Subciliary Approach Blepharoplasty Workup
- Author: Antonio Riera March, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA more...
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- Laboratory testing required to perform a blepharoplasty under local anesthesia varies slightly according to the patient's age and past and present medical history.
- The usual requested laboratory studies for a healthy person may include the following:
- CBC count with differential
- Prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, if suggested by past medical history
- Platelet count
- Serum electrolyte evaluation
- Glucose level (optional as directed by history)
- BUN and creatinine level (optional as directed by history)
- Urinalysis (optional as directed by history)
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- Obtain a chest radiograph if the history so indicates.
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- Perform an ECG if the patient is older than 40 years or the history so indicates.
- If the patient has a personal physician, advise the physician about the plan for a blepharoplasty so he or she can have input in the preparation and recommendations prior to the surgical procedure. Request further laboratory studies and/or consultations with medical specialists as needed.
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