What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, fat or muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It’s a popular procedure amongst patients who’re unhappy with their hooded or drooping eyelids or under eye bags. Ageing often gives that undesirable tired look which can make us look much older than we really are. Eyelid surgery can address tired, sagging to puffy looking eyes and give you a more youthful and rested look. In addition to making your eyes appear younger, removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids can also improve your vision.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Eyelid surgery involves making an incision along the natural skin crease of your upper eyelid to allow for removal of excess skin, fat or muscle. The incision will be closed with sutures and the scar is usually hidden in the natural fold of the eyelid, making it almost invisible. Eyelid surgery is the most effective and long-lasting procedure which removes extra skin that hangs over the upper eyelids.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Ideal candidates for lower eyelid surgery include anyone who has bags or puffiness under their eyes that makes them look older and tired. Lower eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive procedure which involves making an incision just below the lower eyelashes to remove fat, excess skin and sagging muscle. If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids without extra skin, the fat can be removed by making an incision inside of the lower eyelid. This allows for access to the eyelid without visible incisions, making this technique perfect for patients who need fat removed.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
- A long-lasting youthful appearance
- Restoring the shape of your eyes
- Boost of confidence as you look younger
- Looking more rested and alert
- Improved vision after removal of excess skin
All Inclusive Eyelid Surgery Package
Package includes pre-op tests, aftercare essentials, 1 night hospital stay, 6 nights hotel stay, VIP transfers, free guest, English speaking patient co-ordinator and a nurse
On the morning of your procedure, you will be picked up by your patient coordinator and transferred to the hospital where you will have a consultation with your surgeon. Afterwards, you will have medical tests to check your suitability for surgery and once confirmed the procedure will last around 1-2 hours. You will spend one night at the hospital following your surgery
Following a check-up by your surgeon you will be transferred to your hotel where you will continue to rest in your room
You are advised to continue resting, but once you start feeling better you can go out to explore the city on day 4
You will have a final check-up by your surgeon and you will be ready to go home after receiving instructions on postoperative care. Your stitches will be removed by your surgeon during your final check-up
On your last day our driver will take you to the airport in one of our VIP transfers
Everything You Need to Know
Length of Stay
Around 1-2 hours
1 day after procedure
Time off Work
Removed before you return home
3 days after procedure
2 weeks after procedure
On back for 4 weeks
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s Eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, fat or muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It’s a popular procedure amongst patients who’re unhappy with their hooded or drooping eyelids or under eye bags.
What should I expect during my consultation with the surgeon?
During your consultation with the surgeon, you will discuss your expectations and potential results, giving you a chance to decide together what’s best for you and your facial structure. He will go through your medical history and test results with you to ensure your suitability for the procedure. After clearly explaining how ‘eyelid’ surgery is performed and what type of scarring you will have, he will physically examine you and draw detailed markings on your eyes. You will then be given information about your post-op recovery and be prepared for your surgery.
When can I expect to return to work?
Normally, you can return to work within 10 days, however you might suffer from bruising and swelling, so you might consider taking more time off depending on how you heal.
Will I be left with scars?
5 making it almost invisible.
When can I expect to see my results?
You can expect to see the initial results of your ‘eyelid’ surgery 4-6 weeks after surgery when most of the swelling goes down. Most patients will start seeing their true results after three months as that’s when majority of the swelling will disappear. However, it won’t be until six-months post-op before you can see your final results.
Don’t forget that specific results cannot be guaranteed as every individual has different bodies therefore everyone’s results will vary
Should I bring a friend with me?
Our dedicated patient coordinators and nurses will be with you during every step of your journey. However, when having a surgical procedure anywhere it’s always best to have a familiar face with you
When can I take a shower?
You can take a shower 2-3 days after surgery. However, you cannot wash your face as you can only cleanse the area surrounding your eyes using a washcloth
How long does the operation take?
It takes around 1-2 hours
What type of anaesthesia will be used?
Eyelid surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia or sedation
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