Album DescriptionI had an upper (transcuteneous) & lower (transconjunctival) blepharoplasty on April 1, 2009. I was the family guinea pig - Mom had an upper bleph with the same surgeon in July 2009, and is very happy with her results.
2 wks prior to surgery, I ate lots of FRESH pineapple, which contains Bromelain that reduces the potential for bruising & swelling. I bought SinEcch, an oral homeopathic Arnica regimen taken prior to surgery, which is especially formulated to minimize post-surgical bruising & swelling, www.alpinepharm.com. I also applied topical Arnica gel to the bruises often, until they were gone. I feel very strongly that these preparations have made a difference.
I then used MEDscar topical silicone scar treatment, www.medscar.com. I did a lot of research & it's one of the top 2 recommended scar treatments by the Scar Treatment Association, www.scartreatmentassociation.com. It minimizes old & new scars, so I've also used it on some older scars.
The one thing I would stress is: If the stitches start to itch and come loose on their own - DON'T pick at them!!! It's hard to leave them alone but very important to let the incision heal without disturbing it for as long as possible. I have an area where my scar is thicker and more noticeable because I was fussing with the stitches.
I informed myself about every little detail involved with blepharoplasty & asked a lot of questions. This website & www.drmeronk.com were very helpful! I felt good about my choice of a surgeon & I stayed very positive prior to the surgery & was excited about it.
Dr. Phillip Rizzuto, MD
First Name: Nancy
Location: RI, United States
Procedure DetailsDate of Procedure: 04-01-2009
Results: 5 (Thrilled)
Weight: 137 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. Philip R. Rizzuto, MD, FACS
City of Procedure: Providence
Sate of Procedure: RI
Country: United States
Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty:
Eyelid Surgery Type: Transconjunctival (incision inside eyelid)
Lids Treated: Both Upper And Lower Lids