FAQ: Blepharoplasty

If you think your eyes look tired and you have extra skin, muscle and fat and would like to improve the appearance.

This surgery should improve the appearance of your eyelids. The loose skin and muscle can be removed. The extra fat can be resected or moved. The hollowness may be improved with grafting.

This surgery should improve the appearance of your eyelids. The loose skin and muscle can be removed. The extra fat can be resected or moved. The hollowness may be improved with grafting.

If the aging changes are minimal fillers, Botox and possible chemical peel or laser may help. If there moderate to major changes, surgery is the only option.

If indicated, both procedures can be done at the same time.

The procedure is usually performed bilaterally.

Blinking is usually affected temporarily, but almost never permanently.

You can see pre and postoperative result on my website. Additional photos can be reviewed at my office.

The surgical result is usually permanent. Aging changes are on going and you may consider another procedure to improve these changes after 10 years.

You can discuss cost during the initial consultation after the examination to determine the degree of aging changes and whether there is additional work that needs to be done.

In the upper eyelid, the incision will be hidden in the eyelid crease. In the lower eyelid, the incision will be either inside the eyelid or below the eyelashes.

Usually the vision is not affected but if you developed dry eyes, the lubrication gel can cause some blurry vision temporarily.

I prefer that you do not wear contact lens for six weeks after surgery.

There is usually no dressing on the lids but you may have some steristrip on the upper eyelid wound.

The final result may take four to six months. The younger you are, the quicker the recovery.

Swelling and bruising usually last few days to few weeks depending on your age and whether you have several procedures done together.

Most of my clients only take pain medication for one to two days. Most do not have to take more than 5 pain pills in total after the procedure.

Majority of patients take just plain Tylenol or Tylenol #3.

Majority over 99% of the time the scar is not noticeable.

Most people are feeling better and may resume all normal activities after several days.

In general, you should not drive the first 48 hours after surgery. Also if you are taking heavy narcotics, one should not be driving. Most of my clients are usually driving after 3 to 4 days.

You can usually return to work within a few days to 2 weeks after surgery.

I usually like to do local anesthesia with IV sedation

You can request to see the anesthesiologist before surgery.

All medications will be reviewed at your preoperative visit.

History and physical, ECG, WBC, and metabolic panel for patients over 55 years of age. Thyroid panel for patients with thyroid disorders.

수술 시작 최소 6 시간 전 또는 수술 전날 밤 자정까지는 식사를 중단하십시오.

예정된 수술 1 시간 30 분 전에 도착하십시오.

당신은 우리의 웹 사이트에 정보를 얻거나 지시를 내 사무실에 전화 할 수 있습니다.

Yes. You will need an adult to drive you home.

수술 후 관리
집과 직장에서 누군가가 책임을 돌 보도록 준비하십시오
수술 후 첫날 밤 누군가와 함께있을 수 있도록 준비하십시오
다른 질문이 있으면 의사에게 연락하십시오

수술 후 10 일 이내에 아프면 의사에게 알리십시오 (감기와 같은 경미한 질병도)

Stop eating and drinking at least 6 hours before the start of surgery or as advised by your doctor
수술 24 시간 전에 술을 마시지 마십시오. 수술하기 최소 6 주 전에 담배를 피우지 마십시오.

Make sure you have the doctor’s contact information. You will receive the after-hours number in your postoperative instructions.

The surgery takes one to two hours depending if you have upper or lower or both eyelids surgery.

Usually in the recovery room.

Make sure your procedure has been confirmed
Yes, review the surgery specifics at your preoperative appointment and again the day of surgery.

Make sure the correct site of your surgery has been marked
Yes, you will be marked while you are awake in the preoperative area. Communicate with your surgeon.

On the day of your surgery
Make sure the correct side of your surgery has been marked
알레르기 및 부작용 확인
사전 동의 양식을 이해하고 서명했는지 확인하십시오

나는 보통 수술 후 방문에서 수술 후 1-2 일과 함께 회복실에서 환자와 대화하여 수술 방법을 설명합니다.

The antibiotics are stopped within 48 hours of surgery.

You may eat and drink after surgery as soon as you feel well and not nauseated. Start with a soft, bland diet.

You need to have instructions reviewed with a responsible adult.

You will receive pain pill prescription to fill prior to surgery. You may receive IV pain medication during the surgery.

원하는 약국을 의사 나 간호사에게 알리십시오. Compazine과 같은 비 마약 약물은 전자식으로 보낼 수 있지만 마약 성 진통제는 인쇄하여 약국에 직접 전달해야합니다.

예, 수술 전과 수술 후 피해야 할 약 목록을 받게됩니다. 의사가 승인 할 때까지 NSAIDS, 이부프로펜 또는 아스피린을 복용하지 마십시오.

Just keep your wound clean and dry. There will be some steristrip on your upper lid that will be removed in the first 2 to 3 days.

Keeping your head elevated will help to decrease swelling and pain after surgery.

You will be seen 2 to 3 days after your surgery.

Your sutures will be removed on day 5.

You can do daily activities. You should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise.

Usually it is safe to resume regular sexual activity after 2 weeks as long as it is not too strenuous.

You can usually get back to work within a week. Some of our clients return within one to two days but they are usually wearing sunglasses.

You can drive once you are off your narcotic medication.

Sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before you stand up to prevent getting dizzy. This is generally a good idea especially immediately after surgery and also if you are on narcotic medication.
Do not get out of bed without help if you feel weak or dizzy

  • 화씨 100.4도 이상의 열이 있습니다.
  • 숨가쁨 또는 흉통이 있음
  • 수술 절개 부위의 발적, 부기, 따뜻함 또는 통증이 증가한 것을 알 수 있습니다
  • You notice that your incision is separating, or you have infected discharge from your incision
  • You have persistent double vision or experience vision loss
  • You experience numbness or loss of motion in your eyelids
  • Your eyelids are excessively bleeding
  • 기존 진통제가 통제 할 수없는 통증이 있습니다
  • Please take pain and other medications as prescribed
  • 처방전 진통제 복용시 운전하지 마십시오
  • 수술 후 10 일 동안 목욕하거나 몸을 담그지 마십시오.
  • Keep your incision clean and dry
  • Elevate your head when laying down to reduce swelling
  • Use cold compresses to help reduce swelling
  • Do not wear contact lenses for 6 weeks or as advised by your doctor
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your healing eyelids from sun and wind
  • 의사가 조언하는 한 격렬한 운동과 무거운 짐을 피하십시오
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming sexual activity

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