Preparation for a Blepharoplasty Procedure
For your surgery you will be given IV Sedation, which is an intravenous (IV) injection that will relax you for the duration of the procedure, which lasts from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery and whether both upper and lower eyelids are involved.
Prior to the day of the procedure you may be asked to take steps such as these:
- If your doctor advises this, stop taking any medication that can thin your blood and prevent it from clotting normally. This includes pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen, prescription strength blood thinners, and dietary and herbal supplements. You'll need to stop these medications two weeks beforehand, to reduce the possibility of excess bleeding during the procedure.
- Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to surgery.
- On the morning of your procedure, you should take essential medications — such as for blood pressure — with a small sip of water.
- Do not wear makeup, lotion, cologne or aftershave on the day of surgery.
- Make sure someone is available to transport you to and from surgery and to remain with you at home after you are released following surgery.
Procedures typically are performed outpatient at our ambulatory surgery center. Outpatient Surgery & Cosmetic Center, conveniently located in Zachary.