A male asked:
Disclaimer

What preparations should a patient make before eyelid surgery? I am getting eyelid surgery done in a few weeks to correct saggy upper eyelid skin that impedes my vision. What specific things should I do to prepare for it now, and what supplies should I ha

1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Steely
27 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Proper : Proper preparation before your blepharoplasty surgery will help smooth your recovery afterward. In my practice, I am a strong advocate of not taking any medications that can interfere with blood clotting such as asprin, aleve, (naproxen) Motrin or advil for at least ten days before surgery. A more comprehensive list should be available from your surgeon. I also have patients prepare small ziplock baggies full of frozen peas(!) to use as compresses after surgery. The small shape of the peas conform well to the face, and the compresses help bruising. Your surgeon may also want you to use natural tears or lacriilube ointment after your procedure. Good luck!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Saggy eyelids: Would think about losing weight if BMI more than 25. Too young for surgery I would think.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience in Retinal Surgery
Theoretically, yes: But having had that type of surgery increases your risk of infection and some other complications and makes you less than an ideal candidate. Neverth ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Sinus Disease: Someone who is 19 years old and complains of too much eyelid skin frequently has chronic sinus disease. This causes long term swelling of the lids and ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
All surgery has risk: In the right hands and with modern technology, those risks are small, and the benefits can be great. With proper pre-operative evaluation, the safest ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month