Preparing for Canthoplasty

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Before you have surgery, you will need to have had a consultation with the surgeon who will perform the operation.  This meeting is a chance for you to assess the surgeon and for them to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Canthoplasty.  You will need to discuss your full medical history to make sure that you are healthy enough to undergo the surgery and that there are no pre-existing conditions that may be aggravated by the surgery.

What happens in you consultation?

The surgeon will talk you through the procedure and find out exactly what you expect from your surgery. A surgeon will not perform surgery if you have unrealistic expectations from the surgery as you may be disappointed with the results so make sure that you are realistic and understand fully what the results will be. You will also discuss the type of anesthetic that will be used and what effect it will have on your body.

If you are a smoker, you will need to quit smoking at least six weeks before the surgery if not more. If you smoke, you reduce the supply of blood to certain areas and you can also change your blood vessels. Also, some medications can cause problems so if you are taking anti-clotting drugs, you will need to stop taking them. Your doctor will advise you on when you need to do this. With most anesthetics, you cannot eat or drink for a certain period of time before the operation and your doctor will also give you guidelines on this in the time leading up to your operation.

Arriving for your surgery

On the day of the operation, you should not wear any makeup around your eyes or on your face. Arrive at the time that you have been told and the nurses and surgeons will take care of you. Remember, you will be given an anesthetic and a sedative so although you won’t be asleep, you will be very drowsy and will need someone to drive you home after the operation.

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