Preparing For Eyelid Surgery

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When you are getting ready to have eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, you should make sure that you are completely prepared for the procedure. The procedure, which is used to tighten or remove excess skin around the eyes, is one of the most common types of cosmetic procedures that you can get, but there are some steps you need to do first.

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Visit With Your Eye Doctor

Before going forward with eyelid surgery, you should pay a visit to your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. Your eye doctor can check out your eye health and check you out for any signs of eye conditions or disorders that could affect eyelid surgeries. These include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, and cataracts. The results will need to be shared with Dr. Pirani  to ensure that you are safe to go forward with your eyelid surgery.

Go In For A Physical With Your Physician

In addition to making sure that your eye health is up to par, you should also go in for a physical with your general physician to confirm that you are in suitable health to go forward with your eyelid procedure. Your doctor should go over any medical conditions you might have, including healing concerns, aspirin usage, or circulatory problems to make sure you are a good candidate.

Have A Family Member Or Friend Bring You

You will not be able to drive yourself home from the procedure so it is a good idea to have someone close to you take you to the procedure and bring your home following the procedure. Most of the time, this is an outpatient procedure, so you will not have an overnight stay at the hospital. A friend or family member can ensure you make it home from your procedure as well as keep an eye on you for the recovery.

Stop Smoking

If you are a smoker, whether it is cigarettes, vaping, or anything else, you need to stop smoking for many weeks before you have the surgery as well continue to refrain from smoking for many weeks after the surgery as well. Smoking and inhibit your body’s ability to recover from surgery and can cause complications during surgery itself. For your long-term, general health, you should quit smoking altogether. Non-smokers tolerate anesthesia better because their respiratory system is in far better shape than smokers.

Follow The Instructions From Dr. Pirani

Dr. Pirani will give you detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions for the best recovery and outcome of your eyelid surgery. He will go over the right time to stop eating and drinking before your surgery as well as when to stop wearing makeup or using lotion on your face.

Call With Any Questions

If you have any concerns at all regarding your eyelid surgery, call Dr. Pirani for direction. His experienced team will be able to rest your mind and answer any questions that you might have.