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Preparing for a Blepharoplasty Procedure

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Are you getting enough sleep but still looking tired because of drooping eyelids or bags around your eyes? Following your skincare routine, but creams just won’t work on dark or puffy eyes? If you want to address these concerns, then a blepharoplasty surgery might be the solution for you. 

In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery discusses everything you need to know when preparing for blepharoplasty surgery and what to expect on the day of the surgery.

Blepharoplasty: Why it’s done?

Blepharoplasty surgery, also known as eyelid surgery, has many wonderful benefits, including functional and aesthetic purposes. By removing excess skin on the upper eyelid, it helps improve vision. It also help you achieve a fresher look in the eye region, resulting in a less-tired appearance in the eye region, resulting in a less-tired and youthful look.

How to prepare for an eyelid surgery

  1. Consultation: During your consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your medical history, examine your eyelids, and discuss your goals and expectations. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.
  1. Medical Clearance: Depending on your medical history, your surgeon may require you to obtain medical clearance from your primary care physician or specialist to ensure you’re qualified for the procedure. Your surgeon may also ask you to stop taking certain medications that can increase the risk of bleeding.
  1. Lifestyle Changes: If you are smoking, your surgeon will advise you to quit smoking several weeks before the procedure to prevent complications during recovery. 
  1. Pre-surgery testing: Your surgeon may also require you to undergo pre-surgery testing, such as blood tests or an electrocardiogram (ECG).
  1. Arrange for a ride home: You will need to arrange a ride home after the surgery, as you cannot drive yourself.

What will happen on the day of the surgery?

On the day of blepharoplasty surgery, the patient will undergo anaesthesia. The surgeon will make incisions in the eyelids’ natural creases to remove excess skin and fat and reposition the remaining tissue to create a refreshed appearance. The incisions will then be closed using fine sutures, and the patient will be taken to a recovery room. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort may occur but can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses.

Blepharoplasty at Artiste Plastic Surgery

To find out if you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery in Sydney. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jack Zoumaras, has a unique surgical technique to help you achieve your goals. He will carefully assess your eyelid region and perform the suitable blepharoplasty procedure for a naturally youthful and stunning eye region.

Ready to embark on your transformation with Artiste Plastic Surgery? Schedule your consultation now to take the first step toward your aesthetic goals.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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