This procedure is a performed as an outpatient procedure. Ice packs are immediately applied to the upper and/or lower eyelids following a blepharoplasty to decrease the amount of bruising and swelling post-operatively. It is also recommended that the patient stops all blood thinners seven to ten days before surgery, including non-steroidals and aspirin-containing products.
Patients are asked to start homeopathic treatments like Arnica Montana and Bromelain, as these products will also decrease the amount of swelling and bruising post-operatively.
Most of the healing from the upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty occurs in the first seven to ten days following surgery. It is very important that the patients apply ice packs to both the upper and lower eyelids for the first forty-eight hours. It is also recommended that patients avoid any bending, lifting, or straining during the first week following surgery to decrease the amount of bruising and swelling.