Consultation & Evaluation

First, you will:

  • Discuss your goals and evaluate your current signs of aging
  • Learn about the procedure
  • Learn the likely outcomes and potential risks of the procedure
  • Get a course of treatment recommended by Dr. Swier
  • Ask questions and get answers to help you understand the process

 Be sure to:

  • Openly share your expectations
  • Disclose your complete health history, current medications, and use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Commit to precisely follow all of Dr. Swier’s instructions

 It is essential to disclose any of these conditions:

  • Eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eyes or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders such as Grave’s disease and an under- or over-active thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorder, or diabetes

 

Before Surgery

You will:

  • Be given diagnostic testing slips
  • Be given medication prescriptions
  • Be given day-of-surgery instructions and medications
  • Be given specific information related to the use of anesthesia
  • Be asked to sign consent papers
  • Learn the risks associated with surgery

 

The Day of Surgery

  • Your procedure may be performed in a hospital, outpatient surgery center or office-based surgical suite.
  • Medications will be administered to keep your comfortable
  • A lubricating ointment and cold compresses will be applied, and in some cases your eyes will be covered with gauze
  • You will experience minimal discomfort but you may receive medications to control any pain you may feel
  • You will learn how to care for the surgical site
  • You’ll be asked to keep your head elevated at all times until swelling has subsided
  • You’ll learn when you may return to light activity
  • You’ll receive a follow-up appointment with Dr. Swier

 

The Recovery Process
The first day:

  • Rest quietly and keep your head elevated
  • You may experience swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eye, and discomfort, which can be controlled using cold compresses and medication
  • You will be instructed to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes until initial swelling has subsided

In five to ten days:

  • Swelling and puffiness will mostly subside
  • Sutures will be removed and incisions will be healed
  • You can resume light activity

After two weeks:

  • Most of the bruising will disappear
  • You can resume wearing makeup
  • You should continue wearing sunglasses and use diligent sun protection