Procedure

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rejuvenates the upper and/or lower eyelids through the removal of excess fat, skin, and muscle.  An Eye lift can restore a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes, and open them up by correcting drooping upper lids and removal of puffy bags under the eyes.

An Eyelift (blepharoplasty) is a very popular procedure for Asian eyes, as it can significantly change the appearance of the eyes by opening them up to appear brighter and larger.

Eyes are considered the most beautiful feature of the face and it is important to follow an effective skin care regimen to maintain a youthful look.  Nevertheless, at some point in our age, eyes can look tired and wrinkled. Therefore this procedure can alter the appearance of the eyelids to restore a more youthful look.

Each patient is different so the procedure can be tailored to suit your needs. Therefore it can be done alone, or with both the upper and lower eyelids. It can also be combined with other procedures, such as nose, brow, and face surgery. Above all eyelid surgery can't stop the aging process. However it can help to reduce the appearance of loose skin or bagginess around the eyelids.

Best Candidates

The best candidates are emotionally stable, physically fit, and have droopy or baggy eyes. However, this may vary from person to person. This is beneficial for both young and old patients. Ideal candidates are typically at least 35 years.

Preparation for an Eyelift

Discuss any medical condition you have with your surgeon and advise them of any medication that you take.  In addition, discuss your procedure thoroughly and ask as many questions as you can before making your decision.

Not smoking for this procedure is very important. Above all smoking can cause circulation problems and make complications more likely, including post-operative chest procedures.

Length

The average time in surgery for this procedure is approximately two hours.

Anesthesia

You have three options: intravenous sedation, local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Discuss with your surgeon and anesthesiologist the best option for you.

Inpatient/Outpatient

This is an outpatient procedure.

Side effects possible

Side effects may include temporary discomfort, tightness, swelling, or bruising in the eyelids or eyes. While it is possible for some to experience dryness, burning, or itching, these side effects are rare. In addition, you can expect excessive tearing and sensitivity for the first few weeks.

There are risks

There is always risk with any surgery. For instance temporary blurred vision or double vision, infection, bleeding, swelling at the corners and around the eyelids, dry eyes, formation of whiteheads or dry eye, small asymmetry, scarring, difficulty closing your eyes completely or permanent vision loss (which are both rare), and lower position of the lower lids.  This may mean that you need to have additional surgery. In addition, lubricating drops may help with some complications.  

Patients may have trouble closing their eyes while asleep. Although this is rare, it can become a permanent condition. This rare condition, known as ectropion (lower lids pulled down), may need additional surgery.

Recovery

You can start reading again within two to three days. Meanwhile the doctor may allow you to wear your contact lenses after two weeks.

Post surgery, you should refrain from drinking alcohol. However after three weeks, you can resume more strenuous activities or alcohol consumption. After several weeks, swelling and bruising should disappear.

After surgery, your eyes are often lubricated with petroleum jelly and wrapped in bandages. Oral medications can be used to manage pain and discomfort. Subsequently an antibiotic may be prescribed to you to help prevent infection. Additionally, you will receive post care instructions to follow.

Results

Eyelid surgery will ‘turn back the clock’ by opening your eyes, and make you look more youthful and energetic.

Cost of Blepharoplasty

The cost can vary based on the technique used, surgeon fees, anesthesia used, inpatient (hospital) or outpatient (day surgery), and package inclusions.  Please ask your consultant for verification on what is/is not included.

Related Face Procedures

Other common facial procedures include;

Next Steps

We are here to assist you with your journey. We recommend you make an inquiry and request a firmquote . This will ensure you receive a detailed cost breakdown of your procedure, with surgeon feedback.  We do not charge you for this service. Our consultants are very experienced with all our partners and can answer any questions you may have.