What Can I Do Before and After a Procedure to Minimize Bruising? I Have an External DCR Scheduled in 3 Weeks.

What can I do before and after a procedure to minimize bruising? I have an external DCR scheduled in 3 weeks. I previously had a failed tear duct procedure that caused terrible bruising, resulting in a dark rust-colored stain (subsequently removed by expensive laser treatment). I previously tried avoiding aspirin and blood thinners, using arnica before and after surgery, icing after surgery, sleeping with my head elevated, etc. What more can I do this time(maybe icing before surgery?)

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It seems to me that you are doing all the correct thing. You also need to avoid Advil type meds several days before surgery. good luck

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