How To Prepare For Blepharoplasty
Contemplating eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, can be daunting. We’ve compiled our top 5 expert tips for how to prepare for your optimal outcome.
Pro Tip #1: Tell Your Significant Other or a Close Friend
- You need the support of your closest pal
- The first week after surgery, you’ll be resting
- To Dr. To, “resting” means watching TV, reading books, and sleeping
- You can prepare small meals for yourself, but all housework and pet care should be delegated to someone else
- A significant other or close friend will be invaluable to your speedy recuperation
Pro Tip #2: Take 7-10 Days Off Work
- You may be fine to resume normal activities by mid-week #2, so why chance it?
- Give yourself optimal time to recuperate and heal–You won’t regret it!
Pro Tip #3: Sunglasses Will Be Your Best Friend
- You’re going to want to get out of the house after week 1
- A good pair of extra large sunglasses will cover your incisions and no one will be the wiser
Pro Tip #4: Plan to Defer Your Exercise Routine for 3-4 Weeks
- This includes cardio, weight-training, kickboxing, cycling, yoga and more
- The general rule of thumb is:
- If an activity elevates your blood pressure you should avoid it while you’re actively healing
- If your blood pressure spikes, you may experience additional swelling and bruising
- This could delay your healing time for several weeks
Pro Tip #5: Follow All Dr. To’s Instructions
- Dr. To has your best interests at heart
- He wants you to succeed and have the most beautiful outcome
- If he asks that you sleep elevated, avoid trimming your rosebushes, minimize organizational tasks, or refrain from walking downtown—it’s all because he wants your blepharoplasty results to be fantastic!