Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

5 Tips to Prepare for Blepharoplasty

What you do before the surgery can be important.

For anyone that has had issues with their eyelids, blepharoplasty procedures has been life-changing. Aside from helping patients look years younger, these surgeries can help provide relief for issues such as droopy eyes and excess skin and fat around the eyelids.

If you’ve been considered a good candidate for blepharoplasty, then you should prepare for the procedure accordingly. These five tips can help make the most out of the opportunity to improve the way you look and see.

Stop Taking Some Medications

Some medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, or anti-inflammatory medicine may increase bleeding or bruising. They also could conflict with whatever medication the surgeon may prescribe. Cease medications like these as well as the use of supplements within two weeks of your surgery.

Stop Smoking Now

Smoking can lead to a variety of issues due to their ability to block oxygen from reaching skin cells. They cause the capillaries to constrict which can negatively affect blood flow to the wounds and affect their ability to heal. There is a chance that the surgeon may not even perform the procedure if you don’t stop smoking.

Arrange Your Transportation

You will not be able to drive yourself home after the surgery, so you should arrange to have someone close to you drive you to the surgeon’s office as well as take you back home once it’s completed. Don’t settle for a cab or random form of public transportation. Find someone that you know and trust to drive you.

Prepare for Your Recovery Accordingly

You will be taking some time away from normal life to focus on the recovery from the surgery. Preparing for that time is vital to minimize stress and allow you to relax as much as possible. Take care of any shopping, cleaning, business matters, or anything else you need to. Have access to as much produce and prepared food as possible so you don’t have to commit time and energy to cooking. Prepare the space you will sleep for the next few nights if it isn’t going to be your bed as well. Wherever that place will be, keep a table close for medications, drinks, or anything else you may need quickly so you don’t have to get up.

Follow the Surgeon’s Specific Recommendations

Aside from the above, the surgeon you’re working with (Dr. Yeilding) will provide further specific instructions for you if they are warranted. The surgeon wants you to see the best results possible, which is why additional preparation may be needed. You should follow these instructions to the letter so you have the best chance to see the greatest results from your surgery.


These strategies and tips are shared from experience and knowledge. That experience and knowledge is why Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding has been so successful in performing eyelid surgeries for her patients. Her unique laser eyelid lift practice has an established track record of success. The only way you can find this out for yourself is to visit Yeilding Eye and Face Laser and Plastic Surgery. For more information, call 407-560-1000 to set up a consultation today.

Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!