Once the patient has made the decision to undergo Asian eyelid lift cosmetic surgery, they will need to undertake some preparation before the procedure.
The surgeon will provide a detailed preparation plan which will help the patient achieve safe and desirable final outcomes.
The patient should engage closely with the surgeon during the initial consultation and follow their guidelines and recommendations. If they have any concerns or questions during the preparation stage, they should unhesitatingly seek clarification from the surgeon.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides Asian eyelid surgery to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar and surrounding areas in California.
Weeks prior to the Surgery
If the patient is a smoker, the surgeon will require them to stop smoking for a few weeks before the Asian eyelid surgery.
The patient will also need to continue to avoid smoking after the procedure for a few days as doing so can impede the healing process. The patient should also reduce their alcohol consumption for a few days before their Asian eyelid surgery.
In case the patient uses blood thinners such as aspirin or vitamin E supplements, they will need to discontinue their use at least one to two weeks before their Asian eyelid surgery. To reduce the risk of bleeding, the patient will also have to refrain from using certain herbal supplements such as ginseng during the preparatory phase.
In addition, the eyelid surgeon may alter the schedule of certain prescription drugs in consultation with the prescribing doctor. In the weeks ahead of the surgery, the patient should consume a well-balanced, lean protein heavy diet.
The patient can take some basic preparatory steps beforehand to make the initial recovery stage more comfortable. They can stock up on the following items at home ahead of their eyelid surgery:
Groceries for the initial week following the surgery
Clean bowl for cold water
Plastic bags to make ice packs
Extra pillows raise the head
Bottle of artificial tears
Sterile gauze pads
The patient should also ask someone to drive them back home after the cosmetic surgery. They can also arrange for a relative or friend to stay with them for the first one or two days of the recovery period to help with routine household tasks.
The patient may also consider engaging a professional nurse to assist them with aftercare.
The patient should not eat or drink anything for eight hours before the surgery if the procedure will be undertaken with general anesthesia. They should get plenty of sleep and rest well on the night before the surgery.
The surgeon may prescribe a calming medication to resolve any anxiety prior to the procedure.
The Day of Surgery
The patient can undertake the following on the day of the surgery:
Wash eyebrows and hair thoroughly
Not wear any makeup
Not wear jewelry, contact lenses, or false eyelashes
Wear loose, comfortable clothing
On the morning of the procedure, the patient may take necessary prescription medicines in consultation with the surgeon.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas in California for Asian blepharoplasty.
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