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How Do You Prepare For Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 15:19

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Blepharoplasty may be performed in a surgeon's office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. It's usually done on an outpatient basis; rarely does it require an inpatient stay. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Carefully following these preoperative instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly.

  • Ask when you should eliminate aspirin and other similar medications before surgery. Aspirin inhibits blood clotting.
  • Don't eat or drink anything (including water) after midnight the day before surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and help you out for a few days, if needed.

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