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    Preparation for Blepharoplasty

    Preparing for eyelid surgery is a process that your experienced team of cosmetic professionals explains prior to a blepharoplasty procedure to remove droopy eyelids and bags under your eyes. At Millennial Plastic Surgery in New York City, Dr. David Shokrian offers a full slate of cosmetic procedures to help you look and feel your best. If you want to learn more about double eyelid surgery or eyelid lift surgery, call the nearest NYC office in the Bronx or Midtown Manhattan for a free consultation.

    What’s Different about Blepharoplasty Preparations?

    Your eyelid surgery may be performed for medical reasons — like droopy eyelid surgery that addresses vision issues — or for cosmetic reasons — such as eyelid lift surgery to rejuvenate your appearance. The preparations for these blepharoplasty procedures are the same as for all cosmetic surgeries, but since your eyes and the surrounding skin are so tender, you need to follow somewhat stricter instructions to prepare.

    No matter why you’re choosing to get eyelid surgery, there are certain measures you need to take to prepare for the procedure and the recovery process.

    A starting process includes:

    While any surgical procedure can be a bit stressful, Dr. David Shokrian at Millennial Plastic Surgery in New York City provides you with helpful information during every step of the process so you know what to expect. You may also want to discuss complementary procedures during your preparatory consultation.

    These may include a:

    How Can I Best Prepare for Blepharoplasty Surgery?

    Before your blepharoplasty surgery, your NYC doctor gives you a checklist of tasks to do and things not to do before the surgery. This guide is tailored for you so that you make the best of your surgery and there are no problems in the recovery process.

    Prior to your procedure, you’re advised to:

    Before your surgery date, make sure you plan on ways that can keep you entertained and occupied while you’re resting your eyes during the recovery phase. Reduce the amount of screen time you partake in and find some good soothing music and audiobooks, your favorite podcasts or just talking with friends and family. Have everything ready for when you return home so you won’t have to get it all together while you’re healing and trying to rest.

    How Do I Prepare for the Different Types of Blepharoplasties?

    Blepharoplasty removes fat and skin from your eyelids so you have a more youthful and defined look. Eyelid surgery in NYC can also be used to treat common eye conditions, such as ptosis and ptosis amblyopia, which are caused by drooping eyelids.

    Your preparation includes understanding the difference between the surgical options available, such as:

    Whether you get one surgery done at a time or combine them for a double eyelid surgery, preparatory factors you must consider include:

    Step-by-step Guide to Preparing for Blepharoplasty Surgery

    What Post-Surgery Measures Should I Take?

    After you’re done with the procedure, arrange to have someone with you for at least the next 48 hours. Don’t miss any medications that you’ve been prescribed and make sure you apply cold compresses frequently because it helps with the swelling and bruising. In the first few days, give your eyes as much rest as possible, while sleeping with your head elevated. Avoid any type of intense activities like heavy lifting or aerobic exertion until your doctor gives you the go-ahead.

    Prepare your home so you can take further measures, such as:

    Consider consulting with a professional dietician to eat healthier, as your diet should be high in proteins like fish, eggs, meat and legumes, which help repair body tissues. Eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can for their vitamins and antioxidants. Drink more than you normally would, as remaining hydrated is key to a healthy recovery. Stay away from salty foods because they cause bloating and inflammation. Avoid alcohol and coffee.

    Attend all the scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor so that you’re informed about the healing process. Contact Dr. Shokrian at Millennial Plastic Surgery for a free consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Then you can start preparing for a more youthful-looking you.


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