How To Prepare For Blepharoplasty

May 11, 2018 / / Newsletter

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!

Learn more about Blepharoplasty here.  Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wyatt To at (301)698-2424.

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