Before the surgery
Before your surgeon can get you started on your procedure, you will be asked several questions about your health in general. Your medical history will be looked into, in detail, and if you have or have had any serious medical condition, you will need to mention the same. In certain cases, if the person had had a heart attack or has been diagnosed with eye diseases, such as cataract or glaucoma, they might not be considered ideal candidates for blepharoplasty. You will be asked to undergo extensive tests and checks, including blood tests, heart functions and sugar levels. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to refrain from doing so, a few weeks prior to the surgery. You might also be asked to avoid medications such as aspirin, as these could lead to increased bleeding.
During the Surgery
The very first step would be to administer anaesthesia, which will ensure that the person does not feel any pain or discomfort. Certain surgeons will prefer to give sedation, which will allow the person to sleep through the procedure. Incisions will be made along the natural lines of the eyes or in order to protect the aesthetics, there could also be incisions on the inner side of the surface. Al the excess tissue and skin will be removed and then with the help of small sutures, the rest of the skin will be stitched back together.
After the surgery
There will be swelling, bruising and redness around the surgical site for a few days and this is completely natural. You will be given very specific instructions about how to handle the surgical site. The doctor will also prescribe medications to control the pain and eye drops to avoid any infections. You could use cold compresses to help with the swelling and itching. Your eyes should be back to normal in a few weeks and your doctor will tell you about the precautions that you will need to take in the days to come.