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Upper Blepharoplasty
in Thailand

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty (also known as an eye lift) has been growing in popularity in recent years. The procedure involves removing excess skin from the eyelids to make the eyes look younger.

Upper Blepharoplasty IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

The most common upper eyelid complaint relates to heavy or drooping upper eyelids. These can make you look older than your age or even interfere with your eyesight.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery or eye lift, is a very common surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin, fat or muscle from the upper eyelids for a more youthful appearance.

Typical candidates are men and women in good general health whose vision or aesthetic appearance is impacted by heavy, dropping or puffy eyelids. The procedure can be performed on its own or combined with a brow lift for additional correction.

To be considered a suitable candidate for this type of surgery, you should be in good general health and have realistic expectations.

 

Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery

SURGERY

An incision is made in upper eyelid, hidden within the natural crease lines that run above the eyelashes. Depending on the patient’s anatomy, the incisions might extend into the crow’s feet or laughter lines at the outer corners of the eyes.

Working through the preoperative markings, the surgeon will separate the skin from the subcutaneous layers and remove excess fat and trim any sagging muscle and skin for a smoother, rejuvenated appearance. The incisions will then be closed with very fine sutures.

Upper Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you can normally go home later the same day. The whole operation takes approximately one hour, and visible scarring will be minimal.

Before & After

Before the Surgery

  • Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
  • You may want to bring sunglasses to protect your eyes after surgery.
  • Plan to take 5 days off work and your normal activities.
  • Wear glasses instead of contact lenses on the day of the surgery.
  • Remove any jewellery and metallic objects (watches etc.) before entering the operating room.
  • If you are waiting for cataract surgery, consult an ophthalmologist before the surgery.

Recovery

  • Take all the medications prescribed by the doctor.
  • You can shower after the surgery but ensure that the eyes are kept dry for the first 3 days.
  • 3-7 days after surgery, you can begin washing your eyes gently with water and soap.
  • Rest with your head in an elevated position. This will help minimise swelling and bruising.
  • Sutures are removed 7-10 days after surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke for 2 weeks after the surgery.

FAQs

Blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the upper and lower eyelids. The upper blepharoplasty is aimed at correcting the sagging skin that overhangs the upper lid. The surgery for the upper eyelids removes mostly skin and a small amount of fat from the inner corner of the eye.

The lower blepharoplasty is aimed at correcting the “bags” that form underneath the eye. The surgery can be done from an incision underneath the eyelashes (subciliary approach) or through one inside the eye (transconjunctival). The surgeon will inform you which the best approach is for you. The fat is then gently removed and a small amount of skin is the removed. The result is a natural and refreshed look.

Blepharoplasty refers to eyelid surgery. Many times, patient may have brows that have descended and are low. These patients may need a brow lift procedure to elevate the brows. Patients that may have puffy lower eyelids due to allergies will not achieve improvement with the blepharoplasty procedure.

The best candidates for blepharoplasty are healthy men and women who have sagging upper eyelids or lower eyelids that are puffy.

The surgeon will personally meet with you during the consultation. He will examine and evaluate you. He will then show you before and after pictures and then explain the surgical procedure from beginning to end. This explanation will include what surgical technique he will use, where the surgery will be performed, what type of anesthesia, and a step-by-step explanation of what the recovery will be like. You will then meet with the patient care coordinator, who will explain the scheduling details and the cost.

The surgeon will perform blepharoplasty in his office-based operating room under local anesthesia with sedation.

The surgeon will perform the blepharoplasty procedure with local anesthesia with sedation when done as a single procedure. If it is combined with a facelift, IV sedation or general anesthesia, provided by an anesthesiologist (MD), may be used.

The surgeon will perform the upper blepharoplasty via a small incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. This incision heals very well and will be imperceptible once healing has occurred. The skin is removed and then a small amount of muscle and fat are removed. The skin is then closed with small stitches. These are placed in a way that they can be removed without pain.

The lower eyelid is performed in a different way. A small incision is made under the eyelashes. He skin and muscle are elevated, and the fat is removed. A tiny strip of skin is then removed and the muscle is then tightened. The incision is then closed with small stitches. These stitches are also placed so that they can be removed without causing pain.

The surgeon will perform the upper blepharoplasty in one hour and the lower blepharoplasty in one hour.

The incision for the upper blephroplasty is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This incision heals well. The lower blepharoplasty incision is made just under the eyelashes (subciliary) or inside the eye (transconjunctival).

The skin in the eyelids is the thinnest skin in the body. The incisions, when placed well, will heal well and be imperceptible.

The blepharoplasty procedure is not painful. Patients typically complain of a burning sensation in the eyelids one hour after the procedure. The discomfort will generally last about 1 hour.

The recovery for blepharoplasty is rather mild. The surgery is ambulatory, meaning that the patient is allowed to return home the same day of the surgery. The patient returns to see the surgeon at the fifth post-operative day. At that time, the sutures are painlessly removed. From that point on, any bruising will start to quickly subside. Women can wear make up after the sutures are removed. About 70% of the swelling resolves in the first 2 weeks. The remainder takes about 2 months to resolve. However, this is mild swelling that is not perceptible. Most patients are well enough to return to work by the seventh post-operative day.

Patients are generally able to return to work about one week after the blepharoplasty procedure.

The surgeon will recommend that patients do not return to exercise for three weeks after their procedure.

The surgeon will remove the stitches on the fifth post-operative day. The removal will be painless, as they are placed in a way that they simply slide out.

The potential complications that may occur with blepharoplasty include the following: bleeding, dry eyes, slight asymmetry in healing or scarring, swelling at the corners of the eyelids, temporary blurred vision, and whiteheads

You need to stay in Thailand at least 7-14 days.

Follow up consultation and stitches removal are around 5-7 days after surgery.

Price List

Service
Price
(Hospital)
Price
(Clinic)
Remark
Upper Blepharoplasty
25,000 ฿
PTOSIS Eyelid
25,000฿
Upper Blepharoplasty
+
Epicanthoplasty
35,000฿
Upper Blepharoplasty
+
Fat Transfer
+10,000฿/ 1 side
*For complicated cases, and special technique use quoted prices may differ.

Price List

Service
Price
(Hospital)
Price
(Clinic)
Upper Blepharoplasty
25,000 ฿
PTOSIS Eyelid
25,000฿
Upper Blepharoplasty
+
Epicanthoplasty
35,000฿
Upper Blepharoplasty
+
Fat Transfer
+10,000฿/ 1 side
*For complicated cases, and special technique use quoted prices may differ.