How To Prepare for and Recover from Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic surgery when done by a reputable doctor with very skillful hands can enhance the way that you look but it doesn’t come cheap. Beauty has a price and that’s the honest truth. The downside is that too many people risk their life and looks by going for cheap cosmetic surgery so that they end up with botched up jobs with nothing but puss-filled infections, swelling, and scarring to show for it. To avoid this, make sure you are prepared for everything that will involve a cosmetic procedure. An example would be cosmetic eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty in medical parlance.

Here’s how.

  1. Determine if you are a candidate for it by checking your eyelids. Droopy and sagging eyelids and eye bags make you ideal for a cosmetic eyelid surgery. However, if your purpose is to correct evidence of your ethnicity or race, you should be ashamed of yourself. The truth is cosmetic eyelid procedure can’t do this for you unless you undergo complete facial reconstruction surgery.
  2. Make sure you are physically and mentally ready for it. This means you have no diabetes, high-blood pressure, hypertension, and heart problems. Even a bleeding problem is an issue for you even with an outpatient procedure like cosmetic eyelid surgery. Schedule a complete work-up and executive check-up before you sign up for the eyelid surgery. Only with a clean bill of health can you proceed.
  3. Refer to your age. You are eligible for Cosmetic eyelid surgery if you are from 18 to 35 years old. This age range is actually a protective clause for the cosmetic surgeon with real concerns about age and health. However, if you are over 35 and have eye bags or layered eyelids that are genetic in nature, you can go in for surgery but you have to sign a waiver just like everyone else.
  4. Talk to your ophthalmologist. And have your eyes checked with regard to being fit for the procedure. Your orbs are precious. get a clean bill of health by way of an ophthalmology report for presentation to your cosmetic surgeon.
  5. Prepare your payment. Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery costs close to $3,000.00 but it doesn’t cover other costs like anesthesia and miscellany. However, many cosmetic centers now have a financing in place so you can pay for the procedure in installments. You may also look into your health insurance and up to what extent it can cover this cosmetic procedure.
  6. Talk to your surgeon and ask for a video of the procedure. Is this your first time? Well then, it is imperative for you to talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the procedure. If you are truly brave, you can request for a video of his most recent eyelid surgeries. Ask away beginning with your preparations for the surgery and the recovery period involved. Expect your doctor to tell you these things:
  • That you need 10 days to recover and heal before you can resume working or studying at the very least;
  • That it will take 6 months for you to completely heal;
  • That you will be experiencing swelling, mild pain, and discomfort;
  • That you might experience blurry vision and won’t be able to go out into the sun;
  • Lastly, there will be no TV for you while you are healing.     

Swell, isn’t it?


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