Over the years, you may notice certain parts of your body starting to sag – your face, arms, thighs, and even the smallest parts like the eyelids. A drooping eyelid might be the last thing you want to have since it could make you look more tired than you actually are, or worse, much older! Good thing an eyelid surgery, also called as blepharoplasty, can resolve your dilemma.
The more important question that remains: are you fit to undergo eyelid surgery?
Good candidates for eyelid surgery
There are some individuals who might benefit more from the procedure than others, including those who:
- Are in good physical and mental health
- Do not have any current life-threatening conditions or medical illnesses since some of these conditions may impair the healing process
- Are non-smokers
- Have a positive and realistic outlook, goals, and expectations regarding the procedure
- Do not have any serious health conditions regarding the eye
If you are undergoing eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons, then your surgeon will most likely advise you to keep your expectations realistic since the results will not directly alter your appearance or make you look several years younger than your actual age.
Preparing for eyelid surgery
Before undergoing surgery, you will initially have a consultation with your doctor where your expectations and preferences will be discussed. Depending on your condition and your preference, you may be either under local or general anesthesia during the procedure.
It is also during this time that your doctor will give you pre-operative instructions, such as:
- Stop taking certain medications that might interfere with the clotting ability of your blood, which include pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen.
- The night before surgery, you may be advised to eat only a light dinner and nothing after midnight.
- The morning of the surgery, you may be required to take certain medications.
- Find someone to drive you home after surgery.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Serure today by calling (305) 669-0184 and get expert advice. We look forward to hearing from you!