Oculoplastic Surgical Interventions:
- Abnormalities of the eyelids
- Ectropion – Entropion
- Ptosis
- Tumors
- Minor lid tumors (by laser treatment)
- Lacrimal system
- Aesthetic lid surgery
- Upper lid skin excess
- Crease rebuild
- Fat bag removal
Pre-operation Examination
Post-operation Procedure
Post-operation Instructions
A. Pre-operation Examination

• Consult and make a preliminary assessment with an ophthalmologist.
• Arrange to have someone take you home.
• Clarify whether you need a local or general anesthesia during cosmetic surgery with a doctor.
• This initial consultation lasts around 45-60 minutes.

B. Surgery

Preparation in the few days leading up to the surgery:
• See your primary care physician or internist before your surgery for standard preoperative clearance.
• Avoid certain medications (such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and warfarin) and over-the-counter supplements per your surgeon’s instructions.
• Stop using anti-coagulants 3-5 days before and after the surgery (consult your doctor).
• To aid with healing, stop smoking 2 to 3 weeks before and after surgery

The day of the surgery:
• Have slight breakfast and come to the hospital as scheduled.
• Take essential medications (such as for blood pressure and diabetes) as usual.
• Do not wear makeup of any kind on the day of surgery.

C. Post-operation Procedure

Immediately after the surgery:
• Have someone drive you home after surgery.
• Wear sun glasses or other eye protection when going out.

The post-operation examination
• Use medications/ointments as directed.
• Take care of eye as instructed by doctor.
• Return to the hospital for a stitches removal after 1 week.
• Expect mild discomfort during the immediate recovery period. But if pain is severe or vision changes occur, call your surgeon immediately.

D. Post-operation Instructions

• On the first day, you should apply cold packs each hour you are awake, for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time. The ice should help to reduce the swelling and keep bruising to a minimum.
• On the second day, apply cold packs every few hours for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time.
• After 48 hours, warm compresses should be applied to promote faster healing.
• Avoid rubbing the skin wound or applying pressure on it for 2 weeks.
• You will need to be careful when bathing for at least a week after surgery.
• Dab and dry the wound after washing your face.
• Prop your head up with a few pillows to sleep for about 1 week after surgery. This will help prevent swelling.
• Do not drink alcohol for at least 1 week after surgery. You may also need to stop certain medicines.
• Exercising or heavy lifting should be avoided for 3 weeks after surgery.
• Avoid swimming for at least 2 weeks.
• You can resume wearing contact lenses when the eyelid swelling subsides.
• If you wear eyeglasses, you can put them on carefully at any time after surgery.
• Your eye area will be bruised and red with swollen eyes, particularly during the first few days
• The whites of your eyes (sclera) also may become red and bloodshot. It may take a few weeks for healing to be complete, during which time you should not wear eye makeup.
• The time necessary to recover depends on the type of procedure performed, and can vary for each individual.
• You may notice increased tears, feeling more sensitive to light and wind, and blurring or double vision for the first few weeks.

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