Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery abroad

Eyelid surgery, often referred to as blepharoplasty is a strand of both ophthalmology and plastic surgery that attends to conditions, deformities, and aesthetics of the eyelid. Eyelid surgery is often performed when the skin of the upper eyelid takes on a heavy, aged appearance, with a buildup of excess fat which can often impair vision - upper blepharoplasty can reverse this process, with skin and fat removed to restore good vision and reduce the aged appearance of the eyelids.

Lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, refers to the correction of defects in the lower eyelid. This is often performed to address the drooping, sagging, and wrinkling of skin around the eyelid. Excess skin and fat is removed to lift or tighten the lower eyelid.

A third form of blepharoplasty is known as double eyelid surgery, sometimes referred to as asian eyelid surgery or the westernization of the eyelid. This reshapes the eyelid by creating a fold, or crease, per eyelid. A blepharoplasty procedure is fairly straightforward and will take anywhere between one and 3 hours, though most take no longer than 2 hours. Blepharoplasty is performed under either local or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery, the condition of the patient, and the personal preferences of the patient. A surgeon will make a small incision into the skin of the eyelid and remove excess fat and tissue. The skin will then be stitched up.

Where can I find eyelid surgery abroad?

Ophthalmology clinics in Spain are well-known for their expertise when it comes to eyelid surgery and boast a number of internationally-recognized specialists in the field. Ophthalmology clinics in Mexico regularly receive medical tourists from North America due to the affordability of their services when compared to specialist clinics in the US. Plastic surgery clinics in Thailand attract tourists from all over the world who wish to combine their cosmetic treatment with an enjoyable holiday.,

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Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty or an eye lift, is a surgery performed to remove bagginess and puffiness from lower eyelids, and droopiness from upper eyelids. It is commonly performed as a cosmetic procedure, but may also be necessary for patients who have obstructed vision due to drooping upper lids. The doctor will usually make a small incision in the upper eyelid or beneath the lower eyelid, in order to remove excess skin and/or fat from the area.

Recommended for Rejuvenating the facial appearance Droopy upper lids Removing bags under the eyes Time requirements Number of days in hospital 1 - 3 days . Sometimes patients stay in hospital for a few days, however, in many cases, no overnight stay is required. Average length of stay abroad 5 - 7 days. Patients may need a follow up appointment to check progress or get stitches removed. Surgical adjustments to the eyelids can correct drooping or create a more contoured effect. 

If a general anesthetic is administered, patients will usually be advised to stop eating and drinking around 12 hours before the procedure. Some clinics perform the surgery with a local anesthetic, in which case patients are awake for the procedure but the eye area is completely numb.

Patients who are awake throughout can usually leave the clinic the same day.,

How the surgery is performed, will depend on whether the upper or lower eyelid is being treated. Upper eyelid surgery involves making an incision in the skin, through which skin and fat is removed. The site is then stitched together in the eyelid, creating what looks like a natural crease. Lower eyelid surgery involves an incision being made in the lower eyelash line, or on the inside of the lower lid, in order to avoid noticeable scarring, this incision is referred to as a transconjunctival incision.

Through the incision, fat can be either removed or added, depending on the desired result, and the incision is then closed. Sometimes the stitches need removing around one week after surgery, but the surgeon may use dissolvable stitches which are absorbed / broken down naturally by the body. Anesthesia Local anesthetic, local anesthetic and sedation or general anesthetic.

Procedure duration The Eyelid Surgery takes 1 to 3 hours. Incisions are made on the eyelid and excess fat is removed, reducing eye bags and puffiness and reshaping the eye area.,

Patients should keep the wound clean. It is recommended that someone accompanies the patient after the procedure, in case vision is temporarily impaired. Patients should avoid swimming and sun exposure.

Patients may need to return to the clinic after around one week to get stitches removed, or wait a couple of weeks for dissolvable stitches to become absorbed / broken down naturally.

Possible discomfort Bruising and swelling is usually worst on the day after surgery, but heals quickly. During the first 48 hours, the use of cool compresses can greatly reduce bruising and swelling around the eyes and face.,

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