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Preparación de tu Blefaroplastia

Blefaroplastia con el Dr. Armando LopezBlefaroplastia con el Dr. Armando LopezConsejos del Dr Armando Lopez para preparar tu operación de blefaroplastiaYa has tomado tu decisión: después de las consultas iniciales con  el Doctor Armando  López, te has convencido de que la  operación de blefaroplastia puede solucionar tu problema estético de párpados. Además, los exámenes previos han concluido tu aptitud  física para  someterte a una operación de este tipo.

 

En este momento te preguntarás ¿Cómo prepararse para una operación de blefaroplastia? ¿Qué precauciones tomar?

 

En esta página trataremos de resolver todas las dudas al respecto que puedas tener, aunque el Doctor Armando López  te  proveerá con todo tipo de instrucciones  para  que sigas antes  de la intervención y también específicamente relativas al día de la cirugía.

A continuación te ofrecemos una serie de recomendaciones a seguir  antes de tu operación de blefaroplastia

  • Es importante dejar de fumar al menos una o dos semanas antes de la cirugía: el tabaco elimina el oxigeno de la sangre, lo que perjudica tu recuperación.
  • Debes  evitar tomar aspirina, ibuprofeno o medicamentos antiinflamatorios con antelación suficiente a la operación: pueden afectar al  proceso de recuperación o interactuar con medicamentos que se te administrarán durante o después de  la intervención e igualmente podrían provocar un exceso de sangrado tanto antes como después de la misma.
  • La hidratación es fundamental antes y después de la  cirugía y es crítica para favorecer una buena recuperación y unos óptimos resultados. Además, beber agua en abundancia en los días previos a la blefaroplastia contribuirá a evitar náuseas posteriores debidas a la anestesia.
  • Generalmente, se trata de una cirugía ambulatoria, por lo que asegúrate de ir con alguien que te pueda llevar a casa después de la operación y que pueda quedarse contigo al menos la primera noche de tu post-operatorio.
  • Deberá traer gafas oscuras para salir de la clínica.
  • El día de la blefaroplastia debes llegar a la operación en ayunas

 

 

How do I prepare for my blepharoplasty / eyelid surgery ?

You will have to rest for a few days following your operation so ask someone to take over the normal household jobs for a few days. This can be your partner, family member or a friend.

 

Okay, so what do you need to prepare at home before your surgery?

It might help to start by making a ‘To Do’ list. This is where you can list all the things that need to be done and tick these off as you do them.

Here is a list of things to include on your list:

  • Arrange for your partner, friend or member of your family to drive you to the hospital. And ask them to drive you home afterwards. You will be tired and groggy from the general anaesthetic and will not be safe to drive.
  • Avoid any unnecessary bending, lifting or physical activities. These can all increase the blood flow to the eyes.
  • Have everyday items placed within easy reach. This means that tins, bottles, kitchen utensils and bathroom items are all close to hand.
  • Ensure that all your household tasks have been done beforehand. You will not be able to peg out the washing or load the dishwasher after your surgery!
  • If you have a family then ask someone (such as your partner) to look after them for the first few days. This also applies if you have a pet such as a dog or cat. The last thing you need is for a lively two year old or an energetic dog to jump all over you!
  • Obtain an ample supply of painkillers, vitamins and medication. Label these so that you know which to take and when.
  • Prepare meals well in advance which can be frozen and used as and when required. Another option is to buy in frozen or ready prepared meals. It is a good idea to buy plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as this can help to speed up your recovery.
  • Have a small table or reclining chair within reach which contains your medication, painkillers, bottled water, a decent nightlight and some light snacks.
  • Avoid reading, or watching television for the first week following your surgery. It may be tempting to have the remote control near you but watching television can dry the eyes out so avoid doing this.
    If you wear contact lenses then leave these out and wear dark glasses instead. You will need to do this for the first couple of weeks after surgery.
  • Keep your dressing gown, slippers and nightwear close to hand. You will be very tired and out of sorts following surgery and will just want to sleep during this time. It is a good idea to have blankets or your duvet with you as surgery can make you feel the cold more than usual.

Have your last alcoholic drink a week before your operation.

The day before is when you can do any last minute preparation. This means packing an overnight bag or case with your nightwear, a comfy dressing gown and slippers, toiletries, hairbrush, soft tissues, glasses and glasses case and moisturising body wash/body lotion.

It is a good idea to bring a personal music player such as an MP3 player or iPod. But leave any valuables such as jewellery at home.

Bring any essential medications with you.