3 Things to Figure Out Before Eyelid Surgery

BlepharoplastyDroopy Dog may be an endearing cartoon character but droopiness is not a trait that you want to have. If you have a droopy upper eyelid, a droopy lower eyelid, or both, then you may be the ideal candidate for blepharoplasty. By removing the excess skin on, above, or around the eyelid that is causing you to experience droopiness, blepharoplasty will help you to look and feel like a normal human once again. Whether you have already scheduled your blepharoplasty appointment or if you are still considering getting it done, here are a few things to button up before you undergo surgery.


Depending on the root of your droopy eyelids and your need for eyelid surgery, some insurance companies will pay for a part of your eyelid surgery. For instance, if your droopy eyelids are causing some interference with your ability to see, then they may pay for a portion of the procedure. Whereas if you are getting the surgery done just for cosmetic purposes, then they likely won’t cover any of it.


Before you undergo your blepharoplasty surgery, make sure that you make appropriate arrangements with your work regarding your recovery. Recovery from this type of eyelid surgery typically takes a few weeks. And during the first few days of recovery, it is recommended that you give your eyes plenty of rest so that they can properly heal. Although you won’t need to take the entire two weeks off of work to recover, taking a few days off will help to ensure that you recover properly and smoothly.

A Ride Home

Because you are going to be having surgeries on your eyes, it is recommended that you find a ride home after surgery. Remember that your eyes will typically be bandaged up for a few days following surgery, so you will need to plan ahead and find someone else to bring you home.

Preparing ahead of time for blepharoplasty will help you to feel much more relaxed following your surgery. To learn more about blepharoplasty and other tips regarding surgery, contact Dr. Daniel Tresley today!




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