Preparations And Health Risks Of Blepharoplasty Surgery
Developing your blepharoplasty surgery plan and managing health risks requires close patient-physician interaction. Learn about blepharoplasty procedure risk factors on pre-op to recovery plus guide to your initial health screening.
Getting The Results…Managing The Risks With Blepharoplasty
Your Eye Health: Initial Health Screening. Prior to approving you for a blepharoplasty procedure, your surgeon will have you undergo a top-to-bottom health screening. Come prepared… bring your medical history records plus details as to any health changes or medications. Your eye health is critical to the success of your blepharoplasty surgery. What does your doctor look for? Begin with general visions and eye health… are your retinas attached and healthy… do your tear ducts ‘tear-up’ correctly or do you experience ‘dry eye’… is a glaucoma condition expressing itself… do you have an underlying thyroid condition or high blood pressure?
What About Prescription And Over-The-Counter Medications. Be thorough and explain to your surgeon before your blepharoplasty surgery whether you take any medications such as blood pressure regulating meds… blood thinning meds or aspirin… antihistamines related to allergies or cold flu… other vascular related meds. On your blepharoplasty surgeon’s direction you may be asked to reduce or eliminate such meds for a short period prior to surgery.
Don’t Smoke. You’ll be advised prior to your blepharoplasty procedure to stop use of any tobacco products, as these chemical-laced products impact your fine blood vessels, interrupting blood delivery and healing.
Guide To Eating And Drinking Pre Blepharoplasty. While blepharoplasty surgery is not radical, you’ll be given specific instructions on what to eat… drink… approved med and vitamins prior to surgery.
Blepharoplasty Surgery Risks. Like all invasive surgery, blepharoplasty creates health risk conditions such as scarring… bleeding… bruising and swelling… possible risk that tissues fail to heal … nerve damage and numbness… infection… risk of surgeon error resulting in mal-aligned or imbalanced eyelids… allergic reaction or complication from anesthetic.
What Blepharoplasty Recovery Entails. Face it. Blepharoplasty surgery will cause your eyes to feel sore. You’ll have stiffness and soreness for perhaps a week. You may also experience double vision and blurriness plus ‘heavy eyelids’ due to swelling, which may make it difficult short term to fully close your eyes.