Subciliary Approach Blepharoplasty Workup

Updated: Oct 26, 2018
  • Author: Antonio Riera March, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Laboratory Studies

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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)


Imaging Studies

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  • Obtain a chest radiograph if the history so indicates.


Other Tests

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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.