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Preparation for a Blepharoplasty Procedure

For your surgery you will be given IV Sedation, which is an intravenous (IV) injection that will relax you for the duration of the procedure, which lasts from 20 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery and whether both upper and lower eyelids are involved.

Prior to the day of the procedure you may be asked to take steps such as these:

  • If your doctor advises this, stop taking any medication that can thin your blood and prevent it from clotting normally. This includes pain relievers such as aspirin and ibuprofen, prescription strength blood thinners, and dietary and herbal supplements. You'll need to stop these medications two weeks beforehand, to reduce the possibility of excess bleeding during the procedure.
  • Do not eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to surgery.
  • On the morning of your procedure, you should take essential medications — such as for blood pressure — with a small sip of water.
  • Do not wear makeup, lotion, cologne or aftershave on the day of surgery.
  • Make sure someone is available to transport you to and from surgery and to remain with you at home after you are released following surgery.

Procedures typically are performed outpatient at our ambulatory surgery center. Outpatient Surgery & Cosmetic Center, conveniently located in Zachary.

    Our Surgery Center

    Outpatient Surgery & Cosmetic Center

    6550 Main Street Suite 2600

    Zachary, LA 70791

    Office 225.570.6357

    Fax 225.570.2237

    Zachary Location

    2421 Church Street

    Zachary, LA 70791

    Office 225.654.1061

    Fax 225.654.0791



    Port Allen Location

    4263 LA Hwy 1 South

    Port Allen, LA 70767

    Office 225.308.6311

    Fax 225.490-4969

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