surgery are sometimes enhanced when combined with a forehead lift since drooping eyelids can originate from a heavy or drooping brow. In the lower lid, we remove excess skin, remove or reposition fat, and we can tighten the muscles if needed.

Recovery After Blepharoplasty

Once your blepharoplasty is complete, the doctor and your nurses will monitor you to check if there are any complications. If fit, you will be allowed to return home as soon as possible. Here are some practices you will need to observe during the healing period:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Keep off strenuous activities
  • Do not rub your eyes
  • Apply ice packs on your eyes for at least ten minutes daily
  • Avoid some medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and naproxen for about a week

Schedule an Appointment for Blepharoplasty in Scottsdale, AZ.

Your eyes need sensitive care since they are delicate organs. Dr. Bryan Gawley, and Dr. Jennifer A. Geoghegan are skilled professionals who will ensure you get the best treatment. For more information and to book an appointment, contact us at Gawley Plastic Surgery, located in Scottsdale, AZ.