Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, as you might know, is a procedure in which fat deposits from eyelids are removed surgically. Sometimes the surgery is mistakenly called eyelift but actually the eyelid is not lifted; because of the fat deposits, the eyelid becomes heavy and droops because of which sometimes vision is affected and it becomes very necessary to remove the fats. After removing the fats, the eyelid looks like it is lifted. Read about blepharoplasty in detail at Blepharoplasty Texas. If you are planning to undergo an eyelid surgery, here are some tips for you on how to prepare for the procedure.
The period before any operation is important for preparation. During this period you should ensure that you acquire the best physical and mental condition. You will get a detailed list of guidelines from the surgeon’s clinic before the procedure. It may include quitting smoking.
- You should also make arrangements to look after your household for some days as you shouldn’t do any heavy tasks after the operation. It can be your spouse, a friend or a family member that can look after your home for some days.
- The reason for quitting smoking is that smoking can interfere in the healing of the surgical wound and the recovery may prolong. Also, the risk of complications may increase because of smoking.
- You should not take any anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or aspirin a few weeks before the surgery. It is also not advisable to take OTC medicines like nutritional supplements. These drugs too can interfere with your body’s healing mechanism and also can interact with the medications to be taken during or after the procedure.
Preparations at Home
- Arrange for driving you to and from the hospital. Especially after the surgery you should never drive because of being under the effect of anesthesia.
- Avoid vigorous bending or any other activities that will increase blood flow towards eyes.
- If you have a little one and/or a pet/s who can jump over you, arrange for looking after them for a few days after your surgery.
- Arrange also for frozen or readymade meals to take after surgery. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and veggies is the best option because they will hasten your recovery.
- Avoid watching TV or reading for the initial few weeks after the surgery.
- If you use contact lenses, don’t start using them immediately after surgery.
- Take alcohol one week before your operation and then stop it.
Take these precautions and you will have minimum discomfort during and after the procedure and you can enjoy problem-free eyes soon.