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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Preparation

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) 

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) PreparationBlepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is usually performed for effectively treating loose upper lid skin, under eye bags, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eye. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat. You should be well-prepared for your eyelid lift plastic surgery for attaining safe and predictable results.

During the pre-operative consultation, surgeons will offer patients detailed guidelines on preparing for the eyelid lift surgery. Patients that are thoroughly prepared tend to enjoy higher satisfaction rates. They are also more assured in getting the surgery done. These patients usually experience a stress-free recovery and are more resilient and sensible in their approach.

During the pre-operative preparation phase, you should feel free to ask questions from your surgeon about any instructions that you may be unsure of. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides eyelid surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.

Educating Patients

Various possible blepharoplasty treatment options and techniques will be explained by the surgeon. It is vital that you openly express your concerns and ask questions regarding the eyelid lift cosmetic surgery procedure. You should ask about the surgeon’s background as well. Dedicated surgeons tend to answer all questions in an honest and transparent manner.

Medical and Anatomical Evaluation

Your surgeon will evaluate your past medical records, level of skin laxity, eye structure, skin tone, and other things during the pre-operative consultation. They will also check whether you suffer from any eye infection or not. It is important that you disclose all your underlying health conditions during this period.

Full Disclosure by Patients

Patients should be open about any past eye surgeries, including LASIK. They should also let the surgeon know if they have any underlying eye conditions. They should list out all their prescription and non-prescription drugs. Furthermore, they should be honest about their lifestyle habits and if they drink or smoke.

Care Instructions Before and After Surgery

You will be provided with a set of instructions for your eyelid lift procedure. All working professionals should take at least a week’s leave from the scheduled date of surgery. Non-working patients should plan their social engagements.

You should arrange for a responsible person to drive you back from the surgical venue. You should also arrange for someone to clean, cook, and provide after care for a few days following the plastic surgery.

Avoid Certain Medications and Smoking

Surgeons will ask you to stop taking blood thinning medications, such as NSAIDs and aspirin. They may also ask you to discontinue vitamin E and herbal supplements. If you smoke, the surgeon will ask you to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after the surgical procedure.

Other Practical Arrangements

You should arrange to have someone provide aftercare following the blepharoplasty procedure. You should also complete all your important work-related and home chores in advance for a relaxed and comfortable recovery period. You can prepare a recovery kit in advance including the following things:

  • Antibiotics and prescription medications
  • Gauze bandages
  • Extra pillows
  • Front open and loose-fitting clothing
  • Over the counter medications

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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