Before having upper blepharoplasty, it is vital that the patient has a thorough consultation with his or her surgeon. You will have to decide whether you would like to be numbed locally or have general anaesthesia.
Your surgeon will also ask you how high you would like your eyelids to be after the operation. It is important to not separate too much skin or fat tissue from the upper eyelids, as it can lead to a dreaded unnatural, surgical look, or worse, inability to close the eyes. Your doctor will help to make the right decision.
In some cases, your surgeon may also suggest an upper blepharoplasty or forehead lift.
Before getting the operation, you should avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, smoking and supplementary that can cause anticoagulation at least ten days before.
Some supplementary compound with high vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules may cause more bleeding. If you take any of these, make sure to let your surgeon know in advance. You may need to stop taking them three to five days before the operation.
Keep your medical history ready to present to your surgeon. Especially if you suffer from hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes or are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your doctor at the time of consultation.
Prepare to stay away from work for up to five days. Bring sunglasses to increase your comfort during the procedure and come to the office with a washed face and no makeup applied.
For patients suffering from hypertension, keep your blood pressure under 140/90 mmHg before getting the operation. Patients depending on a pacemaker cannot be considered for this procedure.