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What should I expect on the day of my surgery?

You will be greeted by the nursing staff one to two hours prior to surgery at the surgery center or hospital. They will go over your medical history and medications with you. You will also meet the anesthesiologist. You will either undergo the procedure through the use of local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Both are safe and well tolerated in the appropriately selected patients under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. Dr. Zoumalan and the anesthesiologist will decide which type of anesthesia will best fit the patient. Dr. Zoumalan will greet you in the preoperative holding area and then you will be wheeled into the operating room.

  • Remember to wear loose and comfortable clothes on the day of surgery.
  • Do not wear your contact lenses if you usually wear them; have your correctie lenses ready for use instead.
  • You cannot drink or eat anything except your medications for eight hours prior to surgery.
  • Sunglasses help reduce the glare in your eyes after surgery; bring a pair from home if you have them.
  • Avoid drinking any alcohol for one week prior and after your surgery.
  • Avoid any makeup or eye creams, moisturizers, hair gel or other stay in hair products.
  • Bring all your medications with you to surgery.
  • Avoid wearing jewelry, necklaces, watches.
Dr. Christopher Zoumalan is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Zoumalan is passionate about helping patients reach their ideal aesthetic and restore functionality with the leading cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive eyelid surgery, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Zoumalan has been featured on several television shows and has traveled the world as a trusted oculoplastic specialist. Browse the video gallery below to learn more about oculoplastic procedures and treatments.
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