How Do I Prepare for Eyelid Surgery
The initial consultation for eyelid surgery can be scheduled at either Dr. Delgado’s San Francisco office near Union Square or his Novato office in Marin County. Dr. Delgado will discuss your concerns in great detail at this meeting, and your goals and expectations will be addressed. Digital photography may be used to put your image on the computer. Computer imaging can aid in evaluating your appearance and demonstrating the proposed changes that can be achieved. Your medical history will be reviewed, and a physical examination will be conducted. Dr. Delgado will determine if the upper eyelid sagging is due to the upper eyelid skin, laxity of the eyebrow, or a combination of both. He will also determine if there is laxity of the lower eyelids that could be improved with tightening or other procedures.
Dr. Delgado will advise you as to whether eyelid surgery is the best procedure. He will help you decide whether both the upper and lower eyelids need correction and whether a brow lift is advisable. At times, additional suggestions are made. For example, if you would like eyelid rejuvenation, which will make your face look significantly younger, he may suggest other procedures to balance the face and create harmony.
Lastly, you will be given a pre-operative instruction booklet that will explain medications that will be ordered and any preparations that need to be made at home for recovery. This pre-operative booklet provides a detailed list of aspirin and aspirin-containing compounds, including anti-inflammatory products, that must be discontinued two weeks before and two weeks after surgery to minimize bleeding. The booklet also recommends vitamin supplements and homeopathic remedies that can be taken to minimize bruising and promote healing.