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What should you prepare at home before eyelid surgery?

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At home, you should have:

Don't use Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve, and aspirin because of the increased risk of bleeding.

  • Ice cubes
  • Ice pack (or you can use freezer bags filled with ice, frozen corn, or peas)
  • Small gauze pads
  • Eye drops or artificial tears (ask your doctor to recommend the proper type to meet your particular needs)
  • Clean washcloths and towels
  • Over-the-counter painkillers (which your doctor can recommend)

From: Eyelid Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty."

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Surgery of the Eyelids."

 

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty."

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Surgery of the Eyelids."

 

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 15, 2019

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