Can dose of steriods affect a minor surgical procedure like blepharoplasty?
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Use of Steroids Before Blepharoplasty
Steroids before eyelid surgery
The steroids should not affect your blepharoplasty
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Likely not, however...
However your surgeon should know the dosage of the steroids. Surgeons approach to surgery varies and your surgeon may decide to postpone an elective case.
A short course of steroids will not affect her blepharoplasty
Thank you for your question. Be sure to make your surgeon aware of the prednisone dose you have received. However I routinely give steroids on the day of surgery when doing a blepharoplasty to reduce postoperative swelling,.
A short course of steriods will not likely affect your surgery.
A low dose of steroids is not likely to affect the result of your blepharoplasty. Concerns for patients on steroids is an increased risk of infection and poor wound healing but the short course you will take for your tinnitus should have no affect on your surgery. If you have any concern at all tell your surgeon and you could postpone the surgery till 2 weeks after your steroid course is over. One possible benefit of the steroids could be less swelling after your surgery, as steroids are anti-inflammatory medications.
Immediately let your surgeon know what is going on.
Much depends on precisely your individual circumstances. You may be ok to have surgery or your surgeon may consider postponing surgery.
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